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Rome Contemporary District – Round Table Discussion

Distretto 2


A New Perspective for the Italian Capital City



Prof. Fabio Finotti

Director of the Italian Cultural Institute

Greetings and opening remarks


Amb. Umberto Vattani

President of the Scientific Committee of the project “Rome. Contemporary District”

District presentation


Arch. Alessandro Melis,

New York Tech – Inaugural IDC Foundation Endowed Chair and

Professor in the School of Architecture and Design

Changing cities


September 20, 2023 | 6PM

Italian Cultural Institute

686 Park Avenue, New York


Indicating “distretto”


The Distretto del Contemporaneo aims to recognize the peculiar characteristics of the Flaminio/Foro Italico/Farnesina urban sector, to point out the importance of an extraordinary environmental and cultural heritage and to promote its enhancement. In this area of Rome, rich in avenues, tree-lined spaces, parks and gardens, there is in fact a substantial nucleus of important architectural works built on the two banks of the Tiber from the first half of the 20th century to the present day.

This conference is intended to deepen and promote awareness of the Contemporary District as a starting point for a program of actions capable of promoting a large urban hub to be preserved and enhanced with interventions of various kinds: from urban redevelopment to the installation of new works of art, from the creation of new infrastructure for mobility to the arrangement and care of open spaces for public use, and the creation of a different and closer relationship with the river.



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  • Organized by: IIC-NY