The Biblioteca Analoga is the new U67 installation made for GIZMO in the Cubo – Foyer Aula Rogers at the Polytechnic University of Milan – Architecture.
The contribution focuses on those academic and professional research works that the office conducts for the production of the project using a series of shared keywords as well as a specific literature review.
The main research topics of U67 concern with the privacy and the modes of production within architecture. For this installation, U67 selected and represented a collection of books located physically in the central library at the Faculty of Architecture, creating an “analogous” site-specific library that develops itself on the three walls, defining a volume through the use of shadows corresponding to each signs of the 82 selected hashtags.
The Biblioteca Analoga is therefore a synoptic view of more than 800 books that can be consulted and borrowed from the library following the hashtags and the physically placed labels in the different books.
The installation in the Cubo answers to the REMIX series organized by GIZMO, in which the collective invited U67 to contribute. The opening last 22th November 2018 saw a dialogue between Marco Biraghi and Carla Rizzo for GIZMO, Fabio Gigone and Angela Gigliotti for U67, which in turn extended the invitation to some of their collaborators: Matilde Parravicini, Marco Felicioni, Andrea Bonatti, Marta Pezzoli and Francesco Rambelli. A choral and deliberately unusual story telling of an architectural practice that for once involved some of those actors who have worked behind the scenes in recent years. The exhibition will be open until the 12th January 2019.
Biblioteca Analoga is born for GIZMO from the meeting of “States of Proximity” a research by Fabio Gigone and “Labourification of work” a research by Angela Gigliotti
Exhibition Design and Art Direction: Office U67 ApS
Collaborators: Serena Bolzan, Aleksandra Krutnik and Francesco Rambelli
All photos by Luca Tenaglia
Supported by: Erasmus + Staff Mobility and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation Copenhagen