Radical Notes: Archizoom Re-Viewed via Ivan Illich

Zuddas, Francesco ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1618-2964 (2020) Radical Notes: Archizoom Re-Viewed via Ivan Illich. Architecture and Culture, 8 (1). pp. 119-142. ISSN 2050-7836

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In 1973, Andrea Branzi, founder of Archizoom, wrote a short review of Ivan Illich’s book Deschooling Society. The review constituted the fourth of 27 “Radical Notes” he published in the journal Casabella between 1972 and 1976. While this was the only one explicitly to adopt the review format, Illich’s presence permeates the Radical Notes as a whole. They can be read as a coherent pedagogical theory, the practical output of which was Global Tools, a counter-school promoted by Branzi and other members of the Italian Radical Movement. Branzi approached the review as an opportunity to re-view, to look again at the theses of Archizoom. His review thus sheds light on an important moment in the story of the Radicals, adding a pedagogical component to the political, Marxist roots of their critique of the nexus of city, labor and capitalism.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Archizoom, Radical Architecture, Radical Notes, Casabella, Ivan Illich, Italian Postwar Architecture, Andrea Branzi, Deschooling
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2020 09:32
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2022 02:02
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/705612

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