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Design Dangerously: la Casa del Fascio by Giuseppe Terragni in Como, Italy

April 20, 2023
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

16 W. 61st St., 11th Floor Auditorium

Book Launch + Conversation

ANTONINO SAGGIO, Giuseppe Terragni. Una biografia critica with the extraordinary participation of PETER EISENMAN

The School of Architecture and Design at New York Tech is pleased to host Professor ANTONINO SAGGIO from Universita’ La Sapienza in Rome, Italy, and the launch of a completely new edition of the monograph on Giuseppe Terragni (1904-43), his genial architectures including the renowned “Casa del Fascio”, his cultural formation, intellectual and political engagement, and the tragic relevance of his latest life.

Professor Saggio‘s lecture will be followed by a conversation with the worldwide recognized architect, educator, and theorist PETER EISENMAN, who has influenced the international architectural discourse with his extensive theoretical contributions, and built and critical design work.


10 - 10:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Maria Perbellini, Dean SoAD - New York Tech

10:15 - 11 a.m.

Book Presentation

Antonino Saggio, Universita' di Roma, La Sapienza

11 - 11:30 a.m.

Conversation with Peter Eisenman and Antonino Saggio

Moderator: Maria Perbellini

Introduction and Moderation

Maria R. Perbellini, AAIA, OAI

Dean and Professor, School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology


Antonino Saggio


Antonino Saggio

Architect and Full Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, “Sapienza” Università di Roma

Antonino Saggio (Rome 1955) is an Architect and Full Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at “Sapienza” Università di Roma. He has been for several years coordinator of the Ph.D. School in “Theory and Design” and director of the International book series “The It Revolution In Architecture”’ He has written several books among which one of the most important ones – ‘Architecture and Modernity: from Bauhaus to the IT Revolution’ – has also been edited in Albanian by POLIS University.

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Peter Eisenman


Peter Eisenman

FAIA, Int FRIBA, Founder and Principal, Eisenman Architects

Peter Eisenman is an internationally recognized architect and educator whose award-winning large-scale housing and urban design projects, innovative facilities for educational institutions, and series of inventive private houses attest to a career of excellence in design.

Prior to establishing a full-time architectural practice in 1980, Mr. Eisenman worked as an independent architect, educator, and theorist. In 1967, he founded the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS), an international think tank for architecture in New York, and served as its director until 1982.

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