Experimental design and young talents at the Base for the second edition of Ventura Future (this year in Zona Tortona). Installations with a high emotional impact, interactive and totally instagrammable in Ventura Centrale. A selection of projects, by Fulvia Ramogida of Ventura Projects
Ventura Future lands in Tortona (at the Base, in via Bergognone). And the anti-mess strategy of the design research collective is a 5 euro entry ticket. While the “pop” installations in Ventura Centrale will take over 15 spaces in via Ferrante Aporti and continue to be at free of charge
Engineer, artist, designer, entrepreneur. It is not easy to define Daan Roosegaarde. And it is even harder to put a label on what he does. Things like building a giant smog-eating tower, find the rubbish that’s floating in space, illuminate dams without electricity. «Being undefinable is actually great», he says, «because real invention is hybrid».
Mocked and discredited, accused of being a “champagne socialist” attitude”, altruism is increasingly lacking in society. We have become more selfish. Narcisist, open to political messages that focus on the individual (or the tribe) rather than on the community. But re-learning to think of the others is possible. And it is urgent we do so. Because it’s only by working together that we will be able to face today’s global challenges Leggi Are We All More Selfish? in ITALIANO Red eyes and a ghostly look, the train conductor wanders among the wagons waiting for the police. We are a few miles from Milan and he has just run over a 16 years old boy who challenged fate by fooling around on the tracks. The train driver exited his cabin, saw the boy. What happened is not his fault but it’s difficult not to feel lost when you have just killed someone. The last thing this poor man needs is the anger of the passengers. Yet here it comes: «When do we leave? We’ve been here …
«We are designers but with a strong engineering interest. To those facing the profession I say: started in the atelier, learn the materials and the mechanics. Companies have lost these skills and design should offer them ». In conversation with Stefan Diez. In front of his RGB bathroom furnishing system for Burgbad, presented at the IMM in Cologne.
A jar for ground coffee by Sovrappensiero for Bialetti showcases the added value of design. Which fits gracefully into the already existing daily rituals and renews them without transforming them. bialetti moka design
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.