Caring for new generations
The video presents the two projects that most represent our commitment to architecture's new generations: Future Architecture Platform and YAP - Young Architects Program. Both dynamic, both international and both constantly growing and developing. Through exhibitions, installations, workshops and summer schools, MAXXI offers young designers and thinkers the opportunity to explore different aspects of the architectural discourse as well as new ways and tools of artistic expression. The home and its multiple incarnations have been the protagonist of 2020 in unprecedented times of social distancing and quarantines. It has therefore become the protagonist of the Museum's research and the fil rouge that connects the two projects: "Home Sweet Home", the winning installation of YAP Rome at MAXXI by Lucy Styles that presents a functional yet romantic vision of the house of the future where private and public spaces overlap and intertwine, and the "Architecture Film Summer School", the first summer school promoted by MAXXI for Future Architecture Platform, that invited five young creatives to explore the theme of new domestic survival strategies during the 2020 lockdown through video art pieces.
YAP Rome at MAXXI
1 July – 25 October 2020
Video by: Mario Russo for Smile Vision
© 2020 Fondazione MAXXI
MAXXI embodies a distinct awareness of the importance of promoting the current creative expressions of a nation such as Italy, a nation characterized by centuries of important contributions in the arts and architecture. MAXXI’s mission is to promote and develop a sense of continuity that looks to the future. MAXXI intends not only to be a venue and a vessel for the exhibition of art from this new century, but also a place for cultural innovation and the overlapping of languages, a laboratory for artistic experimentation, a machine for the production of aesthetic materials of our time. MAXXI aims to be a centre of excellence in both contemporary art and architecture, an interactive hub in which the most diverse forms of expression, productivity and creativity can converge, combine and reproduce. Since art and architecture can constitute essential components of the image and perception of a nation abroad, MAXXI intends to be a form of antenna, transmitting Italian content to the outside world, while at the same time receiving from beyond its borders the broad flux of international culture.