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Date 02.04.2016
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NOOSPHERE XX1 – A Mobile and Evolving School

From April 2 to September 12 the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Domus Academy and NABA will take part into the XXI Triennale International Exhibition 2016.

The three academies continue along the path of their international collaboration addressing crucial topics, exploring next scenarios and defining the shapes of the future design education. The project is the result of a multicultural experience connecting cultures and traditions by pushing and extending school concepts and visions into the XXI Century.

The concept development started with the idea of ‘Noosphere’, an evolving classroom built as a pavilion in the Triennale garden. An authentic learning experience in a living environment in which students, teachers, visitors, and nature are connected through the common experience of a constant evolving learning through projects, workshop activities, lectures, events and exhibitions on seven main themes: Variety and complexity of design objects. The evolution of functional art //Bionics, design and artificial intelligence: a shared platform for future synergies // Design and future society. Future design culture applied to education // Hyper-connectivity and collective intelligence. An urban, domestic and public perspective // Italian design after design // The big waste: an ethics/ aesthetics challenge // Biological science. Energy utilization from biosphere.



Curated by: Su Dan (Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University), Italo Rota (Scientific Director NABA and Domus Academy), Gianluigi Ricuperati (Creative Director Domus Academy)


10x10x10 The World Of Accessibility, from May 31st to June 5th, opening May 31st 6 pm

Domus Academy, in collaboration with IKEA, TOG and Opendot, presents projects developed during the workshop 10x10x10 which revisits some IKEA products through the use of rapid manufacturing process, making them accessible to children with psychomotor diseases.

Orti Fioriti, from June 7th to June 12th

From a reflection on the relationship between green and the city, it will be shown a selection of projects – objects, accessories and clothing, communication campaigns – realized by NABA Fashion Design and Design students during Design and Design System course in collaboration with Mantero.

New Journalism – #DeadPressWalking o #PressIsNotDead? June 14th from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm 

Within the NABA BA in Graphic Design & Art Direction, meeting with Moreno Pisto, Editor-in-chief of Urban Magazine, who will analyze the theme of the New Journalism and invite students to think about a project of a new magazine.

EPDA. Packaging of the future, June 14th from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm 

Presentation on the future scenarios of packaging design. An occasion to present the projects made by students of NABA BA Graphic Design & Art Direction for the contest launched by EPDA (European Packaging Design Association) and presented in Düsseldorf.

Epidermide. A parametric design experiment for new object properties, from June 15th to June 19th

Workshop, in collaboration with Sharebot, which aims at finding new aesthetics and functional needs of the future everyday objects, reducing the amount of material, energy and time employed for the production and design.

mi | imPORTA June 21st from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm

Launch of the workshop in collaboration with Fondazione CEUR – Camplus – Blu Acqua srl – Fondazione Achille Castiglioni, which involves Domus Academy and NABA students in a multidisciplinary design experience based on the dialogue between students from different disciplines and people followed by mental health services.

 Herbarium: from Cube to Touch, June 28th and June 29th

Workshop for NABA Graphic Design & Art Direction students who, with the support of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of UniMi, starting from the observation of a microcosm created inside a Cube, will be called to create drawings and images with a strong creative impact.

 Motion Graphics and Video Installations June 30th and July 1st

Workshop with the students of NABA BA in Graphic Design & Art Direction and in Media Design and Multimedia Arts which will be focused on understanding the Video Mapping techniques and its possible applications for events, art, exhibitions, through the use of a specific software which will allow them to understand how this technology works.

 Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design Graduation June 30th at 6 pm

Graduation ceremony of the Domus Academy Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design.

Tsinghua UniversityNABA and Domus Academy Credits

Building Design: Italo Rota
Institutional projects leadership: Francesca Zocchi with Anna Durante, Ginevra Stuto
Academic contents: Alberto Bonisoli (leadership), Domus Academy and NABA faculty
Communication: Matteo Blandi, Sabrina Di Pietrantonio with Angela Ambrogio, 
Federica Arrighi, Patrizia Sciglitano, Antonio Anaclerio and NABA BA in Graphic Design 
and Art Direction students Nicolò Frontini, Riccardo Suardi, Vincenzo Tortora

Assistant Curator: YANG Yunzhao
Building design assistant: CUI Jiahua, LANG Yujie, WANG Hongwu, ZHENG Jing, QIAN Hanxuan
Media Plan and Design: SHI Danqing, ZHAO Huasen, DAI Dai
Furniture research: YU Lizhan
Experimental Art Research:LI Tianyuan, REN Ri
Material research: WANG Yue
Parametric design research: XU Weiguo

Design & 3D modeling: Emilio Antinori, Vincenzo Franchino, Alessandro Zomparelli
Prototypes: Matteo Abbiati
Robot YuMI: Oscar Ferrato, Emanuele Lomello

Boxes Installations: NABA Students Giorgia Amabili, Catarina Dos Santos, Chen Ruy, Arianna Summo. Studio Italo Rota Carlo Ferrari, Marco Fabris. 

Bamboo Installation: Studio Cardenas with NABA and Domus AcademyStudents Diana Butuc, Vasinee Hongyantarachai, Shin Wai Lam, Alice Lamperti, Kang Hua Lan, Alessia Pastori, Mikel Peruch, Vashish Soobah, Xinxin Sun, Veronica Volpe, Renny Fitriaristi Wulandini, Xinyi Zhao

Production partner UNIClass
Construction partner ForMALIGNO

Thanks to ABB, Arch. Emilio Battisti, Bencore, BONOTTOEDITIONS, Gondrand by Fercam spa, KOSNIC LIGHTING LTD (LED light appliances), Marzorati Ronchetti, Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia, Paolo Mussat-Sartor,Sharebot,Studio Nucleo