Giovanni Hänninen’s new work on the blank advertisement billboards depicts the eerie atmosphere of Milan under Corona lockdown. The white canvas of large commercial billboards stripped away when the city is struck with the deadly virus and lockdown measures were introduced. His photographs starkly show us how much surface area was actually reserved for commercial advertisement in the cities. Even though he titled his work as "Missing Piece" I would like to think it is a witty irony. More about his work may be found in DOMUS  and in his website.   

Simon Prize on Living Places is organising an online discussion about Architecture and Filmmaking on 21st of May, Thursday at 18:30 (ESP). – Lluís Alexandre Casanovas (Architect and PhD Princeton) one of the winners of Living Places – Simon Architecture Prize 2018 (Personal Places category) – Joana Colomar (filmmaker based in Barcelona and Madrid) director of the short film “Rosa”, winner of Living Places – Simon Architecture Prize 2018 (Personal Places category) – Salvi Plaja (design Director for Simon group) jury member of Living Places – Simon Architecture Prize The online conversation will be moderated by Anna Sala Giralt, Architect in charge of curatorial

  Architecture & the Media 2020 conference is organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Labóh Communication Consultancy with the support of Creative Europe as part of the dissemination program of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. This year's conference is curated by Miriam Giordano, an expert on communications and founder of Laboh consultancy. I can observe that in recent years, Fundacio Mies van der Rohe expanded its activities and eventually attracts more attention. Ivan Blasi, as the Coordinator of the award, is actively working for the last six years to make the