From the Nest to the NIBA!

January 26, 2011

As you can see, now in my sidebar on the right stands a new logo, designed by Daniele Mantellato: that of Niba | Network Italiano dei Blog di Architettura (Italian Network of Architecture Blogs).

It is basically a Facebook group created by me with this description:

Dear architecture bloggers, blog readers or fans of architecture,
Most of you will have realized that blogs and Facebook are very different instruments, for good and bad.
We love blogs to leave us the freedom to give them our preferred shape.
We love Facebook because of the ease we keep in touch with, and because its allow us to share content.
We have created this group with the intention of making a blog connector out of it, in order to help Italian (or not) architecture bloggers to stay better updated on their activities. We only ask to give it visibility and share content: in particular, notes and links to your posts are welcome.

My idea, therefore, was to create a simple «network in the network», as Alessandro Rocca (Low Cost Low Tech) has aptly called it. But, as I hoped, in short, the room was filled with faces and words, and a week after all we are already 97.

Perhaps the Italian blogosphere is not as deserted as it seems, since many quite heated discussions have already born in the group. Anyone interested is invited to join and participate!

Here we are (hopefully) all:

Eccoci (spero) tutti:

A Come Architettura
Abitare Mag
Laura Aquili di DES-ART-CHITECTURE
Antonio Marco Alcaro, Giulio Paolo Calcaprina and Giulio Pascali from Amate l’architettura
Francesco Alois from Spirito Architettonico Libero
ArchitectureFeed Architecture Aggregator
Guido Aragona fromBizblog
Andrea Balestrero
Carlo Beltracchi from Beyond the Light Bulb
Claudio Bosio
Marco Brizzi di arch’it
Antonella Bruzzese
Marco Calvani
Silvio Carta from Beyond Icons 2.0
Diego Casartelli
Channelbeta Architectural Review, Gianluigi D’Angelo and Matteo Falcone
Simo Capecchi from In viaggio col taccuino
Maurizio Caudullo from Archinlab
Chvl Associati
Domenico Cogliandro
Comitato Sarzana Che Botta
Luca Coppola
Salvatore D’Agostino from Wilfing Architettura
Gianluigi D’Angelo
Davide Del Giudice
Maurizio Degni from Frustrazioni architettoniche
Roberta Patrizia Di Benigno
Luca Diffuse from Luca Diffuse and Diffuse Outtakes
Domenico Di Siena di Urbanohumano
Davide Di Virgilio
Edilizia E Territorio and Giorgio Santilli
Massimiliano Ercolani from Dokc Lab
Alessio Erioli from Co-de-it
Barbara Falcone from Cibo Architettura
Cristian Farinella and Lorena Greco from Gluemarket
Elena Fedi from Archiportale
Marco Ferrari
Fabio Fornasari from Luoghi sensibili
Annalisa Gentile
Mario Gerosa from Virtual Architectural Heritage
Andrea Graziano from digitag&
Joseph Grima from Domusweb
Luca Guido from Luca Guido
Alberto Iacovoni from ma0 News
Impianti Idrici
Guido Incerti
Jakob Knulp from One to the third
Diego Lama
Matteo Lecis Cocco-Ortu
Enrica Longo
Matteo Lo Prete
Robert Maddalena
Zaira Magliozzi from TheNewArchinTown
Marco Mantellato
Daniele Mantellato
Simona Mazzeo
Ettore Maria Mazzola
Giovanni Mendola from [Identità e Città]
Luca Molinari from ymag
Zoè Chantall Monterubbiano
Renato Nicolini
Edmondo Occhipinti from | edmondo occhipinti architect |
Giorgio Opla and Marco Opla from Opla+
Emanuele Papa from Il blog della cosa
Claudia Pasquero from ecoLogic
Francesco Pecoraro
Emanuele Piccardo from Architettura radicale and archphoto
Paola Pierotti
Emmanuele Jonathan Pilia from PEJA TransArchitecture research
Press/Tfactory and Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi
Paolo Priolo from klat magazine
Pask Rienzo
Alessandro Ranellucci from ArchiBlog
Alessandro Rocca from Low Cost Low Tech
Ugo Rosa from Fiordizucca
Fabrizio Russo
Serena Russo from Petra Dura, architettura e contorni
Antonino Saggio
Giorgio Santilli
Sardarch Architettura
Carmelo Cesare Schillagi
Matteo Seraceni from = Architettura = Ingegneria = Arte =
Luca Silenzi from Spacelab
Diego Terna from l’architettura immaginata
Viviana Terzoli
Traccia Menti
Paolo Valente
Marco Verde from Performative design processes for architecture
Angelo Verderosa
Davide Vizzini

As you can see, the names are many but the links are few. This is because I do not yet know many of you, or I haven’t got the address of your blog, or even I have accidentally skipped someone. I intentionally avoided the study sites with only portfolios, because I believe that the spirit of Niba is clearly more than a mere demonstration of everyone’s work. If I forgot someone or done something wrong, or if you think that the criterion for selecting the link is invalid, comment and I’ll rectify immediately.
Now, what do we expect from this Niba? In truth, I have no idea. This however is part of the game, because I expect surprises.
We’ll see.

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