Crimson Architectural Historians is proud to announce the opening of the exhibition The Granary. Food Security, Cities and Architecture in the MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo in Rome, taking place from May 29th until November 8th 2015.
The Granary. Food Security, Cities and Architecture is a contribution to the immense exhibition ‘FOOD dal cucchiaio al mondo’ undertaken by MAXXI which focuses on the architectural and spatial implications of food and food security around the world. MAXXI Museum acts as a satellite of the World Expo in Milan, themed: "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life".
The Granary. Food Security, Cities and Architecture is a powerful story about how the storage and distribution of grain has been one of the main drivers of politics and the economy and has shaped our cities and landscapes since man first settled and invented agriculture thousands of years ago.
In the form of a 20 meter long allegorical panorama it will present an urban and architectural genealogy, that traces how the shape of cities has been determined by food security, both in its functional presence as in its symbolic representation, by the centrality of The Granary and its many successors: from the central granary, to the warehouses and silos at the cities edges, to the palaces of consumption in the contemporary urban centers.
With special thanks to: MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, The Creative Industries Fund NL and Dutch Embassy Rome