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Talks and lectures

The Colin Rowe Lecture Series: Paolo Rosselli

Conversation on the role of the image in architecture

In an informal setting and in dialogue with experienced and imaginative guests, The Colin Rowe Lectures aim to discuss the role of the image in architecture, particularly the crucial role of architectural photography. The lectures are considered as an open forum of discussion for architects, photographers, students and the simply curious. All are welcome.

Our next speaker is one of the most outstanding architectural photographers of his generation, Paolo Rosselli. While studying for a degree in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, he was introduced to photography by Ugo Mulas, who would influence his choice to pursue it as a profession. His interest in architectural photography evolves along diverse trajectories: from the work of contemporary architects to the masters of modern architecture, such as Giuseppe Terragni, and the history of architecture, e.g., Renaissance architecture in Italy. In his free work, he is pursuing specific research on the contemporary urban landscape and the interiors of domestic spaces. Rosselli was invited to participate to the Venice Biennale in 1993, 2004, and 2006. He is the author of numerous books on photography; in his recent publications, ‘Sandwich Digitale’ and ‘Scena Mobile’ (Quodlibet), he addresses his approach to photography and the change in the perception of the real world in the digital age. He lives and works in Milan.

Forum convened by Marco Iuliano (University of Liverpool) and Valeria Carullo (RIBA)

The lectures are a collaboration between the Centre for Architecture and Visual Arts at the University of Liverpool and the Robert Elwall Photographs Collection at the RIBA.