The Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with the Dante Alighieri Society-Tripoli Committee and the Azm Cultural Center – Beit El Fann of Tripoli, organize a photographic exhibition on architectural influences in the city of Palermo.
Located on the northern coast of Sicily, Arab-Norman Palermo includes a series of nine civil and religious structures dating from the era of the Norman kingdom of Sicily (1130-1194): two palaces, three churches, a cathedral, a bridge, as well as the cathedrals of Cefalú and Monreale. Collectively, they are an example of a social-cultural syncretism between Western, Islamic and Byzantine cultures on the island that gave rise to new concepts of space, structure and decoration. They also bear testimony to the fruitful coexistence of people of different origins and religions (Muslim, Byzantine, Latin, Jewish, Lombard and French).
Francesco Ferla is a Sicilian architect, designer, digital artist and photographer.
He graduated in Architecture, in Florence, with a thesis on the representation of the Baroque, which won, at the International Center for Studies on the Baroque, the first prize as thesis