Savage Architecture:
Open Archive

Savage Architecture: Open Archive
From 9 April 2022 until 7 May 2022
Opening 8 April 2022 – 18:00

Fondazione Pastificio Cerere
Via degli Ausoni 7, 00185 – Roma
+39 0645422960
Ffp2 and greenpass are necessary to participate

The exhibition will present the outcome of ADS10,(Architecture Design Studio 10) a research project that intesects architectural design, anthropological investigation, educational experimentation and curatorial practices, developed by Gianfranco Bombaci, Matteo Costanzo, Francesca Romana Dell’Aglio and Davide Sacconi at the Royal College of Art in London since 2017.

Savage Architecture: Open Archive is a journey at the root of architecture, an investigation that questions the relationship with man and the built environment in order to restore meaning and method to the practice of architecture and assess whether it is still a tool capable of challenging the norms and behaviours imposed by the contemporary condition.

The exhibition explores the concept of archive in relation to architectural practice and presents a method for dealing with the infinite possibilities an architect has.

Instead of relying on the capacity for computation, the immediacy of action or the creativity of perception, ADS10 proposes to use the power of the archive as a design tool. The exhibition will present the research work in two parts; an installation created through a series of models featuring drawings, images and videos, and a book-archive representing an atlas of ADS10’s work.

ADS10 (Architecture Design Studio 10) is a pedagogical and research project conducted by Gianfranco Bombaci, Matteo Costanzo, Francesca Dell’Aglio and Davide Sacconi as part of the Master of the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London. Since 2017, ADS10 has been building and investigating the idea of Savage Architecture, that is, a form of architecture imagined as the material and symbolic foundation of the human need to come together and perform collective rituals.