Collective workshop
 

Collective workshop

The eclectic Jan Boelen, director of the Z33 Arts Centre in Hasselt and of the Ljubljana Biennial of Design (BIO), presents the 50th edition, where a team approach will triumph.

 

Design / Maria Cristina Didero

The Poltrona Frau issue
 

The Poltrona Frau issue

With Rodrigo Rodriquez, former Cassina’s CEO, we try and cast light on the Montezemolo/Poltrona Frau-Haworth issue, which has dominated the economics and finance pages in recent weeks.

 

Design / Chiara Alessi

The art of information visualization

Alberto Cairo has the ability to turn datajournalism into an eager and absorbing attempt to make sense of the deluge of information that overwhelms us today.

 

Interviews / Stefania Garassini

Cairo
 

Cairo

Just before the overthrowing of President Mubarak, in early 2011 Elena Perlino portrayed the everyday side of Cairo, depicting a metropolis suspended between beauty and decadence.

 

Photo-essays / Elena Perlino

SunnyHills and the matter of business
 

SunnyHills and the matter of business

Clad in a wooden lattice and bringing to mind some of wooden Kawamata’s sculptures, the  building by Kengo Kuma defies the observer to guess its content and proposes a challenging business model.

 

Architecture / Rafael A. Balboa, Ilze Paklone

The great and secret show

Polish artist Katarzyna Krakowiak transformed the biggest post office in New York – the James A. Farley Post Office into a monumental sound sculpture.

 

Art / Architecture Snob

Crowdsourcing Design
 

Crowdsourcing Design

The Natevo jury – Manuela Messina and Andrea Corti (FLOU), Susanna Legrenzi, Marva Griffin and Joseph Grima – takes Domus behind the scenes of a call for ideas exploring a new design approach.

 

Design

My.Prototype
 

My.Prototype

Roberta Brambilla explains to Domus her project for a platform devoted to the collection and study of prototypes, that today catalogues more than 100 mock-ups and prototypes and illustrating them in pictures, videos and summaries.

 

Design / Francesca Esposito

Agora for the arts

Hou Hanru, chinese curator and MAXXI’s artistic director, tells Domus the new social role of the museum that he would like to transform in a real platform for public participation and exchanges amongst artists, designers, curators and the public.

 

Art / Pelin Tan

Global Citizen
 

Global Citizen

The Moshe Safdie exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Centre gives the opportunity to talk with the architect: about the dramas built into architecture, as well as the ones conveyed in shows about architecture. And he defends his contested position that an architect should be a chameleon.

 

Architecture / Katya Tylevich

Bopeep: there is light behind the curtain
 

Bopeep: there is light behind the curtain

A new Natevo project called Bopeep is one of the first selections made by the jury in the call for ideas launched last April. Domus discusses it with the designer, Roberto Paoli.

 

Design

Fault Lines

The new Fondazione Trussardi nomadic exhibition takes us into the heart of the Brera district to encounter the site-responsive work of artists Allora & Calzadilla inside the historic Palazzo Cusani.

 

Art / Martina Angelotti