The Domus Academy Metaphysical Club is composed of 9 experts in the fashion and design industries—names like Jefferson Hack, Alice Rawsthorn, Patricia Urquiola. Club members meet several times a year in Milan to develop the school’s educational paths and brainstorm innovations in our curricula. Inspired by the salons of 19th-century Paris and by contemporary intellectual forums like Edge.org, the Metaphysical Club represents a new model for guiding creative schools.
But these stars don’t only work behind the scenes to improve our offerings—they also work directly with students. They give guest lectures, take students on studio and company visits, and lead workshops involving real company projects. They create a network of opportunities for our students, even as they enhance the school’s collaboration with some of the most prestigious institutions and companies in the world.
Members of the Metaphysical Club are not masters of the past, but professionals at the height of their success. While it is rare for such individuals to engage in teaching activities, club members have welcomed our invitation as a chance to serve as a constellation of minds promoting a new educational paradigm—one centered on students’ career success.
Domus Academy’s Metaphysical Club was conceived and is managed by the school’s Creative Director, Gianluigi Ricuperati. It is a unique project among international schools of design, fashion, and architecture.