Book Launch on 25 November 2019 at 7 p.m.
Welcome – Peter Bogner, Director Frederick Kiesler Foundation
On the publication – Mario Pieroni, President No Man’s Land Foundation
“No Man’s Land” is an artist’s book by Yona Friedman, printed in limited edition of 1.000. The volume gathers images from several projects conceived by him with Jean-Baptiste Decavèle including “La Montage De Venise” in Venice, “No Man’s City” in Alghero and “No Man’s Land” in Loreto Aprutino along with texts and drawings. The 121 pages are a flow of photos of the structures and of their realization done with students from different Universities and Academies and moments captured from the flash-mobs improvised by Friedman himself teaching children, students and anyone curious about the basics of people’s architecture. Mobile structures representing the concepts of autonomy, sustainability, adaptability, self-organization, self-planning.
Yona Friedman’s work and thinking is processual, working in fact on the basis of a trajectory in continuous growth and evolution, comprising the experience and contribution of every single person taking part in the process. This empirical approach can lead to a personal and collective transformation subjected to an infinite number of unpredictable variables: people, context and cultural environment together with imagination are factors that characterize each project as unique and unrepeatable.