Written by Redazione |
07 September 2017
One of the numerous distinguished guests attending the next edition of Cersaie 2017 (to be held in Bologna from the 25th to the 29th of September) is Sean Godsell, architect, and designer known for his approach to the living world, strictly linked to the relationship between man and the environment.
Godsell will hold a conference on Tuesday, the 26th of September at 4:00 p.m. at the Galleria dell’Architettura, as part of the cultural program Building, dwelling, thinking, which brings the big names of architecture from throughout the world to Cersaie each year.
As mentioned above, Sean Godsell’s essential architecture makes his projects perfectly integrate with their surroundings and often shows a particular interest in the Australian culture and the Chinese tradition, in which the attention for the fluidity and simplicity of spaces is dominant.
Born in Melbourne in 1960, after graduating from university, he moved to London until 1988 where he worked for Sir Denys Lasdun. In 1994, he founded Godsell Associates Pty Ltd and in 1999, he obtained the title of Master of Architecture at the RMIT University with a report entitled "The adequacy of the contemporary Australian home".
His work was published in the main architect magazines throughout the world and in 2002 Wallpaper listed him as one of the ten people destined to “change our way of living”. In 2005, Time Magazine nominated him in the 'Who's Who -The New Contemporaries' section of the Style and Design supplement.
In 2003, his work for the homeless received mention from the president of the American Institute of Architects, and his Future Shack prototype was exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt Institute Smithsonian design museum in New York.
After having received several local and international awards, in 2012, he was selected to design the new Australian pavilion at the Venice Biennale; in July 2013, he was visiting professor at the IUAV WAVE workshop of Venice and inaugurated the UNESCO conference at Mantova Architettura.
With such a curriculum, the conference will be full of ideas and inspiration. Do not miss out.