Architettura come museo delle immagini (per un restauro critico e inventivo)
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
Architecture as Museum of Images (for a Critical and Inventive Restoration)
The essay chooses as pre-text the book by Giovanni Carbonara La reintegrazione dell’immagine. Problemi di restauro dei monumenti (1976) [The reintegration of the image. Problems with the restoration of monuments]. This text, that marks the first extended formalization of the author’s theoretical reflection on Restoration, is understood employing the rhizome model developed by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari (Rizoma, Pratiche Editrice, Parma-Lucca, 1977). The contribution reads the text as a non-hierarchical system, i.e. not structured according to the metaphor of the tree, but rather as an underground stem and therefore made up of branches without an origin. This model allows entering within the text from multiple entrances, crossing it following “irregular branches” and isolating fragments of it without pretending to ever “make the point”, because the problems that Carbonara investigates are the theoretical problems of the Restoration project, are the problems of our thinking.