Greek temples and the experience of the Divine


Read below the preface by acclaimed philosopher Giovanni Piana from Roberto Malvezzi’s new book The Archetype of Wisdom. A Phenomenological Research on the Greek Temple It is difficult to find a symbol that is able to represent Greek culture better than its temples. In addition, the Greek temple is exemplary for the simplicity of its architectural form – think, by comparison, about the complexity of an ancient Indian temple – and for the vast range of meanings of which its shape carries. Nonetheless, while a lot has been said and... Read more →

The Archetype of Wisdom: An interview with Roberto Malvezzi

A short Interview with the author of the book The Archetype of Wisdom. A Phenomenological Research on the Greek Temple (2018).   What is the main focus of your book? Despite the title and the story narrated, this book is about our contemporary times. I believe this is a time that urgently needs new frameworks and cultural references in order to deal with the uncertainties of our future. I believe that our current necessity for new insights and projections for the future, first requires to get a different awareness about... Read more →

INTERTWINING #1: Letter from the Editors

Alessandro Gattara, Sarah Robinson, Davide Ruzzon   Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature. Paul Valéry   We want to move beyond thinking of architecture as an object. Architecture is not separate from us- it is not something to be judged merely by its formal properties, its satisfaction of programmatic concerns or its performance in terms of technical parameters. We are not dismissing the importance of these factors but wish to enrich them, to understand and articulate how architecture... Read more →


An excerpt from the chapter ‘ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF SPACE’ of the book ‘Public Space. Henri Lefebvre and Beyond’ by Angela D’Ascoli     Change life!’ ‘Change society!’ These precepts mean nothing without the production of an appropriate space […] To change life […] we must first change space. Henri Lefebvre   The building–dwelling–thinking conceptual triptych that Martin Heidegger (2000) consecrated in the above-mentioned illustrious conference is by no means unprecedented in modern times. In fact, the practice of dwelling has always represented a subject of considerable debate among human... Read more →

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