“Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival” at La Triennale di Milano

Broken Nature is an in-depth exploration of the strands that connect humans to the natural environment that have been intensely compromised, if not entirely severed, over the years.

 

Llareta #0308-2B31 (Up to 3,000 years old ; Atacama Desert, Chile), from The Oldest Living Things in the World by Rachel Sussman

 

By casting a wide net on architecture and design projects, the exhibition will underline the concept of restorative design, highlighting objects and concepts at all scales that reconsider human beings’ relationship with their environments – including both natural and social ecosystems. (more…)

“I See That I See What You Don’t See” at La Triennale di Milano

The Dutch contribution to the XXII Triennale di Milano comprises a programme of events in both Milan and Rotterdam, and a publication. It takes the complex relationships between light and dark, between seeing and not seeing, as a starting point for an exploration of their conflicting effects on humans, the Earth and other organisms.

 

Panorama I See That I See What You Don’t See, Rudy Guedj, 2019 © Daria Scagliola

 

The Netherlands is one of the most illuminated countries on the globe. Its productive landscape – dependent on data, technology and energy – illustrates a 24 hour economy that emphasises efficiency and growth. At the same time, this Cartesian territory reflects the changing relationship with the natural rhythms connected to, and affected by, the cycles of light and darkness. In a world that is always switched on, the traditional dichotomy between day and night no longer seems relevant in terms of productivity, while the experience of clear, starry skies has become a rarity. (more…)

La Triennale di Milano hosts “Inside Outside – Petra Blaisse. A Retrospective”

Inside Outside Retrospective at the Triennale is an exhibition that activates and expands a transitory space with its dynamic content and layout. A projection of the paths of the Biblioteca degli Alberi park, recently opened and designed by Inside Outside, creates a black and white pattern on the floor.

 

“Inside Outside – Petra Blaisse. A Retrospective” © ETH

 

On this grid the park’s circular tree gardens are represented by circular brushes. Our oeuvre is printed on 2 high plastic/voile curtains. Their layout is site-specific, creating an inner and outer space where it is possible to experience, through the narration of 70 projects, the combination of knowledge, technology and craftsmanship of Inside Outside. (more…)

“Re-build in the built environment” at La Triennale di Milano

In the European year dedicated to Cultural Heritage, from 14 December to 20 January 2019, the Triennale di Milano hosts an exhibition that stages the relationship between contemporary architecture, historical protection, philological valorization and built heritage.

 

Morgan Library | New York | Renzo Piano Building Workshop © RPBW

 

Curated by Simona Galateo, “Re-build in the built environment” presents a series of international projects, told through technical drawings, design elements and photographs by Giovanna Silva. The exhibition was also the occasion for the Triennale di Milano to realize with Capoferriun an intervention in the structure of the exhibition hall: the reopening of the three original windows designed by Giovanni Muzio in 1933, the first step towards the rereading and the return of the architectural system to its original design. (more…)

“Reconstructions” at La Triennale di Milano

The exhibition will provide an overview of reconstruction work from different times and places and a reflection on the future prospects of an action that will increasingly involve governments and architects. The reconstruction of cities and territories used to be only occasional, but epoch-making events, though rare, have made it a constant practice, due to the intensification of wars, earthquakes and other types of catastrophe around the world.

 

La Triennale Milano, “Ricostruzioni” © Gianluca di Ioia

 

It is also due to the inability of affected populations to cope on their own in the aftermath. However, the accumulation of vast experience has not always led to the formation of a real heritage that can be used as a model. The most recent destructive events in Italy have shown an increase in emergency-based responses and the consequent rejection of past experiences. (more…)