Today, more than ever, we are witnessing a kind of contamination between different disciplines, a healthy contamination aimed at enriching all parties involved. This is what has been happening, especially in recent years, between architecture and music and will be the focus of “(T)rap&Architecture”, an event by Triennale Milano powered by adidas Originals which will be streamed on Friday 16 April at 6.30 pm on the Triennale Milano website and YouTube channel.
Frah Quintale, Rkomi and The Night Skinny are the protagonists of this online event which is part of a wider reflection that Triennale is carrying out with projects such as the skatepark by the artist Koo Jeong A and the exhibition on the architect Carlo Aymonino scheduled for May 2021. The meeting will be moderated by Bianca Felicori, curator of the project, and will also involve Stefano Boeri, President of Triennale Milano, and Lorenza Baroncelli, Artistic Director of Triennale Milano.
The three artists have been chosen because they represent the musical genre that, more than any other, has a deep connection with the urban context and because they come from heterogeneous backgrounds. For this reason, the main topics will be the critical issues of the suburbs that are still unresolved, the changes in status brought about by success, the link with the neighbourhoods where they were born, and the role of architecture as a background for the music videos.
Starting from music, Frah Quintale, Rkomi, The Night Skinny and Bianca Felicori will open and create a dialogue on architecture and urbanism in Milan, giving life to a reflection on the city, on the evolution occurred in the last years and on how it will change in the post-pandemic future.
“(T)rap&Architecture” is also an opportunity to (re)discover some of Milan’s iconic buildings, treasures that bear the signatures of Gio Ponti, Marco Zanuso, Bruno Morassutti, Angelo Mangiarotti, Arrigo Arrighetti and Giovanni Mistretta. It will be a journey that, also thanks to photographic and video documentation, will start from the suburbs and reach the residential districts of the centre.