P O P – U P P I T T I ! Architecture & interior design exhibition

POP UP PITTI! was the direct result of an intensive one-week Architecture Workshop, which took place at LdM Florence in the Fall Semester 2018, involving students from various Architecture courses.

The goal of the workshop was to produce a complete architecture project in one week, operating in a setting and rapid timeframe that reflected professional studio conditions.

Featured are the works of previous LdM Architecture Students: Rodrigo Acosta Luviano, Ivana Sofia Contreras Madrid, Lorena Elizondo de los Santos, Rita Pamela Godinez Hernandez, Ileana Hernandez Robleto, Jesus Daniel Lopez Sanchez, Diego Alberto Ortega Rodríguez, Ana Lilia Piñera Lizcano, Magdalena Rocha Leal, Fernanda Silva Saucedo, Alejandra Zamora.

The site

Piazza de’ Pitti is a wide square in the Oltrarno neighbourhood in Florence dominated by the imposing volume of Palazzo Pitti.

Situated at the foothills of Boboli, the square, like a sloping stage where once reigning élites gathered, is known for its monumental beauty, elegant palaces and façades, Pitti’s family glories and misfortune and treasures of Boboli gardens.

The project

From the masterplan to the exhibition layout: five architectural elements of 7x7x7 meters are organized in Piazza de’ Pitti to create temporary spaces that dialogue with built environment and human presence. Each volume has to be used as exhibition space for design masterpieces: chairs, tables, bookshelves, sofas and lamps.

Pop Up Pitti! is curated by:

Arch. Donatella Caruso – Interior Design and Architecture Dept. Supervisor

The Pop-Up Pitti! project was realized thanks to the collaboration of LdM Professors:

Arch. Margherita Bagiacchi, Arch. Federico Grazzini, Arch. Alberto Morselli, Arch. Alessio Palandri, Arch. Andrea Parigi.

The exhibition POP-UP PITTI! will run from Thursday, March 21st to Wednesday, April 17th.

After the launch, the LdM Gallery is open weekly from Tuesday to Thursday, 5-7 PM.

Please note that the LdM Gallery will be closed during spring break from Monday, March 25th to Friday, March 29th.

Opening night will include a free aperitivo.



A project by Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici, the LdM Gallery is an interdisciplinary space where academic research and artistic experimentation meet within a professional setting.

In line with its mission of fostering opportunities for students to experience the reality of the art world beyond an institutional setting, the LdM Gallery encourages the development of creativity and sophistication within the student body, offering an efficient space for showcasing interdisciplinary fields of art within the Institute and collaborating with high-level projects organized in the city of Florence.

LdM Gallery Coordinator:

Federico Gori, LdM Professor – Department of Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media.