giovedì 28 marzo 2013

Lettera aperta a sostegno di Boeri


E' stata spedita ieri una lettera aperta al sindaco di Milano, Giuliano Pisapia, firmata da alcuni dei più grandi architetti e designer contemporanei  per chiedere di rivedere la sua posizione sulla revoca dell'incarico di assessore alla cultura a Stefano Boeri.
Nella lettera, firmata tra gli altri da Rem Koolhass, Zaha Hadid, Ross Lovegrove, Jean Nouvel, Bjarke Ingles di BIG, Giancarlo Mazzanti, viene espresso il rammarico e la delusione per l'improvvisa uscita di Boeri dall'esecutivo, invitando il sindaco a rivedere la propria decisione ed a superare le divergenze personali.
Boeri, dopo aver accettato la carica di assessore nel giugno del 2011, si era dimesso da capo redattore della rivista di architettura Abitare, proprio per seguire più da vicino le importanti questioni culturali che ruotano intorno al capoluogo lombardo. 
A prescindere dagli orientamenti politici di ognuno, Boeri rappresenta un uomo di grande cultura che gode di ampio credito a livello mondiale; una lettera come questa, firmata da personalità così illustri, deve far riflettere sia la società che la politica. E' quanto meno singolare invece non trovare traccia di questa notizia su nessuno dei principali siti di informazione italiani.


Di seguito la lettera con i suoi firmatari.



March 27th, 2013
Dear Mayor Pisapia,
It is with regret and disappointment that we learn that Stefano Boeri was dismissed from his position as Councillor for Design, Fashion and Culture for the city of Milan.
Thanks to the energy and commitment of Boeri, and despite the deepening of the gravest crisis to have faced Italy since the postwar years, since 2011 Milan has succeded in projecting an image of renewed cultural vibrancy and dynamism onto the international stage. Thanks to Boeri's many initiatives — citywide events such as Book City and Piano City, or international exhibitions of internationally renowned artists such as the Marina Abramovic, Picasso, Bramantino, Alberto Garutti and Jeff Wall — Milan had finally succeeded in reaffirming itself forcefully on the international stage as an epicentre of art, design, fashion and culture.
This unmotivated dismissal deprives Milan of one of its greatest assets—an individual who possesses the intelligence, energy, motivation and global network of relationships needed to make Milan an unrivaled protagonist of the European cultural scene of the 21st century. Stefano Boeri is one of Italy's foremost cultural exponents: he has taught in universities in Italy and abroad, curated exhibitions, designed buildings and written books that have been translated into many languages. As such, this unmotivated dismissal seems to us inexplicable.
In this moment of grave crisis, we urge you to put personal differences aside and, for the good of the city, reconsider your decision.
Yours sincerely,
Marina Abramović - Artist, New York
Iwan Baan - Photographer, Amsterdam
Tatiana Bilbao - Architect, Tatiana Bilbao Architects, Ciudad de Mexico
Daniel Birnbaum – Director, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Petra Blaisse - Landscape Architect, Inside Outside, Rotterdam
Erica Bolton and Jane Quinn - Directors, Bolton Quinn, London
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec - Designers, Paris
Maurizio Cattelan - Artist, Milan
Teddy Cruz - Architect, Teddy Cruz Architects, San Diego
Chris Dercon – Director, Tate Modern, London
Elizabeth Diller - Architect, New York
Jimmie Durham - Artist, Berlin
Okwui Enwezor - Curator, Munich
Amos Gitai - Film Director, Tel Aviv - Paris
Joseph Grima - Editor in chief, Domus, Milan
Zaha Hadid - Architect, Zaha Hadid Architects, London
Nikolaus Hirsch - Dean, Städelschule Frankfurt
Li Hu - Architect, Beijing
Bjarke Ingles - Architect, Bjarke Ingels Group Architects, Copenhagen
Rem Koolhaas - Architect, Rotterdam
Koyo Kouoh - Art Editor, Dakar
Armin Linke - Photographer, Berlin
Ross Lovegrove - Designer, London
Qingyun Ma - Architect, Shanghai
Michael Maltzan - Architect, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles
Giancarlo Mazzanti - Architect, Mazzanti Arquitectos, Bogotà
Shelley McNamara & Yvonne Farrell - Architects, Grafton Architects, Dublin
Mohsen Mostafavi – Dean, GSD Harvard, Cambridge
Alexei Muratov - Journalist, Moscow
Jean Nouvel - Architect, Paris
Hans Ulrich Obrist - Co-director, Serpentine Gallery, London
Julia Peyton Jones - Director Serpentine Gallery, London
Bas Princen - Photographer, Amsterdam
Edi Rama – Artist and politician, Tirana
Anri Sala - Artist, Paris
Tomas Saraceno - Artist, Berlin
Milica Topalovic - Architect, Zurich







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