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?»
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?
If it is true that «drones will be everywhere, like pigeons», as some say, how will our cities change? And above all, who will govern this change? One of the chapters of the Drones Files published on D la Repubblica
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 …
Flexible, sustainable, resistant. Many architects choose wood to build skyscrapers and residential complexes. A (sustainable) road in which Italy has been a trailblazer. But then…
From books to TV series, tiny houses are a dream for many, stirred by the desire for urban nomadism and a “less is more” lifestyle. But life in an XXS home is not everyone’s cup of tea. And here is why (and the answer has got to do with design)
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.
Biodesign is the 21st century equivalent of interfaces, virtual worlds and videogames: the discipline that makes it possible to create new responsive design solutions by manipulating organisms such as plants, bacteria and cells, as well as to envisage new living creatures through Dna manipulation.
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)
In 2002, Richard Florida had imagined cities becoming forges of prosperity through talent, technology and tolerance. They did. But inequality also came along. In this interview he explains how to restore fairness, and where to start.