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November, 2019 / 
Giancarlo De Carlo and ILAUD.
A movable frontier
edited by Paolo Ceccarelli

Giancarlo De Carlo and ILAUD. A movable frontier brings together reflections, memories, judgments, projects for the future linked to ILAUD, founded by Giancarlo De Carlo in 1976 and still active, to commemorate the one hundred years since the birth of De Carlo. It bears witness to the cultural value of this important initiative, but also its human and ethical richness, which is unique in the recent history of international architecture.

ILAUD was founded as an alternative to an academic way of teaching and practicing architecture, following the critical role of De Carlo and CIAM and his experience with Team X, but with deeper roots in his political, ideological, and cultural commitment and concerning the period of great upheavals in the 1960s and 1970s.
The book has all the richness and contradictory character of that period and illustrates the desire to give positive answers to difficult challenges, to be curious and honest, to trust in the future even in difficult times.
This was ILAUD’s philosophy as a movable frontier.

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