There would be no accurate GPS without Einstein. And no WiFi without Stephen Hawking’s discoveries on black holes. «Space research changes everyday life», says cosmologist Roberto Trotta whom we met at the Web Summit in Lisbon. «But above all, it will one day answer the Great Question: why do we exist?»
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Is all that is technologically possible also truly desirable? While the Big Tech push to accelerate research on drones for people and goods trasportation, some thinkers stop and wonder: is this really what we want?
30 breads made by designers and chefs. In dough, but also in ceramics, to be given away in a lottery during a Gala Dinner to provide funds to Pane Quotidiano, a non profit organization that for 120 years has been feeding those in need. And 10 tales, by famous authors. With Buoni come il pane, a Triennale exhibition, Alessandro Guerriero and Alessandra Zucchi show how to design solidarity. can be designed.
Immersing yourself in the landscape makes you become more creative. Living in contact with nature increases your well-being. But bushes and flower beds are not enough to turn a workplace into a garden factory. «Nature needs to be designed», experts say. And manifesto-projects such as Guido Canali’s Prada factory in Valvigna.
In the era of social media, design often made of visual tricks and is consumed fast. This leads to nothing, according to Finnish interior designer Joanna Laajisto. Who considers interior design a tool to create «places where people can feel good and slow down the fast pace of life». LEGGI joanna laajisto interior designer IN ITALIANO Download here the PDF of the article published on DCasa, la Repubblica (Italian only) Finnish interior designer Joanna Laajisto has a girlish face, and a spontaneous look and smile. One wonders how it is possible that such a young woman (she is 41 years old) can sign interiors full of such mature elegance. There is no style error, nor a naïve concession to current trends. nor – worse – any Instagram-induced designer trick (the contrasts of marked colors or the corners with hyperbolic geometries: the ones that go viral on social media). Everything in the world of Joanna Laajisto, breathes out balance, moderation, thoughtful choices. Joanna Laajisto interior designer Passion for sport and design Joanna Laajisto has just won …
In the face of climate change, we will have to re-think the way we design cities. In India, Holland, China and America, cement gives way to green areas and “strategic” landscape. Because the way forward is a better designed nature and less concrete.
In a time when many, too many, play to divide the world into factions, we desperately need narratives that make us rediscover the sense and joy of doing things together. Like the one suggested by Coop_70: Values in Box at the Triennale in Milan. An optimistic exhibition. LEGGI QUESTO ARTICOLO IN ITALIANO At the opening di Coop_70: Valori in Scatola (at the Triennale, til January 13th) everyone was very busy. There were people discussing which of the slogans (taken from “the street” and from the brand) was more worth being used in a selfie. Kids running amongst apple trees, trying to collect them, or playing with toy hens and eggs. There was a queue to look into the movies periscopes. And also in front of the photomaton, that allowed people to take a picture with a friend and see their faces into a Coop logo. Everyone was laughing. There were, of course, also many who were reading the manifestos, studying the history of products in the multimedia station. And generally enjoying a history that mirrored …
Brutalism, with its grey buildings typical of the 50s and 70s, is in full revival. Some say it’s due to social media, where #brutalism is very popular. Yet this rebirth also shows the desire of architects to play once again a social role. And to support the principles of the welfare state: such as the right to the city, and to a home
Can you fall in love with a landscape? And how much would you be ready to spend for it? Marco Tabasso, one of the founders of Anotherview and former talent scout of Rossana Orlandi, tells about his digital windows that tell a 24 hours story of special places, why collectors are crazy about them and why design galleries should change radically. Also giving advice to young designers …