Milan Design Week is back again this year to bring the city to life with events and installations, including ideas by Alumni from the Politecnico. Let’s take a closer look!
Alumnus Stefano Boeri will create a floating forest right in the centre of Milan, at the Darsena dock. This multisensory floating installation, designed for Timberland, is an independent ecosystem on the Darsena water, with 610 trees and over 30 different species (including Maple, Birch and Apple; shrubs such as the Black Chokeberry, Hydrangea, Oregon Grape and Mock Orange; perennial herbs such as Mexican Feather Grass, Chinese Silver Grass, Windflower, Daylily, Verbena and Pampas Grass), intended to encourage biodiversity by activating the environmental benefits of urban forestation, in connection with the other green spaces in Milan. The objective of the Floating Forest installation is not only to promote new forms of environmental responsibility and new ways of occupying and transforming urban spaces, but also to provide a place of meeting and reconciliation between nature and citizens.
The Politecnico di Milano opens the Gianfranco Ferré Research Centre to the public. The Centre, located within the premises of the former Gianfranco Ferré Foundationis dedicated to the work of the fashion designer, who graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in 1969. The researchers at the Politecnico di Milano will guide visitors within the spaces designed by architect Franco Raggi and the archive, including sketches, technical drawings, photos, clothes and accessories.
An exhibition about contemporary architecture in vulnerable landscapes presenting pioneering projects by the internationally renowned architecture and design firm Snøhetta and investigating the impact new creations could have on these extreme geographic climatic environments. Inaugurated by the lecture “Nature as the Client”, by Kjetil Trædal Thorsendel, co-founder of the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta.
A wide selection of plates illustrating projects, sketches and studies appear in the exhibition that identify drawing as the privileged tool for thinking about construction, the city, the landscape, as well as the place from where the ideas of architecture originate. Inaugurated by the lecture “The invention of a language” by Franco Purini.
The exhibition offers a selection of 32 installations by Pierluigi Cerri, studied and redesigned thanks to a meticolous archival work. A graduate from the Politecnico di Milano, Cerri taught here with Umberto Eco “Semiotics of architecture” (Faculty of Architecture, 1969-71) and from 2000 to 2010 held the Laboratory of Interior Architecture at the School of Civil Architecture.
A participatory action in Piazza Leonardo da Vinci: inhabitants, visitors and onlookers will collaborate in the construction of a collective story that will show, through the recomposition of “fragments”, the identity of the place, present and future.
A 4-day programme (exhibition + hybrid activities) concerning 'Vocabolario di Quartiere', the participatory design project developed at Off Campus Nolo.
A large exhibition of projects from the whole Design System of Politecnico di Milano: School of Design, Department of Design and POLI.design. The exhibition highlights multiple design sectors: from industrial product to fashion, from interior and furniture design to communication, without excluding services, brand and strategy, transportation and design engineering.
An exhibition presenting the Politecnico design talents, recognised with prizes and mentions over the past four years, who were called upon to tell their stories through prototypes and projects.
The Design System of the Politecnico di Milano presents its didactic and educational offer and its research and service opportunities through an interactive exhibition. The visitors will find, and be able to collaborate with, students and collaborators of the School and of the Department of Design who will be grappling with the realisation and finalisation of a physical object linked to the book in its primitive, analogue form.
For information on the many other initiatives: https://dipartimentodesign.polimi.it/it/magazine/salone-del-mobile-2022
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