Design

How would you touch an image? Interview with Lucy Hardcastle

Are we sure that we are still able to distinguish what is “real” from what is purely digital? Federica Fontana interviews Lucy Hardcastle, a 26 years old interdisciplinary designer and artist –  but she prefers to think of herself more as a digital craftsman –  who runs a studio in London specialized in creating original unique visual experiences by using CGI, digital rendering and glass blowing.... READ MORE...

Make Data Small Again. Intervista con Gianluca Monaco

Partendo dal suo background in graphic design e comunicazione visiva, il lavoro di Gianluca Monaco si è sviluppato sempre più nella sfera del digitale, tra interaction design e front-end development. Nel 2018 l'artista ha partecipato alla mostra New Imaginaries for Crypto Design, metaphors and new images of the Deep Web al NeMe Arts Center di Limassol (Cipro). L’intervista è nata come scambio d’idee e considerazioni.... READ MORE...

The Numerical Self: a step inside Flora Miranda future fashion

Self-optimisation and self-tracking have been around for quite a while; as Deborah Lupton noticed, the “Quantified Self Movement” is not only as a practice of self-improvement, but also an extension of memory in computerised form. Flora Miranda translates data and the whole idea of an immaterial body into 3D printed garments, offering a step inside the future through fashion and addressing the idea of becoming eternal online.... READ MORE...

4th Istanbul Design Biennal explores new dimensions of design and learning

Curated by Jan Boelen and sponsored by VitrA, the 4th Istanbul Design Biennal opened to the public with projects from more than 200 interdisciplinary pratictioners from across the globe. For six weeks, designers, architects, artists, theoreticians will converge in Turkey’s cultural capital to explore the expanded notions of design and its role in contemporary culture.... READ MORE...

“J3RR1”: empathy with the machine. Interview with NONE collective

NONE collective – the Rome-based artistic group that moves on the border between art, design and technological research – in conversation with Marco Mancuso tell us about their new work J3RR1. Programmed Torture: a computer programmed to carry out a constant stress test using technology to reflect on the daily condition of human beings in a non-anthropocentric vision.... READ MORE...

Innovation is inclusive. A conversation with Corey Timpson

Corey Timpson, guest for Meet the Media Guru at Triennale Design Museum in Milan the 16th of May 2018, gave an intense lecture on keywords such as cultural innovation and inclusive design. We asked Timpson what is the meaning of cultural innovation, what does being inclusive means for an institution, even a very small one, and what is “the storytelling responsibility”.... READ MORE...

Following Ore Streams: an exploration of e-waste system. Interview with Formafantasma

Ore Streams is the latest project of Studio Formafantasma: a research of over two years focused on above ground mining, e-waste, and digital debris that took the shape of an installation composed of office furniture entirely made of recycled electronics.Here's what the duo told us about the findings of this work and its future developments.... READ MORE...

“Anura”: Ornamental and transdermal patches printed in 3D

DIY and digital manufacturing are playing a fundamental role in experimentation and technological advancement also in the fields of health and personal care and will be among the sectors with the highest potential in the coming years for improving living conditions. The Anura project is an example of a 3D printing application in the healthcare field, born from the vision of possible futures.... READ MORE...

“Time Space Existence”. The fourth edition of the biennial soon to open in Venice

With over 200 architects and artists set to participate, the fourth edition of the Time Space Existence biennial takes place in Venice and includes internationally renowned figures. It will feature a wide range of projects, from models, concepts, researches, thoughts, and ideas from international architects, photographers, sculptors and universities at all stages in their careers.... READ MORE...

Nine Journeys Through Time. Alcantara and Art in the Apartment of the Prince

Promoted and produced by the Municipality of Milan, Palazzo Reale and Alcantara, and curated by Davide Quadrio and Massimo Torrigiani, the exhibition is the third in a cycle of shows, which since 2016 explore the surprising qualities of Alcantara as a material for artistic creation, transforming the spaces of the Apartment of the Prince into gateways onto the “elsewhere” realms of art.... READ MORE...