“Dalle cave all’architettura.” In Apricena, Ugo La Pietra’s latest public work.

Ugo La Pietra has left his mark again. This time, in Apricena (in the province of Foggia), where he has created the public work "Dalle cave all'architettura"("From quarries to architecture") in the "Madre Pietra" Parco Museo Sculture. Set in the old town center of the Apulian city, this installation highlights the historical resources of this area, that is, the so-called "Apricena stone" quarried on the outskirts of the city. The large columns stand on a chiseled base, which alludes to the phase of the stone’s extraction from the quarry, and are smoothly polished in the upper part, thus referring to the transformation of the material due to the craftsmen’s work, while at the top micro-architectures design a landscape. Ugo La Pietra, a tireless experimenter and researcher in the vast fields of urban planning and applied arts, explains his latest artistic effort: “This work conveys a concept I have repeatedly outlined and presented in my writings, studies and artworks, namely, that of an art of the territory, capable of starting from local resources to impart an identity to the place in which it stands and to which it belongs.”

Discover more


Wellmade participates in Bergamo Brescia Capital of Culture 2023

“Discovering Italian savoir-faire and artistic craftsmanship”, Wellmade’s itinerary among the artisan workshops in the centre of Bergamo, scheduled for Saturday 28 January from 10 a.m. to about 5 p.m., is part of the programme “La città in festa”, the inaugural days of Bergamo Brescia Capitale Italiana della Cultura, coordinated by the Department of Culture with […]


“Bahuaus Barocco”: only a few places still available!

A free course for the creation of the Palazzo Litta brand: enrolment is open until Saturday 4 February for the “Bauhaus Barocco” workshop, devised for the MiC Lombardy Regional Secretariat and entrusted to the CorsiArte training body with the collaboration of Chiara Gatti, art historian, journalist and CorsiArte lecturer, and the scientific care of the […]


DoppiaFirma and Homo Faber, two examples that become models

On the occasion of the presentation of the programme for Elefsina European Capital of Culture 2023, the Greek Deputy Minister of Culture, Nicholas Yatromanolakis, mentions: ‘We want to do something similar to the Italian projects of DoppiaFirma and Homo Faber, opening a hub. Among the many opportunities for the cultural, but also economic and social […]


Sustainability at your fingertips

Fifteen bags, part of the collection of the Domenico Michelucci Civic Museum of Straw and weaving in Signa, others donated or offered on temporary loan by private individuals, are the protagonists of the exhibition Sustainability at your fingertips. These are objects, together with hats, that distinguish the production of Signa and its territory, made of […]