Gianni Pettena was in the late 1960s one of the leading figures of "radical architecture", a movement born in Italy which gathered numerous outstanding personalities (from Ettore Sottsass Jr to Alessandro Mendini to Superstudio, Archizoom Associati, etc.)…
This movement intended to carry out "a radical reform of the whole architectural discipline". Gianni Pettena defines himself as an "anarchitect". As an artist who resorted to the language of architecture, and as an architect who took over the artistic logics, Pettena developed an experimental work at the junction of conceptual art and Land art, exploring the relationship between nature and architecture.