Our December issue is dedicated to Milan and its remarkable creative vitality, in the context of a project on an international scale that takes its cue from what we have seen and documented during our recent event Interni Designer’s Week Milano, from 28 September to 10 October 2020. In spite of the hardships caused by the pandemic, the Design Capital, once again, joined forces to look with optimism at a delicate situation that is still generating uncertainty all over the world.
Showrooms, galleries, corporate headquarters and places of culture, in different forms and ways, enlivened the city during the course of a major urban happening. Milano Design City/Interni Designer’s Week reinvented the FuoriSalone 2020 that had been canceled, in terms of both spaces and timing. Our magazine played a leading role, with coordinated communication in a variegated program: a guide, in print and digital form, the digital Interni Design Journal, and other initiatives to create a network of appointments, presentations, conferences, real and virtual debates.
Last but not least, there were 13 days of talks and interviews organized directly at our Meeting Point inside Istituto Marangoni Design School, on Via Cerva, where entrepreneurs took part to discuss the future of design, together with creative talents. Stories, opinions, products, ideas and the people who invent them. You will find a wide range of themes in this issue, including an assessment of what Milan represents for the design of public and private spaces of life, including fundamental realizations for the future, in the comments of Stefano Boeri with Giorgio Donà, Claudio Larcher and Giuseppe Zampieri. Finally, Maria Grazia Mattei, the person behind the new center of digital culture in Milan, MEET, reminds us that design has to continue to exist as a real – not just virtual – point of interaction and contact. To rediscover, in spite of safety measures, another humanism, adapting to the changes in progress.