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The Design Department@Milano Design Week 2021


Landscape and Interior Spatial Design 2

from 4 to 10 of September - Palazzo Litta, Corso Magenta 24

As a part of Milan Design Week, Design Variations, the exhibition signed by MoscaPartners (Caterian Mosca and Valerio Castelli) in the spaces of Palazzo Litta, will host for the sixth year the projects of the students of the course Landscape and Interior Spatial Design 2, held by Michele De Lucchi with Francesca Balena Arista and Mario Greco, with the collaboration of Marco De Santi, Giada Boromello and Francesco Antonelli.
The laboratory, 1st year of the Master's Degree in Interior and Spatial Design, aims to develop anthropological themes closely related to contemporaneity. Starting from the abstract concept of "Contamination", students come to the creations of spaces able to produce emotions and inspire reflections, spaces narrated through architectural models and short videos.
Hybridisation, Contamination, Fertilisation, Interdisciplinarity are our keywords. Contamination is fertile: it turns everything inanimate and static into reactive and dynamic.
Exhibition project by Marco De Santi.




from 4 to 10 of September – Gam, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, via Palestro 16

The exhibition explores the concept of metamorphosis central to contemporary creativity. Under the artistic direction of Alba Cappellieri, Bulgari narrates the symbol of the serpent - the emblem of metamorphosis and regeneration in all cultures and icon of the Maison from the 1940s to the present - and presents the works of 4 international artists: Ann Veronica Janssens, Azuma Makoto, Daan Roosegaarde, Vincent Van Duysen, who interpreted the theme through their artistic languages.
The Vernissage will take place on Monday the 6 of September, from 19:30 to 22:00.




Materialising the Future: designing with Emerging Materials & Technologies

from 4 to 10 of September - Materials Village -Superstudio Più - Via Tortona, 27

During this year’s edition of Milan and Helsinki Design Week, the Datemats project promotes its results through materials sample to help designers and pratictioners in designing for and with Emerging Materials and Technologies (EM&Ts) 
Join the Event Materialising the Future: Designing with Emerging Materials & Technologies. The Milano Design Week meets the Helsinki Design Week. 
Connected by Milan and Helsinki, design experts from the universities involved in the Datemats EU project (Politecnico di Milano, Aalto University, KEA Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Materfad) will take part in a talk show illustrating the main results of the project and the methodologies implemented and will offer a unique insight into the world of emerging materials and technologies.
On Thursday, September 9th, 15.00-16.30 CEST. 




L’Urbanistica della gentilezza

from 5 to 10 of September - Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Via San Vittore, 21

During the "RO Guiltless Plastic 2021" organized by Galleria Rossana Orlandi, the projects developed by some students of Interior Design of the Design School will be exhibited at the  Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan.
In particular, the works carried out in two workshops held by Davide Crippa, Barbara Di Prete and Agnese Rebaglio will be included in the exhibition "L'urbanistica della gentilezza"; furthermore the projects of some students elaborated in the workshop that are finalist of the "RO Guiltless Plastic Prize 2021" will be exhibited in the homonymous area of the museum.



Antonio Ferretti: from the archive to the project

from 5 to the 10 of September - Showroom Newform, Via Fiori Scuri 3

The exhibition investigates the history of Antonio Ferretti, an Italian brand born in the early 1900s. The narrative has the Ferretti Archive as its center, the proper starting point of the path that led to the "conceptual rebirth" of the brand itself.
Countless ideas can arise from the analysis of archives and numerous final projects that aim not only to acculturate the user but also to increase the culture and critical eye of the designer, the protagonist of the entire process.

The path of the exhibition focuses on the staging of the Ferretti Archives under a decidedly contemporary guise; a clear demonstration of how, starting from the analysis of the historical heritage of a brand, it is possible to generate added value and innovate both in terms of product and communication.
After all, creativity is the result of crossings, navigations, contaminations, migrations that become stronger and more effective if there is curiosity and a solid cultural base of the designer. That's why the archives represent the natural hothouse of ideas, rising to the role of "facilitator" of the entire creative process.



