The XXII Triennale di Milano features the Slovene project Thinking the Conditions of Our Time, which presents selected Slovenian design projects, including the Oloop project, that are based on the principles of an evolutionarily stable strategy and the practices of a—natural—designer, whose primary design concern is preserving optimal relationships within the existing natural system (that consists of all living beings on the planet). The concept was prepared under the mentorship of Assist. Prof. Barbara Predan by 11 industrial design postgraduates at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana.
The XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, highlights the concept of restorative design and studies the state of the threads that connect humans to their natural environments––some frayed, others altogether severed. In exploring architecture and design objects and concepts at all scales and in all materials, Broken Nature celebrates design’s ability to offer powerful insight into the key issues of our age, moving beyond pious deference and inconclusive anxiety. By turning its attention to human existence and persistence, the XXII Triennale will promote the importance of creative practices in surveying our species’ bonds with the complex systems in the world, and designing reparations when necessary, through objects, concepts, and new systems.
WHERE: Palazzo dell’Arte, Milano
WHEN: 1.3.2019 – 1.9.2019