Milan Design Week is an exciting period to be in this city especially with the number of events happening during this period. However, starting on the 1st of March you will be able to have a closer look at the XXII Triennale, with a theme very focused on nature.
Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design and Director of Research & Development at The Museum of Modern Art, is the person entrusted as the main curator of this edition of the event. As a matter of fact, this whole yearly initiative is an important forum for reflecting on the changes in the design area, as well as how these changes are affecting our contemporary society. This period will be a chance of exchange of ideas among the international design community, including architects, artists, institutions, universities, organizations, and many more aficionados of this area.
This year’s theme for this edition of La Triennale di Milano will be titled “Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival”. This edition will study the state of the strands that connect human beings to the natural environment. It will be an initiative which will invite many young designers as well as interested participants to engage in a collective reflection on this matter.
Themes such as Restorative Design, Magic Pragmatism, Complex Systems and Long-Term Attitudes will bring forward an example on how to repair and reconstitute our species’ bonds with the systems our world (both around and within us). To accomplish this goal the curatorial team will be picking up some good examples of design approaches that seek to encourage a multifaceted and comprehensive reading of the issues that are in discussion. These matters were already in discussion during January in New York City (see the video above).
This exhibition will be running from the 1st of March until the 1st of September of this year. It will be at its highlight during Milan Design Week, so if you’re in the city during this period this is a good suggestion to not only help you reflect but also have a look at some defining trends in design. You can visit the exhibition and the international entries for this event within the spaces of La Triennale di Milano as well as at the surrounding areas of Parco Sempione, specifically where the Palazzo dell’Arte––the building housing the Triennale––is.