Still able to determine a building’s character and status, the custodian’s vestibule is a precious trace of a society drifting toward disappearance. Here we propose a reflection on this type of space, a fundamental place of mediation between the public and private spheres.
The response of Luisa Collina, Head of the School of Design at Milan Polytechnic, to the recent decision by the Consiglio di Stato banning undergraduate and post-graduate courses taught only in English.
Maria Cristina Didero
Brussels. Three decades of design made in the USSR, May 2018
Across 400 objects, the ADAM Museum in Brussels guides us on a journey into the day-to-day life beyond the Iron Curtain. The museum director, Arnaud Bozzini, tells us about the exhibition.
“Design? It means improving anything”. A conversation with Ariane Prin, May 2018
Sustainability and efficiency are the keywords for the work of Ariane Prin who, for her latest project, Rust, has searched London’s iron-mongers and junk shops to collect rust, scraps and waste powder.
U-Joints at the Plusdesign Gallery, April 2018
The exhibition curated by Andrea Caputo and Anniina Koivu examines the theme of joints, through 50 designers’ experiments, prototypes and products.
A loss of the meaning of dwelling in city centres and suburbs is the most powerful driver behind the explosion of political and social chaos. A philosopher and essayist suggests the solution lies in a thought capable of looking, listening and caring.
Thought and pleasure are the key words from the keynote lecture which will inaugurate the academic year at the ISIA in Faenza. Iacchetti describes a typically Italian way to interpret the work of a designer.
"Placemaking" marched into the glossary of expressions linked to public art before stretching its boundaries to northern-European artistic practice and subsequently the so-called Global South.