With this talk Interface, in collaboration with WOD (Women in Office Design), addresses the issue of Sustainability – a fundamental element of its corporate mission for many years – starting from the cultural aspects and leaving the floor to six qualified professionals working in different fields (Bettina Bolten , Elena Caregnato, Alida Catella, Kari Pei, Marina Salamon, Elena Stoppioni) who, moderated by Francesco Schianchi (professor of Anthropodesign at Politecnico di Milano) will solicit a reflection on sustainability, not only as a “response” to what is no longer sustainable, but as an interpretation of the concept of culture which is the basis of any choice.
The meeting – by invitation – on the occasion of Milano Design Week, will take place on Wednesday 8th June 2022 at 5 pm at Interface showroom in Corso Porta Romana 6, Milan.
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Bettina Bolten, architect and Biophilic Design Consultant, expert in a subject that “concerns the role of humanity in nature and the role of the natural world in human society”. She will explain how the synergies between biophilic design and sustainable architecture bring numerous benefits on a cognitive, psychological and emotional level, protecting our lives and ecosystems.
Elena Caregnato, architect at Unispace and Core team WOD Italy, explain how its role as Principal Design can be part of a global platform of professionals in the field of design that offers solutions at an international level, also inspired by the criteria of sustainability.
Alida Catella, CEO Coima Image, architect and designer who for years has been dealing with the theme of the constantly growing cities never stop having environmental and social sustainability as objectives to aim for.
Kari Pei, VP Global Product Design Interface, designer inspired by the theme of sustainability, biophilia and contemporary art, will tell how an artifact can be connected to people, relationships and the environment.
Marina Salamon, founder of Web of Life and of the holding company Alchimia (among the 180 leading companies in Italy), President and Shareholder Doxa, claims that “Only companies able to build value over time will have a future.” In her opinion, daring means “going, in an authentic and measurable way, towards the direction of sustainability, understood according to ESG principles, therefore not only environmental but also social.”
Elena Stoppioni, Save the Planet president, environmental engineer, consultant on ESG issues, said: “When sustainable development finally becomes the natural heritage of our way of thinking, I will go to open a crêpes stand in Hawaii. In the meantime, I have the honor of being a thorn in the side of companies and institutions to pass from opinion to action.”