THE VISIONARY IS BOTH, A PROPHET AND A POET. THE INAUGURAL DIMENSION OF THE VISION HAS AN ASSUMPTION OF PASSIVITY
Very well, but the disorder of the Imagination presupposes at least its existence, and what these men of theoretical knowledge are unaware of is the intermediary character of the Imagination, which places it at once in the sensible and the intelligible, in the senses and in the intellect, in the possible, the necessary and the impossible, so that it is a “pillar” of the knowledge, the knowledge that is gnosis (ma’rifa), without which there would be only a knowledge without consistency. HenryCorbin
It’s imagination only mental lucubration or an intermediate world between thought and being? Intermitence of two worlds? on the other hand image, hence imagination, means exactly imitor and magic … a sort of double root.
Cesare Battelli is an Italian artist and architect. He mainly devotes himself to research and experiments in the field of visionary art and architecture, as well as the realization of architectural projects on different scales. He has taught, held various workshops, and member of the jury panel in many universities such as POLITECNICO DI MILANO, SEK, IE, ETSAM, ESNE, NEBRIJA, IUAV, GUC, UAH, ALBA etc, as well as in international competitions. He graduated from the IUAV in Venice with an architectural project developed in Moscow relating Geography and Architecture and holds a master’s degree in architecture at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule in Frankfurt, under the guidance of Enric Miralles and Peter Cook. He has traveled and worked in several European countries (Venice, Moscow, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Madrid). He has written articles for several architecture magazines such as A.E., Novalis, Utopica, Metalocus and so on, and has lectured in many European Universities. In 1998, together with Claudia Bonollo, he promoted the “Einander Group” and subsequently the “Meta-morphic Group” until 2001, when he embarked on a solo career by founding his own Visioanry-Architecture research platform and maintaining some collaborative relationships with world famous studios as EMBT of which he was collaborator in the Nearly Ninety project for Merce Cunningham, curator of the Exhibition 4 cuartos and publications. The projects, collaborations and writings he has made since the early nineties have been published by the following magazines: El Croquis, Architectural Monographs (AD), Diseño Interior, Frame, Spazio e Architettura, Architettura Cronaca e Storia and various digital magazines or blogs of architecture such as Icarch and Metalocus. He is currently a researcher at the UAH University of Alcalá, Madrid.
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