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.
Like a good book, a well thought out museum can become a milestone in our lives. Some considerations on the design museum that I would like: in Milan, at the Triennale.
In Eindhoven, the new digital IoT public services made possible through a city-wide grid are being co-designed by citizens. A good example of how cities can keep the driving seat when it comes to Big Data.
Writer Olivier Bleys has a dream: walk around the whole world slowly, on foot to re-discover human nature. And the desire for rebellion
The Dutch philosopher Rutger Bregman is convinced that we can design a more just society, without revolutions or “strong men”: to do so we need a utopia for realists, a dream that makes the hearts beat but also the world. To be proposed as the system will collapse.