The Fuorisalone at BASE in Zona Tortona will be a critical investigation of Smart Cities and City Making. Among the initiatives, Trouble Making by Raumplan: on how mass phenomena and the web are redesigning cities. Bottom up.
Thinking the future starting from people, not technology. #sendmethefuture at Subalterno1: the future on A4 sheets sketched by (almost) one hundred Italian designers. And here is why this is interesting
Some chairs do matter. Eutopia, by Francisco Gomez Paz, shows a possible new way of doing design in the Industry 4.0 world. At the Cascina Cuccagna and at Rossana Orlandi’s during the Milan Design Week.
«Design research begins when we stop taking things for granted». Buro Belén and Sun + at Alcova for the Fuorisalone.
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 …
A curatorial experiment that puts Milan at the forefront of contemporary museography. Stefano Mirti talks about 999 questions about contemporary living, a collaborative and participatory exhibition and happenings that innovates the relationship between cultural institutions and their audience (at the Milan Triennale from 12 January to 2 April)
Art, design and science as an antidote to the shrinking border between real and artificial: Anthropocene at the Gallery Subalterno1, during Fuorisalone
Learning unsurpassed technical solutions from biology: the challenge for architects, engineers and even managers is between biomimicry, design and innovation
Studying design has never been so important and useful. Because if the world does not need new chairs and tables, certainly the need for good design – the ability to solve problems in a creative, multi-disciplinary, humanistic way and to think about solutions with a positive human value – has never been so high.
According to Neri Oxman, scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, materials are the new software: they will be programmable, responsive and printable thanks to 3D technologies. So we will have houses with soft floors, warm walls, transparent roofs. And self-costructing buildings able to grow in hostile environments. Possible?