A project by Franco Raggi curated by Maria Christina Hamel and coordinated by Cesare Castelli for Milano Makers. Sottoportico Cortile d’Onore - Università degli Studi di Milano

Milano Makers is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its commitment to promoting the culture of self-production with an exhibition highlighting new designs with sustainability as the guiding principle for a new quality of life.

Franco Raggi, Maria Christina Hamel, Cesare Castelli

Designed by Franco Raggi and showcased in the lower gallery of the main courtyard, this exhibition, curated by Maria Christina Hamel and coordinated by Cesare Castelli for Milano Makers (MiMa), celebrates the tenth anniversary of the cultural association’s commitment to disseminating and promoting self-production and highlights new designs, materials and functions in which sustainability is the guiding principle for a new quality of life.

The five keywords that have always guided MiMa’s work – inclusion, circular economy, environmental sustainability, education and aesthetics – are expressed through as many exhibition sections balancing art with design. "The selected works and products represent that generational mix with a strong female component which has always distinguished Milano Makers’ outputs and in which inclusion also means combining the work of top Italian designers with that of new and/or talented makers little known to the general public", the curators explain.

Among the talents featured in Strutture Leggere per Pensieri Concreti (Light Structures for Solid Ideas) are the Portuguese artist Flavia Freixa, the very young Fabiola Pignatelli and the architects Pietro Gaeta and Ezio Colombrino, together with Bruno Gregory, Denis Santachiara, Cinzia Ruggeri, Maria Christina Hamel and Franco Raggi himself.