The “other” editor

Domus remembers the great town planner, theorist and professor Bernardo Secchi with an affectionate pledge by Vittorio Gregotti, who worked with him for many years.

Bernardo Secchi
Perhaps it is easier for me to describe why Bernardo Secchi was the most important architect (although he was actually an engineer) for Italian urban and land planning as well as one of the most important in Europe than to talk about him personally because his loss also means a fading away of part of my life.

Not only for the fourteen years he worked with me on Casabella as "the other editor" but for the quality and the importance, to me, of the vast discussions that I with him before and after that period and then when he fled from Italy, persecuted by bureaucracy, to pursue a successful career in Europe. 

What I can promise and what I will try to do, with the help of Paolo Viganò, is to not allow his contribution to the finest interpretations of the very notion of architecture from recent years to be forgotten. Vittorio Gregotti


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Bernardo Secchi, 2014
Bernardo Secchi, 2014

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