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Fabio Novembre Scholarship Contest

14 April 2019

Domus Academy and its Scientific Director Fabio Novembre are launching “From the spoon to the town and back”, a scholarship contest covering 50% of the total tuition fee of the Master in Product Design starting in September 2019.

The spread of virtual piazzas, digital platforms, longer working hours and growing physical distances undermine our use of the city and its public spaces.

Fabio Novembre has often looked at Design as a vector to bring back the focus on the city and the

relations it stimulates. This approach is part of a broader, experimental tradition which finds its roots in the Radical Movement developed in Italy by people such as Ettore Sottsass, Adolfo Natalini, Andrea Branzi and Alessandro Mendini, the same movement that set the basis of Domus Academy in 1982.

The evergreen slogan “From the spoon to the town” was already an attempt for interlacing design with the urban environment. Squares, towers and streets become objects of everyday life, where people live and meet.

Starting from this reflection, candidates are asked to design a new product that fits the home environment and its relation with the user. The new object should strictly stimulate or generate unexpected behaviors.

The competition is open to graduates in design and architecture and to people with an appropriate background and professional experience in the design field.

What are you waiting for? You have until May 24th to send your project!


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