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THE MOST IMPORTANT HOUSE IN IRANIAN MODERNISM IS BEING THREATENED WITH DEMOLITION. YOU CAN HELP

Villa Nemazee by Gio Ponti [1957] in Tehran, Iran in collaboration with Fausto Melotti and Paolo De Poli [1957-64]. 

Please sign this petition and save Iranian architectural heritage.

https://www.change.org/p/to-prevent-demolition-of-nemazee-villa-designed-by-italian-architect-gio-ponti

Architecture’s impact in today’s refugee crisis

“There has been relatively little discussion as to how architecture engages with and responds to global refugee emergencies. Through art, architecture and design, we may begin to be able to identify effective ways in which to visualize ourselves as citizens.”

Associate curator Sean Anderson writes on CNN.com about architecture’s impact in today’s refugee crisis, also the subject of our current exhibition, Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter. Read it here

In the civilizations I have created there is meaning in motion. As form flows through space in time, expression evolves and stories are told. Imprinted in light, they reverberate and slowly distort originating sources into unique spheres of conception. These echoes underlie the foundations of physics and emerge as new architectures like blades of grass from vast plains and fields.