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 desire to intervene in places through temporary projects and a healthy dose of cynicism which has created a utopia of reality are the millenials’ answers to the economic crisis.
Maria Cristina Didero
Nadja Swarovski: modernising crystal with design and technology, June 2018
Frank Kolkman, Study O Portable and Yosuke Ushigome offer bold solutions that go well beyond the aesthetics of crystal.
Jerusalem and the secret potion of design, June 2018
Curated by Anat Safran and Tal Erez, the third edition of the Jerusalem Design Week was a frenzy of information, images, stories and performances.
Gabriella Crespi: spirit and matter, art and design, June 2018
An interview with Pierluigi Masini, the last journalist to have met Gabriella Crespi, the author of a book which retraces the dreams and events in the life of this charismatic character.
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.