Opinions

From emergency to emergent design

Catastrophism prevents the western world from understanding the potential of the African continent: the capillary and very widespread talent for self-organization. From which we have a lot to learn

In praise of emptiness

It is everywhere, inside and outside of us. This is why designing means making proper use of the void. Which is not the opposite of the full, but a richer space, as full of possibilities

In praise of emptiness

It is everywhere, inside and outside of us. This is why designing means making proper use of the void. Which is not the opposite of the full, but a richer space, as full of possibilities

Artisans: hands+digital is the way to go

Small crafts workshops have to rise again. Made in Italy is in the balance. But to do so, they have to shrug off their fear of digital things, and learn to use them creatively. Not just for sales

Don’t blame things on plastic. We are to blame

Reuse, more than recycling: the creative world has mobilized against the abuse and misuse of plastic. But for real change to happen, we need environmental education, starting in early childhood

Don’t blame things on plastic. We are to blame

Reuse, more than recycling: the creative world has mobilized against the abuse and misuse of plastic. But for real change to happen, we need environmental education, starting in early childhood

Vintage is comforting but also paralyzing

Nostalgia brings along a bitter-sweet taste that makes us feel good. But when the connection with the past becomes obstinacy, the risk is to stop living

The best part of globalization is cooperation

Distributed production, shared design, open innovation: Covid has taught millions of people to do things together with greater intensity and creativity. And to give a new meaning to the term globalization

From emergency to emergent design

Catastrophism prevents the western world from understanding the potential of the African continent: the capillary and very widespread talent for self-organization. From which we have a lot to learn

Artisans: hands+digital is the way to go

Small crafts workshops have to rise again. Made in Italy is in the balance. But to do so, they have to shrug off their fear of digital things, and learn to use them creatively. Not just for sales

Medicine is us. We need a Ministry of Care

Public health is not only about fighting illnesses… it is also about taking care of people. To do this we need more vision, transdisciplinary and speculative research that can be rapidly prototyped, applying the right resources with open, collaborative minds

Medicine is us. We need a Ministry of Care

Public health is not only about fighting illnesses… it is also about taking care of people. To do this we need more vision, transdisciplinary and speculative research that can be rapidly prototyped, applying the right resources with open, collaborative minds

Vintage is comforting but also paralyzing

Nostalgia brings along a bitter-sweet taste that makes us feel good. But when the connection with the past becomes obstinacy, the risk is to stop living

Architecture is boring

Repetition of formats and lack of atmosphere are killing architecture, making it terribly tedious. And the fault lies not just with a system that strives for short-term gains, but also with architects, who have forgotten how to have fun

Architecture is boring

Repetition of formats and lack of atmosphere are killing architecture, making it terribly tedious. And the fault lies not just with a system that strives for short-term gains, but also with architects, who have forgotten how to have fun

The best part of globalization is cooperation

Distributed production, shared design, open innovation: Covid has taught millions of people to do things together with greater intensity and creativity. And to give a new meaning to the term globalization