Gian Piero Frassinelli, born in Porto San Giorgio, Italy in 1939, graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of Florence University in 1968 and joined the Superstudio collective, where he was involved in projects and writing articles relating to architecture and anthropology. After the demise of Superstudio, he pursued his professional career focusing on property renovations and architectural projects, some implemented, such as the Vierwindenhuis – the house of four winds – inaugurated in Amsterdam in 1990. From 2012 to 2017 he taught on anthropology courses at the IED, European Institute of Design, in Rome. His publications include: Architettura Impropria (Sagep, Genoa, 2017), Opere 1966 – 1978, (ed. G. Mastrigli, 2016) and La Vita Segreta del Monumento Continuo. Conversazioni con Gabriele Mastrigli (Quodlibet, 2015) as part of his work for Superstudio.
Migrazioni by Gian Piero Frassinelli/Superstudio was made by the architect for educational purposes. The film is a compilation of rediscovered film footage and summarizes, in a short 45 minutes, the historical-cultural background of the migratory movements that have shaped the cultural heritage of European civilization, from their origins to the current scandalous circumstances that migrants face today in Europe. We thank Gian Piero Frassinelli for generously making his research available to us.