Interview with Bernardo Secchi - Together with Paola Viganò, Bernardo Secchi was leader of one of the ten design teams for the Grand Pari(s) project launched by French president Nicolas Sarkozy with the purpose of reflecting on the future of the post-Kyoto metropolis. In the interview, Secchi reconstructs the salient points of his experience, with particular reference to the challenges it has posed in terms of design theory. He also sketches a map of the different approaches and working hypotheses on the contemporary city put forward by the ten teams involved.
Keywords: Grand Pari(s); the urban question; the bottomup approach. A journey through the project. The architectural quest of