The New Shape of Public Architecture
Presentation of the Work in Progress
Davide Tidoni
Villa Romana, Florence, June 20th 2012

In The New Shape of Public Architecture Davide Tidoni investigates the urban voids generated from the construction site at the new Maggio Fiorentino Opera House in Florence. The talk at Villa Romana will present the listening strategies and recording techniques that have been developed by Tidoni in response to several visits to the site. Particular attention will be given to the process inherent in the creation of this work: an analysis of the contextual material, the relational listening practised in situ and the political implications of this approach.


The presentation will be introduced by Lucia Farinati, curator of Nuovi Paesaggi - Sound Stories from Tuscany.

With a particular emphasis on modes of listening and sound-space relations Davide Tidoni has produced a variety of works that include site specific interventions, acoustic territory explorations as well as sound ethnography fieldworks and listening workshops. He has presented his work at the Barbican Centre - London (2012), the Ars Electronica Festival - Linz (2011), the Venice Architecture Biennale (2010), and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Exeter (2009).


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