SUPERDESIGN, Italian Radical Design 1965-1975

A film by Maria Cristina Didero and Francesca Molteni

The UK premiere of SUPERDESIGN, Italian Radical Design 1965-1975, presented by its director Francesca Molteni in an evening screening produced by ArchFilmFest London in partnership with LFA.

SUPERDESIGN focuses on nineteen architects, designers, and curators who played central roles in the Italian Radical Movement. Through their stories, the director retraces the movement’s history and heritage of the movement and takes us back to a time when everything seemed possible.

As we look at the works of this movement’s key players, walking with them through their cities’ alleys and listening to their revolutionary ideals, we find that the utopic dreams, ideologies, and passion that permeated their experiences and their art are still alive today.

The film features interviews with designers and creatives such as Emilio Ambasz, Andrea Branzi, Alessandro Mendini, Gaetano Pesce and many others.

After the screening, Manuel Toledo will host a conversation around the film with director Francesca Molteni, followed by a Q&A with the public. Drinks will be available at The Silver Building bar after the film.

The Silver Building

Silver Building 
60 Dock Road
E16 1YZ

About Francesca Molteni

Francesca Molteni did her graduate studies in Philosophy at the University of Milan and her postgraduate in Film Production at New York University. She directed Giocare l’Arte, an art format for RaiSat Ragazzi, Buon Compleanno Dino Risi, a documentary produced by Rai Cinema, Art Basel Miami Beach, L’Urlo, 50 Years of Beat and Peggy Guggenheim for RaiStoria, Ron Gilad and Loving Gio Ponti, presented at the Milano Design Film Festival.

In 2012 she won the award for Innovation assigned by the President of the Italian Repubblica for the QallaM project, Mention of honour of the Compasso d’Oro 2014. In 2013, she received the Cathay Pacific Award for women entrepreneurs. In 2014 she received the PIDA Design Prize for the Where Architects Live exhibition and film, produced for the Salone del Mobile 2014.

In 2009 she founded the production company MUSE Factory of Projects. She curated with Maria Cristina Didero SUPER DESIGN, which was presented in NY at the R&Company Gallery in March 2017.

This event is hosted by The Silver Building

About The Silver Building

Located between the Royal Docks and Silvertown, The Silver Building is an imposing concrete structure that today provides working spaces for London´s creative enterprises, start-ups and local businesses.

Originally built in 1965 for British Oil and Cake Mills, the site was left derelict for over 20 years and has now been transformed to become a dramatic, short-term workspace for everyone from set and fashion designers to music producers.

Twitter: @silverbuilding1

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