The piazza-amphitheater, where kids play. The entrance like a glass cave, surrounded by water. The staff: all young, smiling and competent (but when you find them even in the restrooms the effect is a bit Black Mirror). Apple’s first Italian flagship store, in Piazza Liberty in Milan (opening July 26): seen for you.
The Fab Cities that meet for their Summit in Paris today promise to transform cities into centers for local production and global connection. The Fab Lab in Barcelona explains why this is not a utopia but a possible, citizen-focused future
Broken Nature, the XXII Triennale curated by Paola Antonelli, will show how design can regenerate the gap between man and nature. And between people and human values. In Milan, from March 1 through September 1, 2019 There is a quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet that came to my mind yesterday, during the first symposium on Broken Nature, the XXII Triennale curated by the MoMA Senior Curator Paola Antonelli. «Time is out of joint». I came across it again a few days ago on the entrance stairway of the National Gallery of Rome, and for the first time I realized how newsworthy it was today. Because it indicates the rift between what should and could be and what it is, between the natural progression of events and species and the one that is falsified and corrupted by human intrusion. And these are precisely the reflections underlying the curatorial concept of Broken Nature, the exhibition that will occupy the spaces of the Triennale in Milan from 1 March to 1 September 2019. More about the Triennale here A …
Modularity, geometry and repetition. But also the magic of balance and stonework knowhow. The architectural sculptures by young Belgian artist Conrad Willems will be featured at the 50th edition of Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk.
At MEET, the first digital culture international center in Milan, tones are similar to those of a humanities faculty than of a start up. Because the purpose is to design a new digital humanism. Renaissance labs, Leonardo thinking, projects at man’s measure. At the presentation of the first international center for digital culture MEET in Milan, a creature developed by Meet The Media Guru and Fondazione Cariplo, there were talks that were more suited for a humanities faculty than for a start up. But those who think that philosophy, ethics, design, art or politics have nothing to do with the digital world have not understood it. They have an old view on it. They feed a consumer’s perspective rather than a citizen’s one. They are users and will never be co-creators. «Digital is not just technologies, communications or artificial intelligence», saidMaria Grazia Mattei, the creator of the events and debates platformMeet The Media Guru now also director of the MEET. «Digital is the dna of contemporary culture». A dna that can be genetically modified, an …
The Milano Digital Week (15-18 March) shows a fragmented but connected world. A program of inclusive events will explain how digital technologies are means to design a better life. After design, fashion, food and books, it will now be technology to take Milanese out of theor homes, events hunting in the city. The reason? The first edition of the Milano Digital Week, from 15th through to 18th March (the program can be downloaded here). We have already spoken here about how much Milan is changing well beyond its “hardware” of skyscrapers and signed architectures, as well as of all intiatives to create new networks in the city. And the Milano Digital Week fits perfectly in this path of inclusion and innovation leading to social transformation. As a matter of fact, its aim is to open a fragmented but connected world to citizens, one that is in endless evolution and that has a substantial impact on the life of all of us. Because, we may like it or not, but algorytms and AI systems will govern …
An author’s perfume to forget the dust, a replicable business model illustrated in an exhibition, a project matured through several creative voices. There’s all this in the tale of 401 È Amatrice. Which clings on to the heart like a love story.
The urban regeneration project Deus Ex Fabrica in Schio, Northen Italy, animates a former industrial building with works by digital artists. It’s street art beyond beyond graffiti, but also a means to explain to citizens the non-commercial side of artificial intelligence and internet of things. That can be more engaging, interesting and socially useful than a talking refrigerator.
Conviviality, eyes wide open on the world, a touch of rebellion. An evening at the Triennale with Joseph Grima, new creative director at the Design Academy Eindhoven (and a lot more).
People are Media, a book by Silvio Meazza and Aldo Agostinelli, is a portrait of us today. With the smartphone under our eyes, committed to sharing and liking, men and women-sandwich in spite of ourselves yet seemingly as free as ever to choose and be. A book on the 3.0 web for those who do not know what it is, written by those who saw it rise and grow.