Tuscanyness Première

We are very happy to announce the première of Tuscanyness: join us September the 14th at the Cinema Arsenale in Pisa, at 20 o’clock. We will introduce our work, play the video and have an aperitivo with you!

Since the Cinema has about 140 seats we invite y0u to book yours at the following link, and keep updated by participating at the Facebook event.

TRAILER

In questi tempi nebulosi e densi di incertezze, in Italia, seppur siano sempre stati un riferimento culturale, gli architetti faticano a trovare un proprio ruolo. Ma in Toscana, secoli fa, dopo un lungo periodo di buio, alcuni uomini hanno donato al mondo la formula di una rinascita culturale, proponendo una civiltà costruita attorno all’uomo.

Tanti anni sono passati, ma è possibile che ci sia un filo diretto che colleghi lo spirito di Brunelleschi e di Michelangelo a quello dei contemporanei?

Tuscanyness è un film che cerca di raccontare, attraverso le opere e le parole degli architetti cresciuti e formati nell’atmosfera culturale della Toscana, come, sospinto dalla ricerca di una bellezza concepita come valore civile, da una vocazione a stringere un’eterna alleanza con la natura e da una sensibilità unica di ascoltare gli insegnamenti della propria storia, questo spirito di rinascita sia ancora vivo.

Today the Italian architecture scene is getting dramatic: decline of suburbs, abandoned buildings, property speculation; in this context the architects are no longer a cultural landmark and a lot of young architects have to emigrate abroad.
Indeed, many centuries ago, in Tuscany, after a long period of deep darkness, few enlightened men gave to the world the formula for a cultural reborn built around the mankind.

Even if those times are passed, can the spirit of Brunelleschi and Michelangelo be connected to the spirit of people nowadays?

Tuscanyness is a movie that tries to tell how this spirit of reborn is still alive through the works and the words of architects both born and educated in the cultural atmosphere of Tuscany. In this enchanting Italian region the beauty is still a civil value, where is possible to experience the true need of establish an alliance with nature, or where is possible to live the unique opportunity to listen to the teachings of the past.

CREDITS

Directed by

Andrea Crudeli

Written by

Andrea Crudeli, Riccardo Bartali, Marta Gnesi, Filippo Lisini Baldi

Photography

Alessandro Ariel Terranova, Fabio Santaniello Brunn, Aurelio Zarbo, Riccardo Bartali, Giulio Fazio

Narrator

Carlo Bernardini

Starring

Marco Casamonti, Fabrizio Rossi Prodi, Carlo Nepi, Augusto Mazzini, Leonardo Matassoni, MDU Architetti, Giuseppe Chigiotti, Claudio Nardi, Eutropia Architettura, Roberto Pasqualetti, Pietro Carlo Pellegrini, Salvatore Re, Massimo Fiorido, Sundaymorning, Paolo Zermani, Paolo Bertoncini Sabatini, Riccardo Butini, Heliopolis 21, Paolo Riani.

Aerial views

Alte Vedute

Produced by

120g, CESA Sas, University of Pisa, Montesi Srl, CB Studio, Renato Lupetti

All of us born in Tuscany stay under the shadow of the dome, like Alberti said, that sometimes obscure and sometimes affect us. And it’s true, we are all born beneath this shadow. It is a burden, but if you manage to get rid of this burden of history and tradition, history and tradition become elements that can give you the ability to see further.

Discover the project's origins

120gx120s Project

If we do not pursue the beauty
what we search for then?

Richness?

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