12 Jul 2019 – 17 Oct 2019

The Wall – Sustainable Thinking Evolution

Curated by

Mario Cucinella Architects and SOS – School of Sustainability

Hours & Tickets Arrow

Where and when


12July 2019


17October 2019

Museo Novecento

What does it mean to build sustainably? This complex and multifaceted theme was illustrated on the “wall” on the ground floor of the Museum, through the story of the relationship between man and nature, of its evolution over the course of history, which has fueled innovation in the field of architecture. and materials.

Exhibition Hours

Summer Hours

Monday – Sunday

11:00 am

8:00 pm


The fifth appointment that the Museo Novecento dedicates to The Wall (a site-specific exhibition format that offers the synthesis and visual processing typical of the infographic developed along a 12-meter wall) once again focuses on the theme of sustainability.

Since the myth of Prometheus, man has always tried to cross a dividing line given by external conditions, but in the presence of a limit, on the occasion of a crisis, he has always been able to produce great innovations and transform a critical issue into opportunity. The Sustainable Thinking Evolution timeline “explodes” in a twelve-meter long space in which the architectures, events and cultural phenomena that are the mirror of sustainable action are reported.

Sustainable Thinking Evolution aims to be a story of how the relationship between man and nature, at the basis of the concept of sustainability, has evolved over the course of history, with a particular focus on innovations in the field of building materials and architecture. This story, curated by Mario Cucinella Architects and SOS- School of Sustainability, has been divided, within the programming of the Museo Novecento, into three events: the first started in April and just ended, the second the departure on 12 July (until October 17) and the third, and last, in October. The three macro-phases of the timeline will be gradually explored and populated with the events, discoveries and creations that have contributed to the evolution of sustainable thinking.

The MC A studio, founded in 1992 by architect Mario Cucinella, has been carrying out architectural projects for years characterized by attention to technological integration with environmental and climatic strategies to create buildings that can reduce their environmental impact in view of European objectives of 2020 and 2030. In 2015, architect Cucinella created SOS – School of Sustainability, a post-graduate school aimed at training a new generation of professionals in the field of sustainability, for the great global challenges in the economic, environmental and social fields.


Sergio Risaliti

Curated by

Mario Cucinella Architects

SOS – School of Sustainability

Research and Developmente

Mario Cucinella

Valentina Porceddu

Valentina Torrente

Organization and Coordination

Eva Francioli

Francesca Neri

Stefania Rispoli

Luca Puri


Elisa Di Lupo

Comune di Firenze

Daniele Pasquini


Ludovica V Zarrilli

Tabloid Soc Coop



Visual Identity

ZUP Design

Ph Credits

Leonardo Morfini

In collaboration with

Fondazione Ferragamo

Museo Salvatore Ferragamo