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Thirteen days to bring “design culture” back to the centre of debate. Three hundred fifty events conceived by 66 sector operators to discover the best of Made in Italy in the city most open to innovation.
Following the postponement to 2021 of the Salone del Mobile (on the calendar from April 13 to 18, 2021), design returns to take over the streets of Milan from September 28 to October 10, 2020, with workshops, installations and meetings – digital or in person – with the most important players in the world of architecture and furnishings. Here are 5 stops not to miss:
BRERA AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
The streets of Brera, the artist’s quarter that will host the “Fuorisalone Design City Edition” (curated by StudioLabo), will be animated by a rich schedule of events – talks, workshops, round tables – in continuity with the first digital edition of June 2020. The protagonist of Piazza XXV Aprile will be a participatory installation focused on a contest open to designers and regular citizens to collect ideas (in video, photographic or text format) with the aim of improving urban life in the age of Covid19.
IN THE WOMEN’S HANDS
Number 27 Via Tortona Superstudio Piu will host an exhibit dedicated to feminine creativity – “Nelle Mani delle done” (In the Women’s Hands) – divided into two exhibition pathways: the first, “I Fiori della Materia” (Flowers of Material), is dedicated to the design world and puts together architects and designers of different ages and extractions; the second, “Narcisi Fragili” (Delicate Daffodils), focuses on the art and abilities of women to creatively interpret the world, thus improving it.
NATURE AND SUSTAINABILITY
At 21 Via San Vittore, at the restructured cloisters of the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci (Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology), Galleria Rossana Orlandi offers two initiatives on the design world: one is “We are nature”, an exhibition of ‘responsible’ design, in which the works are created with respect for nature in harmony with man, and the other is an exhibition of design finalists of “RO plastic prize 2020”, the international award dedicated to the theme of re-use and recycling of plastic.
From the area of the Duomo, along Via Marconi, in front of the Museo del Novecento (Museum of the 1900s), will blossom a strange open-air exhibit: “teschi d’autore” (Author’s Skulls) created by the artists of the Carnevale of Viareggio to express ideas and states of mind on contemporaneity. The project was born of the twinning of the Tuscan municipality and the Mexico City, where the Viareggio builders went as expert teachers of a master’s in paper mache.
For Milano Design City 2020, the Museo del Design Italiano di Triennale Milano (Museum of Italian Design of the Milan Triennial) offers a new retrospective on the history of our design, organising free guided tours, escorted directly by Triennial President Stefano Boeri, by Museum Director Joseph Grima, by designer Fabio Novembre and by the Salone Satellite creator and curator Marva Griffin, among iconic and revolutionary objects such as Lettera22 by Olivetti, or the Halogen lamp by Joe Colombo.
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