Fondazione eLand via Lengina 4b 6965 Lugano, Switzerland email@example.com
MATTEO FERRONI Architecture
FAD Fostering Arts and Design. Xarxes d'opinio, 2014 Barcelona
'borders, peripheries, social classes are the topics of our future'
Borders, peripheries, social classes are the topics of our future… therefore since 2015 we work to shape new civic places to seed and grow the intercultural Europe of the future. We will design a model of primary school as the first civic space we experience as citizens and we will introduce a contemporary model of Agora where educate to citizenship. Cities and primary schools who wish to join the project are welcome to collaborate. We believe in the civic nature of architecture, in its power to rise the spirit of man towards a higher civilisation. We advocate for an architecture crafted through time, time to seed concepts and grow presence. Such attitude free architecture from immediate performances and makes it timeless. That how I believe architecture should be. We are a farm for architecture. I believe it is not a social challenge, but an individual challenge: change ourselves to change the society. And I believe it is more an individual challenge than a social one: we must act inside us in the persona.
Graduated at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio in Switzerland, he was visiting professor at universities in Bamako, London and Mexico City and he's lecturing worldwide. His work is deeply marked by a humanistic approach to the discipline and has been published in major international medias and in the catalogues of Vitra Design Museum and MoMA. He started his practice at the age of 30 when he was commissioned by world renowned theatre director Luca Ronconi to design the permanent residence of Centro Teatrale Santacristina. In 2012 Matteo Ferroni drew worldwide attention for his project in rural Mali 'Foroba Yelen', awarded by the City of Barcelona with FAD and permanently exhibited at the Biosphere de Montreal as a model of integration between technology, culture and nature.
Dopo anni di lavoro e ricerca di tipo artistico, Matteo Ferroni ha costituito la Fondazione eLand per poter affrontare le questioni più alte del nostro tempo. La missione della Fondazione eLand è di produrre nuovi modelli di design, architettura ed urbanistica fondati su quei valori universali che mettono in armonia culture e territori. Ovvero un'architettura specchio dell'uomo e della natura. Creare nuovi modelli è diventata una necessità anche in risposta alla follia contemporanea di costruire eccezioni povere di valore e di valori.