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XXII Triennale di Milano

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Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival

Curated by Paola Antonelli

Exhibition design Studio Folder Matilde Cassani

Catalogue Triennale Milano in partnership con Electa

Broken Nature is an in-depth exploration of the strands that connect humans to the natural environment that have been intensely compromised, if not entirely severed, over the years. By casting a wide net on architecture and design projects, the exhibition will underline the concept of restorative design, highlighting objects and concepts at all scales that reconsider human beings’ relationship with their environments – including both natural and social ecosystems.

The XXII Triennale di Milano comprises a selection of circa 100 projects from the last three decades, examples of restorative design, architecture, and art from all over the world. Among them, Broken Nature includes new installations and objects – like Alexandra Fruhstorfer’s Transitory Yarn, Dominique Chen’s Nuka-doko, and Google Brain’s Whale Song – and milestones like Pettie Petzer and Johan Jonker’s Hippo Roller, Elemental’s Quinta Monroy housing, Martino Gamper’s 100 Chairs in 100 Days, and Zach Lieberman et al.’s Eyewriter low-cost, open source eye-tracking system. These projects, which have played an essential role in the history and advancement of design, have in some cases had a memorable impact on society and in the way humans related to the world around them. This is the first time that these projects are all placed within the same conversation, and in fact the same space, with the aim to unearth design’s potential to mediate societal and behavioral changes.

A number of directly commissioned works complement the loans in the thematic exhibition. The commissions include: Accurat, Formafantasma, Neri Oxman e Sigil Collective.

Go deeper on the exhibition themes on brokennature.org and buy the catalogue electa.it.

Highlights

Jorge Mañes Rubio and Amanda Pinatih, Design Museum Dharavi. 2016. Photo: Courtesy the designers

buro BELÉN (Brecht Duijf, Lenneke Langenhuijsen), SUN+, UPF8 and UPF20 Wearable. 2018. Photo: Jantien Roozenburg. Courtesy the designers

Futurefarmers (Amy Franceschini), Seed Procession, 2016. Seed Journey. 2016 - ongoing. Photo: Monika Lovdahl. Courtesy Futurefarmers

Stephan Bogner, Philipp Schmitt and Jonas Voigt, Raising Robotic Natives, Bottle Feeder. 2016. Photo: Courtesy the designers

Capsula Mundi, Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel

Credits

Curator:
Paola Antonelli

Curatorial team:
Ala Tannir, Laura Maeran, Erica Petrillo, with Laurie Mandin

Head of Program:
Laura Agnesi

International Relations Chief Officer:
Marco Sammicheli

Identity:
Anna Kulachek with Dario Zampiron

Exhibition Design:
Studio Folder (Elisa Pasqual and Marco Ferrari) and Matilde Cassani

Catalogue Design:
Anna Kulachek and Studio Folder

Catalogue Managing Editors:
Edoardo Bonaspetti and Stefano Cernuschi

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Digital Archive Preview

IX Triennale di Milano, 1951<br/>Stazione di partenza della seggiovia del parco Sempione, Renzo Zavarella in collaborazione con la Società Generale Macchine Edili, foto Ancillotti
IX Triennale di Milano, 1951
Stazione di partenza della seggiovia del parco Sempione, Renzo Zavarella in collaborazione con la Società Generale Macchine Edili, foto Ancillotti
X Triennale di Milano, 1954<br/>Partecipazione statunitense, Abitazione a cupola geodetica Füller, Roberto Mango
X Triennale di Milano, 1954
Partecipazione statunitense, Abitazione a cupola geodetica Füller, Roberto Mango
X Triennale di Milano, 1954<br/>Strumenti musicali, Giuliano Cesari, Raffella Crespi, Vittorio Garatti, Giampiero Pallavicini, Ferrucci Rezzonico, foto Clari
X Triennale di Milano, 1954
Strumenti musicali, Giuliano Cesari, Raffella Crespi, Vittorio Garatti, Giampiero Pallavicini, Ferrucci Rezzonico, foto Clari
XV Triennale di Milano, 1973<br/>Sala delle riunioni e delle mostre temporanee, Donata Almici, Ernesto D’alfonso, Marzia Ferrari e Giancarlo Rossi, foto Publifoto
XV Triennale di Milano, 1973
Sala delle riunioni e delle mostre temporanee, Donata Almici, Ernesto D’alfonso, Marzia Ferrari e Giancarlo Rossi, foto Publifoto

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