Designing the proximity - the exhibition

from 6 to 10 of September, from 6 pm to 7.15 pm - Base Milano,  Via Bergognone, 34

An exhibition that brings together 30 projects by students of the Polimi Design System that offer different interpretations of the term proximity in its social declinations.

Some projects are about health services at a short distance from home, others about recovering abandoned urban spaces. Other projects refer to slow mobility, to the strengthening of different neighbourhood identities, to the enhancement of pedestrian areas, to the transformation of streets into places of aggregation.

From a constellation of ideas emerges a precise scenario for the city of the future, based on a solid network of services spread in the neighbourhoods and "around the corner" for the different urban populations.   Visit the exhibition from 6 to 10 of September, at 6 and 7:15 pm, at Base Milano, Via Bergognone, 34.



Designing the proximity

from 6 to the 10 of September, from 6 pm to 7.15 pm - Base Milano,  Via Bergognone, 34

From the collaboration between BASE and comes "Designing Proximity": two debates a day will see experts in dialogue with professors of the Department and School of Design, to investigate different points of view on as many issues related to the city of proximity, from neighbourhood services to transformation of public space, to platforms and economies of proximity.
The debates will take place in the shadow of GAIA, the installation of planet Earth by Luke Jerram inaugurated at the Farout festival.



Perpetually adaptive environments Symposium 2021

9-10 September - online and at building B7, second floor, Dipartimento di Design, via Durando 10

Perpetually adaptive environments define a new research frontier at the interface of architecture and design, computing, robotics, and behavioural sciences. Such adaptive environments respond in real-time to human needs and opportunities, environmental changes, and other internal and external input. Their design as bio-cyber-physical systems requires integration of physical and virtual architectures with digital systems and social organizations.

Previous research in the emerging research domain of adaptive environments has investigated Actuated and Performative Architecture: Emerging Forms of Human-Machine Interaction (Pillan et al., 2020), Apparatisation in & of Architecture (Lee and Bier, 2019), Robotic Building (Bier, 2018; 2017), and Architectural Robotics (Green, 2016).

This Adaptive Environments symposium turns to questions of (1) artificial intelligence and robotics embedded in the built environment; (2) perceptions of human and non-human agency in such environments; and (3) environmental informatics.
Of particular interest to the symposium include but are not limited to topics such as:
1. Interdisciplinary approaches for computational, multi-domain and trans-scalar modelling integrate planning and design scales from the territorial to the building scale.
2. Case studies for urban and natural environments requiring, on the one hand, computational modelling and high precision monitoring strategies and on the other hand robotics for the production and operation of such environments. In this context, sensor-actuators are introduced to facilitate communication and exchange between artificial and natural agents by creating bio-cyber-physical feedback loops.
3. Speculative investigations into how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics bring built environments "to life". Authors of accepted papers will be encouraged to develop their papers as chapters for a volume In the Spring Book Series, Adaptive Environments ( edited by the symposium organizers.

Join the 9 of September meeting:
Meeting ID: 868 5658 2641
Passcode: 895749

Join the 10 of September meeting:
Meeting ID: 899 5638 4698
Passcode: 125708



Bridge, Responsability Initiative – Design for Good Earth

There are only nine years left until 2030, the deadline set by the United Nations to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. What actions should we take to build a bridge to a sustainable future?
In response to this question, the BRIDGE (Better Responsibility Initiative - Design for Good Earth) Sustainable Design Action focuses on the SDGs. It brings together design talents from universities and companies worldwide to address the SDGs using the design language, attempting to construct a bridge to a sustainable future through the lens of design.

Students of the Politecnico di Milano will work in teams with Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Singaporeans students with the support of ALIBABA Design aspiring to make a distinctive and positive impact by strengthening universities' commitment to the SDGs.
Link to apply an more info:

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