Book Chapter "Provisional simultaneity"
Published in Space Caviar ed. SQM: The quantified home (Zurich: Lars Müller Publishers, 2014)
The temporary architecture of the Grande Fratello House is one of the spaces bringing together contemporary societies in different and heterogeneous constituencies through media constructed simultaneities—albeit only provisionally.
At the same time a physical structure and a continuously broadcast reality, this interior is a system of temporary stabilization of people, of meanings, and of capitals as well. But it is so in a way that is complemented by its capacity to mobilize, to make also meanings, capitals and people more mobile. Here circulation is managed through architecture, and itself manages architecture. Understanding the operations of these circulating interiors might allow finding new strategies for their occupation—including also their appropriation, scrutiny, and contestation.
This research is part of the research project on the architecture of the Italian film studios Cinecittà, known as the country's factory of images. It was inlucided in the publication of the Biennale Interieur 2014 in Kortrijk (Belgium), curated by Joseph Grima.
SQM: The quantified home (Zurich: Lars Müller Publishers, 2014)