With Arcipelago Italia, the pavilion he curated for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 (26 May- 26 Nov), Mario Cucinella offers a different look on Italy. What emerges is a political role for architecture and an alternative development model to that of megalopolis
To illustrate contemporary Italian design at the Triennale Design Museum, Chiara Alessi has staged a shop. It looks like a provocation. But it is not.
«Financing rebel ideas is better than displaying a Picasso in your living room». An afternoon with Yana Peel, CEO of the Serpentine Galleries, London
Ideas change the world. And Danish city Aarhus is using them to bring out a new Europe. The reportage published on D – with pictures by Giuliano Koren – on Aarhus European Capital of Culture 2017, where art, architecture, design, music and technology are used as agents of social change.
«Risking is the only way to go forward, when it comes to culture», says Director of the London Design Museum Deyan Sudjic in this exclusive interview published on DLUI la Repubblica. That’s why, to tell what design is today, his new museum opening on November 24 will stage not only objects but contexts, processes, ways of thinking.
Is it possible to earn a living using one’s Instagram account without being a pop star, a socialite or a fashion blogger? Danish digital creative Ida Laerke – who portraits the beauty of small things – does it. Her secret? Eyes that can frame the moment, a very personal style. And a certainty: online reputation is worth a lot. If you have it, don’t waste it away…
There are so many design weeks in the world to make your head spin … But do they really serve design? Bea Leanza, curator of the Beijing Design Week, responds