It is no coincidence that during the course of today, we have touched upon the greatest variety of disciplines, to help describe architectural practice using the tools of psychoanalysis and linguistics, philosophy and structuralism, phenomenology and the sciences. But this was a dialogue that has never resulted in the exclusive choice of just one method. We have tried to synchronize ourselves with the movement of these diverse directions of research and the definition for the intellectual spirit of this symposium shows which subjects were developed according to specific case studies:
- Innovative Structures-New Materiality: New Systems, Social Responsibility and Sustainability.
- Classic Materials-Modern Language: Contemporary Memory and the Relation between Identity and Culture in the Urban Context.
- Environment as a Growing System: Spectrum of Potentialities.
We have seen how the architect, or rather the critic of life – abitare-in this case, pays great attention to the transformation of knowledge, listening to the debate on methods and ideas, trying to appropriate what might be useful to his works of investigation. However, above all, the aptitude for listening for “variations” and for paying attention to the conditions in the urban context, an aptitude we have all probably cultivated since we were young, always guides the relationship that we have with the classics, those who dealt with history …