The 10x10x10 editorial project – inaugurated by Domus in 2018 to celebrate the magazine’s centenary since the release of Gio Ponti's first issue – sees Pritzker Prize winner Jean Nouvel at the helm this year. A role held in the past by Michele De Lucchi, Winy Maas, David Chipperfield and Tadao Ando.
What will Jean Nouvel’s Domus look like? Appointment on January 18, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, when the French archistar will detail his editorial plan for the ten issues of 2022.
One thing we already know, and we saw it in the first issue he signed, 1064, now on newsstands: the focus on character in architectural design.. “Defining a character is firstly a matter of awareness: awareness of the importance of asserting that you are somewhere. Invention springs from character, from the importance of saying NO” Nouvel says in the manifesto he wrote for Domus. “Defining a character means about demonstrating your awareness of place, therefore reinforcing the character of a place, and therefore a sense of belonging.”
Due to anti-covid regulations, the event will not be in-person, but accessible via live streaming – in English and Italian – on domusweb, and on the Facebook and Instagram pages, open to all without the need to register.
The day will open at 10:30 with greetings and an introduction by Giovanna Mazzocchi Bordone, President of Editoriale Domus. Immediately afterwards, Jean Nouvel will present his editorial plan and his vision for the next year of the magazine. In closing, a speech with Walter Mariotti, Editorial Director of Domus.
Opening image: Jean Nouvel. Photo Giovanni dal Brenna