The FUNDAMENTAL ACTS propose a collective reformulation of five great themes of the human existence - LIFE, EDUCATION, CEREMONY, LOVE and DEATH - based on a palimpsest provided by Superstudio in 1972.
The FUNDAMENTAL ACTS were conceived by Superstudio as a series of films centered on the relationship between architecture and the acts of human life. The films were sketched in storyboard format and later published as a series of documents on the pages of Casabella.
The FUNDAMENTAL ACTS contain the possibility of reintroducing a discourse on the relationship between architecture and ritual. They explore the spatiality of rituals and their structure, focusing on architecture as a technology at the service of memory.
The FUNDAMENTAL ACTS have been (re)produced by a group of international contributors:
Andrea Balestrero, Tatiana Bilbao, Stefano Boeri,ciguë, Nick Ross, Point Supreme (Konstantinos Pantazis, Marianna Rentzou),Giovanna Silva, Alberto Sinigaglia, Jean-Benoît Vétillard, 2A+P/A, Davide Sacconi, Aristide Antonas, Fake Industries, Architectural Agonism (Urtzi Grau,Cristina Goberna), Joana Rafael, Curtis Roth, Florian Sauter, Charlotte Von Moos, Matilde Cassani, Louis De Belle, Bethan Huges, Go Hasegawa, Aaron Moulton, Jason Metcalf, Productora (Wonne Ickx), Renato Rizzi, The Ship (Benjamin Gallegos Gabilondo, Marco Provinciali, Francesca Romana,Giorgio De Vecchi, Anna Livia Friel), WAI Architecture Think Tank (Cruz Garcia, Nathalie Frankowski), Laurent de Carniere, June 14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff, Lanza Atelier, Miniatura, Monadnock (Job Floris),Roosmarijn Pallandt, Stefano Zeni, Ester Ghislieri, Baukuh, Giulia Cenci, Ludovico Centis, Michele Marchetti, Marco Scapin, Giancarlo Zampirollo,GANKO, Stefano Graziani, Amedeo Martegani, Thomas Raynaud,Salottobuono
The documents submitted by the contributors have been collected in five chapters of a book. The book has been edited in Milan with Giorgio De Vecchi, Nicolò Ornaghi and Francesco Zorzi, designed in Venice by Tankboys (Marco Campardo and Lorenzo Mason) and printed in Mexico City.
The FUNDAMENTAL ACTS will be on show at:
Archivo/Italia, Italian design in the collection of Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, curated by Mario Ballesteros,
opening on Thursday, October 22, at 19:30 in Mexico City.
The FUNDAMENTAL ACTS is a project initiated by Salottobuono and edited by Matteo Ghidoni.
TERRA INCOGNITA (Latin phrase meaning 'unknown land') is a term used in cartography describing regions or unknown territory that have not been mapped or documented.
TERRA INCOGNITA is a serie of collages that mixes various floating transportation units with architectural structures in a very abstract oceanic context.
TERRA INCOGNITA is a graphic composition which plays of the confrontation with wellknown marine technology and the utopian skyscrapers.