Spettacoli 2018-12-04T14:50:02+00:00


Our theatrical performances offer an immersive experience in suggestions, ideas, life and emotions of the protagonists who made the history of architecture.


Conceived, written and directed by Paola Albini, it is the story of the inner values related to the origin of the Modern Movement and Design.
Maria Brandon Albini’s text, “La Gibigianna”, is the theme: an overview of Italy between the two World Wars and of the intellectuals of the time.
The text is integrated to many others by Albini, Pagano, Persico, BBPR, Ponti, Palanti, Gardella…
Videos and pictures of the time go along with the play (composed by letters, articles and publications of the different archives) to illustrate the political and cultural spirit during the Fascism ages.
It is the story about the Rationalism in Italy, the central role of the city of Milan and the life of the people who fought against a totalitarian regime in order to found a Movement based on social redemption, the same people paying sometimes with their own life their choices of independence and freedom.
«Why has the Franco Albini Foundation decided to support a theatrical performance about architecture? The reason is, how Giuseppe Pagano said: “… the architecture is the absolute document of both greatness and misery of communities… it is the notary of the history, it is an act of trust and courage”.
When I bumped, 8 years ago, into the document that are at the base of the exhibition, first of all I was moved by the inner values related to the Writings and I did want to share them.
I had particularly in mind one of the value: “the Courage”!
A term intended as the power to take a stand, to leave a personal sign in the world and to give a contribution. Each one in one’s own way.
The example of this people makes them Masters of “method”, but also of life»
Paola Albini, Vice President of the Franco Albini Foundation.

Script and direction: Paola Albini
Actor: Enrico Ballardini
Musician: Elio Baldi Cantù

For more informations info@fondazionefrancoalbini.com

Milan, Cambi casa d’Aste – april 2018
Ferrara, Palazzo Tassoni – november 2017
Varese, Villa Panza – october 2017
Parma , CSAC – october 2017
Milan, Palazzo della Triennale – april 2017
Perugia, Fiera Expo Casa – march 2017
Zagabria, Oris, House of Architecture – november 2016
Helsinki, Museo Design – october 2016
Dublin, Irish architectural archive – october 2016
San Marino, Italian Embassy – october 2016
Pristina, Teatro Nazionale – october 2016
Tirana, Universiteti Polis – october 2016
Milan, Palazzo delle Stelline – september 2016
Milan, Fondazione Franco Albini – april 2016
Piacenza, Teatro dei Filodrammatici – december 2015
Piacenza, Politecnico – september 2015
Turin, Festival architettura in città – july 2015
Milan, Spazio Ventura – june 2015
Genoa, Museo Villa Croce – may 2015
Milan, Politecnico Bovisa – may 2015
Milan, Fondazione Franco Albini – april 2015
Milan, Fondazione Franco Albini – december 2014


The great dame of architecture.

Franca Helg is a great example of a free and empowered woman who made her way in a male dominated field by participating in many of the most successful projects of Studio Albini. These projects contributed in making Milano great and gained international recognition.
We decided to dedicate “The colors of reason” to Franca Helg. A theatrical performance articulated in music, words and movement which are meant to create a dimensional space gradually designed by the actress with a red thread.
Our intention is to spread a different way of relating to work, suggesting that everyone – regardless of gender – can and must follow their deeper calling and talents in life to fulfil their unique purpose in the world.
The performance is completed by photos and videos of the period which give a sense of the political and cultural climate of the post war years.

Script and direction: Paola Albini
Actress: Tiziana Francesca Vaccaro
Scenography: Lorenza Pambianco
Photo editing: Tilbe Kucukonder

For more informations info@fondazionefrancoalbini.com


Milan, Pirelli Hangar Bicocca – october 2018
Dublin, Istituto Italiano di Cultura/Irish Architectural Archive – october 2018
Milan, Lascialascia – april 2018
Piacenza, Museo Ricci Oddi – may 2017
Milan, Politecnico Bovisa – april 2017
Milan, Triennale – april 2017
Milan, Palazzo Marino – march 2017