Mondo Novo | Ep. 5, Masters

Public program

The event’s conversations will focus on the question of knowledge and expertise within a cultural and creative context where the boundaries between disciplines and professions increasingly blur. Inspired by the “master class” format of education, in which luminaries divulge the mechanics of their work process and inner thinking to experts in the making, as well as the intimacy of artistic salons past, the program will explore the shared inspirations, unexpected obsessions, and quiet motivations driving the work of today’s leading cultural figures. Together we will look both back to the past and forward, toward the future, in order to understand how creative work today both preserves traditional techniques and advances new forms of knowledge and making.

Five dates to reflect on the crucial issues facing architecture today, with some of the most important and innovative protagonists on the international scene: this is Mondo Novo, the Public Program of the Italian Pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia promoted by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of culture, which will take place at the Grassi Theater, Venice, between May 20 and November 26, 2023. Mondo Novo, curated by Fosbury Architecture in collaboration with Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana, Pinault Collection, has been organized with the support of Bottega Veneta.

Panel 1


5 – 7 pm
Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi, Venezia

Panel discussion on the idea of mastery in current times across multiple disciplines

Guest: Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli (president of jury Biennale Architettura 2023 / 2050+), Gea Politi (publisher and editor-in-chief Flash Art), Fulvia Carnevale (Claire Fontaine)

Moderator: Nicholas Korody + Victoria Camblin

The event will be digitally moderated with Infinite story, created by Giga Design Studio.

Infinite Story is an experiment in collaborative web. A storytelling tool where everyone writes one word at a time and waits for the others to continue. It’s like child’s play. An elementary digital tool, yet it requires the patience and attention of any collective effort.