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Mario Botta at UCD School of Architecture
Memorial Hall, School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy, UCD
Wine Reception at 6 p.m.
Film and conversation with Mario Botta at 6.45 p.m.
The documentary ‘Mario Botta. The Space Beyond’, by Loretta Dal Pozzo and Michèle Volontè, is an artistic and personal journey into the architecture of Mario Botta to understand why a globalized society feels the urge to build sacred spaces and why Botta feels, more than ever, the need to tackle the issue. Botta is one of the few architects who has built places of prayer for the three main monotheistic religions. After building many churches, chapels and a synagogue, he is now building a Mosque in China. Through his thoughts and his interactions with artists, colleagues, clients and family members, the audience is offered a glimpse of the man behind the architect.
The conversation with be moderated by Peter Cody of Boyd Cody Architects & UCD.
Organized in a collaboration between the Embassy of Switzerland and the Italian Institute of Culture, this event is part of the 19th Week of Italian Language in the World