Complexity vs confusion
 

Complexity vs confusion

A guest at the “Meet the Media Guru” conference in Milan, Don Norman painted a far-reaching picture of the future, when good designers must offer “solutions to complex problems, like those to do with education, health and the environment” and stop complexity turning into confusion.

 

Design / Stefania Garassini

Modernist baobab
 

Modernist baobab

Paula Nascimento explains the genesis and construction of the Angola Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 to Domus. It was designed to be dismantled but looks like a permanent construction.

 

Architecture / la redazione di Domus

Anish Kapoor

At the Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, the work of the great Anglo-Indian artist  contemporaneously evoke an array of contrasting images: such as the imminent arrival of a cataclysm but, at the same time, the call of a whale anxious to draw its young close.

 

Art / Beatrice Zamponi

One Shot
 

One Shot

Domus interviewed Marco Balich, author of some of the most spectacular events in last few years  and artistic director of Padiglione Italia and of the Tree of Life at Expo Milano 2015.

 

Design / la redazione di Domus

Space, material and light
 

Space, material and light

Yichen Lu, founder of Studio Link-Arc, answers Domus’ questions about the Chinese Pavilion at Expo 2015: a project that uses contemporary tools and methods to explore traditional architectural values, such as space, material, and light.

 

Architecture

From the Midwest to Milan

James Biber, the architect of the Expo 2015 USA Pavilion, tells Domus about his project, inspired by rural architecture to communicate the country’s greatest aspirations.

 

Architecture

Aesthetics & performance
 

Aesthetics & performance

Michele Mole’, founder of Nemesi&Partners, tells Domus the project for the Italian Pavilion, an example of the importance of the collaboration between architects and constructors, of the dialogue between aesthetic invention and performative invention.

 

Architecture

Increase the focus on culture
 

Increase the focus on culture

At the occasion of Meet The Media Guru, Domus talked with Derrick De Kerckhove on technology, artistic heritage, education 2.0 and digital subconscious.

 

Interviews / Stefania Garassini

The corn hug

The Mexican Pavilion at Expo 2015 was designed by the architect Francisco López Guerra Almada. He discussed the project with Domus a few days before its completion.

 

Architecture

Fluxus and life’s Sundays
 

Fluxus and life’s Sundays

At the occasion of the exhibition “Fluxbooks”, textile manufacturer and collector of Fluxus works Luigi Bonotto tells Domus how he entertained an unlikely household of Fluxus artists, along paths of unbridled artistic experimentation.

 

Art / Ilaria Bombelli

Halden Prison
 

Halden Prison

Invited by Wenders to direct one of the architecture documentaries in the series Cathedrals of Culture, Michael Madsen included Halden prison, to remind us that prisons are also cultural realities.

 

Art / Sabrina Puddu

Film and project

Domus interviewed Antonella Dedini e Silvia Robertazzi, curators of Milano Design Film Festival, this year in its second edition, which is becoming also a travelling event.

 

News / Spartaco Paris