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Form and light: a symbol of continuous architecture
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Form and light: a symbol of continuous architecture

Categories: Culture and creativity -Visual Arts -Design and Architecture
Photo exhibition by Camilla Borghese in Sofia.
IDD Sofia
IDD Sofia

Structure creates light. A column and a column brings light between them … no-light, light, no-light, light – Louis Khan

This same light is the guiding theme of the photography exhibition by Camilla Borghese, promoted by the Embassy of Italy in Bulgaria and the Italian Cultural Institute in Sofia for Italian Design Day 2021.

Borghese’s photographs offer a reflection on the continuity of the more classical architectural traditions, which follow a timeline lasting centuries, changing and innovating in a process of continuous renewal. The great architects and designers draw on the legacy of their predecessors, reworking and rethinking it in the most lofty and imaginative ways.

Great architecture has been a source of inspiration over the centuries, hybridizing with the culture of fashion and interior design, with design in mechanical engineering and within the field of architecture itself – a dialogue destined to ensure continuous innovation.

The exhibition, printed on large panels displayed next to the entrance of the Italian Institute in Sofia, overlooks a pedestrian street and can be is free to visit until August 31.

Sofia adds a second event for Italian Design Day 2021: Chiara Alessi, lecturer and essayist on design, tells the story of how the profession of designer began in twentieth century Italy.  The video, produced in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Sofia, is available in this page.

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