In a gesture reminiscent of Diller and Scofidio suitCase Studies, the AIAC and PresS / Tfactory have invited 55 Italian architectural firms based abroad, to tell their own their experiences. The exhibition is called Partire, Tornare, Restare (Leave, Come back, Stay) and will be the central event of a conference that will take place at the Sicilian archaeological park of Selinunte.
Each firm was asked to produce a suitcase containing a maximum of five items that describe their experience outside of Italy.
Sergio Mannino Studio has prepared a briefcase filled with thousands of banknotes designed for the occasion and showing the effigies of some of the most important figures of Italian design (Mendini, Ponti, Sottsass, Buti, Castiglioni...) but also of actors (Mastroianni, Monica Vitti), musicians (Mingus, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett...) and buildings, objects, films, works of art, etc.: a single object to represent an invaluable currency, consisting of the cultural heritage slowly accumulated during of a lifetime.