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PAULA NASCIMENTO AND STEFANO RABOLLI PANSERA: "Beyond Entropy Africa"
15 APR 2015
"Beyond Entropy or the destiny of being there by not being there while being there" - A talk by Beyond Entropy Africa

Beyond Entropy Africa is a studio of research operating within a threshold of art and architecture, urbanism and geopolitics, between Africa and the world, between locality and globality. The notion of territory as defined by us is not only a methodology but also a form of understanding the world – where site becomes not a physical entity but a set of conditions, already existing but yet to be formulated. A tool for challenging paradigms and designing new forms. Paula Nascimento and Stefano Rabolli Pansera,  curators of Angola Pavilion, the Golden Lion winner for Best National Participation at the 55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia in 2013, will present the curatorial projects that are developed in the context of Beyond Entropy Africa.


Capacity: 40
Access: 3€ (Students and Seniors over 65: 50% discount; Members: free) 

Note: On this day the Museum will be open to the public until 19:00.  

Image: Photos by Paolo Regis
Paula Nascimento Architect and Researcher. She lives and works in Luanda, Angola. She graduated from the London Southbank University and the Architectural Association in London. She has worked with Alvaro Siza Arquitectos, RDA Chartered Architects and Bates Zambelli Architects in several residential projects and in the field of Heritage Conservation. She is currently working with the Angola’s Expo Commission (she was designer of the Angolan Pavilion Expo Yeosu 2012; and is currently working as an architect, art director and coordinator of Angola’s project for Expo Milano 2015).Since 2011, she is the co-founder and director of Beyond Entropy Africa, a research studio in the fields of architecture, urban planning, visual arts and geopolitics. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mangiarbarche Gallery and contributes to various publications and catalogues. In 2014 she co-published the book "Ilha de São Jorge” with Ana Vaz Milheiro and Stefano Serventi. With Stefano Rabolli Pansera, in 2012 she curated the Angolan Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition -. La Biennale di Venezia (Beyond Entropy Angola) and in 2013, the Angolan Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia (Luanda encyclopaedic city), which received a Golden Lion for best National Participation, and the 35th Angolan award for Arts and Culture. Her other exhibitions include "Luanda de Baixo pra Cima” (Luanda from Top to Bottom) with Paulo Moreira and Stefano Rabolli Pansera, Porto 2012; "Luanda City Encyclopedia 2", Luanda 2013; "Ilha de São Jorge” (itinerant exhibition, co-curated with Stefano Rabolli Pansera, presented in Venice 2014, hangar Biccoca 2015, Design Library in 2015, ICA London); "Africa Is Now" (in the near future, with Stefano Rabolli Pansera). In 2015, she participated in the project, Curatorial Club, as curator of the work, "The Best Fucking Life" (urban installation in Luanda) with Nelo Teixeira and Angel Ihosvany. In 2014, she was a founding member of the "Barefoot" collective. 

Stefano Rabolli Pansera Architect and Researcher. He lives and works in London. He graduated with Honors from the Architectural Association in London. After working with Herzog & de Meuron from 2005 to 2007, he taught at the Architectural Association School of Architecture from 2007 to 2011. He has spoken in conferences in the universities of Cagliari, Cambridge, Naples, Wuhan, Seoul and Madrid. In 2010 he founded Beyond Entropy Lts, which operates in Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa. Since 2012, he is the Director of the Mangiabarche Gallery in Sardinia. In 2012 he curated the Angolan Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition -. La Biennale di Venezia (Beyond Entropy Angola) and in 2013, the Angolan Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia (Luanda encyclopaedic city), which received a Golden Lion for best National Participation. His other exhibitions include: "When Prototypes become Space” (Venice,Triennale di Milano/AA), "Potential Monuments for Unrealized Futures” (Albanian Pavilion in the 14th Architecture Biennial), "Luanda de Baixo pra Cima”, with Paulo Moreira and Paula Nascimento, Porto 2012; "Ilha de São Jorge” (co-curated with Paula Nascimento), Venice 2014, "Africa Is Now ” (in the near future, with Paula Nascimento), Editor of the publications, "When Prototypes become space” and "When Energy becomes Form” (published by AA Books). 


  • Schedule18h30 - 20h00
  • Days15 APR 2015
  • Price€ 3,00

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