8&A are Anna Barile and Antonio Ottoboni.
We were born in 1966 and 1967. We first met at the University of Architecture of Milan, attending the famous “transversal” lectures of Corrado Levi, architect, artist, collectionist, talent scout, and most of all great teacher, from which we learned alternative ways to get the quality in the project.
Breaking all our academic confidence, Levi involved us in parallel worlds were creativity takes life from contamination between disciplines, cultures, ages , and personal experiences.
Therefore Mollino, Albini, Haring, Warhol, Gilbert and George, Duschamp, Escher, Otto Dix, Schifano, Santachiara, Pusole, and young artistic avant-garde from Turin, piercing, tatoo, photography and American avant-garde, Sarah Moon, Nan Goldin, but also Mendini, Sottsass e Munari. Together with Corrado Levi and other young architects, in the summer of 1991 we founded the group “ C’è tutto novembre per pensarci” accomplishing art and architectural projects.