The collectives of the new generations of architects and designers are back to team up, to enrich the culture of design with a pluralism of vision

Never before has the term "community" represented a pressing urgency like today, that of getting out of a flawed mechanism that has seen a sort of star system settle in the world of design.

After years of self-promotion and exasperated individualism , in which designers have become their own brands, a new generation of architects, curators and designers brings the concept of collectivity back to the inside their own design thinking and social intervention practices.

And it is with great optimism that those of my generation should look to these new recruits that they have managed to find in the daily experience of the community - and in overcoming the numerous difficulties that this entails - their personal manifesto , promoting criticisms, reflections and interventions often resulting from the activation of lateral thinking, and enhancing dialogue and even dissent.

If the famous collectives of the history of Italian design and architecture have repeatedly carried out a political programmatic manifesto of rebellion against the system, today the new realities that define themselves as "collectives" do so primarily with the goal of returning to trust, to share, to honor the work of others .

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The linguistic expressions that for many years have been mostly used in the profiles of professional firms and companies, such as "360 degrees" or "turnkey", give way to the declaration of one's abilities and the recognition of one's limitations and the need to team up, to unite several minds, to be a unitary body but which brings together different skills. [...]

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On the cover: Post Disaster Rooftop Design Collective, ph Pierfrancesco Lafratta