BLACK SQUARE

(Italy, 1980)

Maria Giudici

Black Square, Black Blocs, 2017 Axonométrie / axonometry. Courtesy Black Square. Collection Frac Centre-Val de Loire

Founded in 2014 and based in London and Milan, BLACK SQUARE is an open platform dedicated to space and form. In London, BLACK SQUARE is run by the architect Maria Giudici, graduate of Delft University in 2014. She worked with architects BAU Bucharest, Donis and Dogma from 2005 to 2011 before joining the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London where she currently teaches. Her research encompasses the construction of modern subjectivity.

BLACK SQUARE establishes its identity through the universal motif of the black square which can be different things in different cultures, its also its logo, and a reproducible shape or a polysemous object. The platforms’ creations culminate in the production of books, architectural projects, workshops, and invitations to external contributors. BLACK SQUARE has taken part in various events including the British pavilion for the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale (2016).

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