“Le Confessioni di Caliostro” are drawings and views of areas of imaginary territories that refer to the memory of places lived and frequented. They are transformed into a “drawing” regardless of the analytical or merely descriptive reflection of reality as if to claim the autonomy of a sign from the very representation of reality.
Rimini (Italy), 1974. Architect, designer and teacher.
Antonio Scarponi is an architect, designer and teacher who has transferred interest from the building and manufacturing industries to the industry that transforms these industries. He is a left-handed architect: he thinks like a designer, draws like an artist and dreams like a poet. Some say he is a “fantasta”. Founder of Conceptual Devices, he studied architecture at Cooper Union, New York and at the IUAV in Venice, where he earned a PhD in urban planning. He is the author of ELIOOO, an urban agriculture manual that activates the IKEA distribution infrastructure to build devices for growing vegetables above ground which is part of a collection of “counter products”, designed to transform the consumer into a producer of an idea that otherwise would not exist. He has collaborated with several international magazines such as Domus, Abitare, Wired, Architectural Design, AMC. In 2008 he received the Curry Stone Design Prize.