Giancarlo De Carlo and ILAUD: A Movable Frontier
The International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design from 1976
Paolo Ceccarelli (Ed.)
Fondazione OAMI, 2019
This publication brings together reflections, memories, judgments, projects for the future linked to ILAUD, founded by Giancarlo De Carlo in 1976 and sill active, to commemorate the one hundred years since the death of De Carlo (1919-2005). It bears witness to the cultural value of this imporatant initiative, but also its hman and ethical richness, which is unique in the recent history of international architecture.
ILAUD was founded as an alternative to an academic way of teaching and practicing architecture, following the critical role of De Carlo and CIAM and his experience with Team X, but with deeper roots in his political, ideological, and culturam commitment and concerning the period of great upheavals in the 1960s and 1970s.
The book has all the richness and contradictory character of that period and illustrates the desire to give positive answers to difficult challenge, to be curious and honest, to trust in the future even in difficult times: this was ILAUD’s philosophy as a movable frontier.