The conversation was conducted in July 2016, together with Thomas Weaver, in Alberto Ponis' studio at the home he built for himself and his family close to the harbour side of Palau in the 1970s.
Like other interesting, but largely overlooked, postwar Italian architects "Alberto Ponis is engaging precisely because he has concentrated his efforts on realising buildings rather than on establishing a parallel academic position or the more common route of relentless self-promotion." In Jonathan Sergison's words, "his body of work (is) distinctly more worldly than local, distinguished, like his responses in this conversation, by how measured it is, by its sensitivity, its strength of character, humour, generosity, but above all its originality.
AA Files 73, 2016: pp. 101-120