“21st Century: Design After Design” is the title of the XXI Triennale di Milano International Exhibition. After twenty years, it is back and will be held from April 2nd to September 12th, 2016. Twenty exhibitions in twelve different exhibiting areas to show the best of the Creative Design Thinking and to identify the transformations in the concept of planning the future. Salone del Mobile is also involved with the exhibition “Rooms. Other Philosophies of Living” a new identity of interior design. Don’t miss it!
A wide program of exhibitions, competitions and meetings hosted in 20 different locations throughout Milan;in addition to the main venue at La Triennale and Villa Reale in Monza (the historic site of the first International Exhibitions), others traditional venues (the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, the Palazzo della Permanente, the Museo Diocesano) and cutting edge places of the new growing town (the HangarBicocca Pirelli, the Fabbrica del Vapore, the IULM campus, MUDEC, the Politecnico University campus, BASE, the Expo Area) will host events.
The 21st Triennale will focused on some key questions and new dramatic concepts of design, which consists mainly in its ability to deal with those anthropological issues that classical modernity has excluded from its brief; the impact of globalization on design; the transformations brought about by the dawn of the twenty-first century; the relationship between city and design; between design and the accessibility of new information technologies; and between design and craftsmanship.
11 exhibitions set curated by the Advisory Committee of the XX1T:
Neo-Prehistory: 100 Verbs, curated by Andrea Branzi, Kenya Hara;
TDM 9 W – Women in Italian Design, curated by Silvana Annicchiarico;
Architecture as Art, curated by Pierluigi Nicolin;
Sempering, curated by Luisa Collina, Cino Zucchi;
New Crafts, curated by Stefano Micelli;
The Multi-ethnic Metropolis, curated by Andrea Branzi;
City After the City, directed by Pierluigi Nicolin. With the exhibitions Landscape Urbanism, curated by Gaia Piccarolo; Urban Orchard, curated by Maite Garcia Sanchis; Expanded Housing, curated by Matteo Vercelloni; People in Motion, curated by Michele Nastasi; Street Art, curated by Nina Bassoli.
9 exhibitions organized in cooperation with other institutions:
The Logic of Approximation in Art and Life, by Aldo Colonetti, Gillo Dorfles, in collabo- ration with La Permanente;
Brilliant! The Futures of Contemporary Jewellery, by Alba Cappellieri, in collaboration with ICE;
Rooms Other Philosophies of Living, curated by Beppe Finessi, in collaboration with Il Salone del Mobile di Milano;
Studying the Future as Past: An Exploration of Man, the Environment and Culture, in collaboration with the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci;
Design Behind Design, curated by Natale Benazzi, Carlo Capponi, Laura Lazzaroni, Marco Romanelli, Andrea Sarto, in collaboration with the Museo Diocesano;
Road to R(e)volution. Future Perspectives: Car Design and Mobility in the Poetic Vision of Tomorrow, in collaboration with Quattroruote;
Game/Video Art: A Survey, curated by Matteo Bittanti and Vincenzo Trione, in collabora- tion with IULM;
Campus & Controcampus. Architecture for Study and Research, curated by the Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni, in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano University;
Archidiversity: 9 Architects Plan Design for All, curated by Giulio Ceppi, Rodrigo Rodriquez with Matteo Artusi, in collaboration with the Fondazione Riccardo Catella, Design for All Italia, City of Milan.
In addition, 17,000 square metres of floor space in the Expo Area, including a Planetary Botanical Garden as part of “City after the City” and Exhibitions from over 30 countries (Algeria, Canada, China, Korea, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Kazakhstan, India, Iran, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, etc.) .
Upper photo“Sempering” , below “The Multi-ethnic Metropolis”
In the middle, some of the venues of the XXI Triennale di Milano International Exhibition