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Lake of the mind

A conversation with Steven Holl

Thursday, January 17th we will have the pleasure of hosting the paper “Lake of the mind” by Diana Carta at Cantiere Galli Design. Architect, graduated from the University of Cagliari, always, first for study programs, by profession then, has carried out activities abroad: from Vienna to Bahia and between the United States and Italy working with international studies such as Richard Meyer & Partners and Studio Fuksas. In addition to her profession she participates in various publishing projects such as photography and graphics and collaborates as a journalist for the Domus architecture magazine.

“Lake of the mind”, published by LetteraVentidue, was born as a result of a conversation with architect Steven Holl in May 2016 and published partly on the editorial Domus 1004, July August 2016. It has an abstract title which finds however the reason ‘to be through the flow of words.
The book then became the starting point for a reflection on one of Steven Holl’s most recent projects, the Ex of In House.

How the creative process is born, the importance of the place in which projects are born and grow, which are always the mirror of personality. “Creative work begins in the solitude of the connection between mind / hand / eye.The solitary room with a table and a chair is a functional study of the design”. There are those who have a customary place, those who do not have one but always find different ones to experiment with the creative process, this is the central topic of the book and of the chat between Diana Carta and Steven Holl.

The book is divided into four chapters. After an introduction written by the philosopher Yehuda E. Safran, the dialogue between the architect and Diana Carta begins. The interview in the book is shown in full and investigates the concept of the project starting from the intuition that leads to the creative process and that finally becomes concrete with the work of architecture. The Ex of In House project is then deepened, the result of a study of the concept of space started in 2014. In conclusion, the book ends with a short written by the author that incorporates the concepts discussed at the beginning, defining the structure circular of the contents of the book.

We will be able to deepen and know a little more closely Steven Holl here at Cantiere Galli Design, Thursday 17 January at 18:30, with a chat with Diana Carta and the architect Amanzio Farris who will moderate the meeting for the occasion.

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