Ugo La Pietra

Ugo La Pietra

He is an artist, architect, designer and researcher in the area of mass communication systems. In the 1960s he started developing an intense experimental activity, as expressed in the theories of the “Unbalancing system”, i.e. his original and personal contribution to European radical design.

He produced some experimental settings at the Milan Triennale in 1968, and at the MoMA exhibition “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape” in New York in 1972.

He was the curator of the audiovisual section at the Milan Triennale in 1981, of the exhibition “Cronografie” at the Venice Biennale in 1992, and of the “Natural-Virtual” section at the Triennale in Milan in 1996. In 1979 he was awarded the Golden Compasses. He directed the magazines: IN, Progettare InpiĆ¹, Brera Flash, Fascicolo, Area, Abitare con Arte, Artigianato tra Arte e Design. He has organized different exhibitions and seminars in different areas of traditional craftsmanship since 1985 and over 900 exhibitions, both alone and in group, in Italy and abroad. In 2000 he founded the “Progettazione Artistica per l’Impresa” Department at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, which he coordinated until 2005. He has taught in the main Italian Faculties of Architecture and Design. He has designed objects and collections for many Italian and foreign companies.

Ugo La Pietra for Grassi Pietre