Knowledge commons

How can we take advantage of the vast wealth of knowledge that circulates around the web? Media anthropologist Stefana Broadbent recounts two different approaches: the “extractive” used by Amazon Mechanical Turk, and the collaborative one of Wikipedia, “Fix my street” and “If you want to”.

 

Design / Stefania Garassini

 

Akram Zaatari

We met Lebanese artist and co-founder of the Arab Image Foundation at a recent British School at Rome exhibition. He explained his work and his attempts to connect them to human life

 

Art / Beatrice Zamponi

The Velvet Underground

For “The Velvet Underground – New York Extravaganza” at the Paris Philarmonie, Matali Crasset designed an exhibition route that is a mix of visual and sound synergies.

 

Design / Ivo Bonacorsi

 

Lorenzo Damiani

Interview with the designer who makes marble flexible, creates objects from piles of stones and takes a metal sheet to the very limits of its possibilities. Not to create an unexpected effect, but always guided by importance on sustainability and economy of form. #MDW2016

 

Salone 2016 / Domitilla Dardi

 

Ila Bêka e Louise Lemoine

From their interest in the social dimension of architecture to new projects in Rome: Bêka and Lemoine – whose entire work has been acquired by The MoMA – talk about their work. #MDW2016

 

Salone 2016 / la Redazione di Domus

Giulio Iacchetti

From the secret of his work, that involves “making small advances, rethinking, tearing up, restitching, starting again” to the latest designs for Alessi, Internoitaliano and WoodyZoody. Iacchetti, “industrial designer since 1992” talks about himself. #MDW2016

 

Salone 2016 / Maria Cristina Didero