On the occasion of Milano Design Week 2023, Domus Academy invites you on a journey to discover a series of initiatives and exhibitions that involve our students and alumni throughout the city:
April 17th-23th, from 10am to 8pm
Ecosophia – Valcucine Showroom
Corso Garibaldi 99, Milan
Ecosophia exhibition is part of ‘Future Lab’, the inspiring theme launched by Fuorisalone this year. Together with Valcucine, a fine brand that stands for excellence in terms of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and research, Domus Academy students of the Master in Interior & Living Design have explored new rituals of conviviality and design innovative displays for retail.
The results of this envisioning project will be shown during the Design Week. Visitors can also vote for the best project that will be awarded by the company and shown in Valcunine magazine.
April 16th-27th, from 9am to 11pm
Ostello Bello: Community, Sustainability & Innovation
Ostello Bello, Via Medici 4, Milan
The exhibition, conceived for the Ostello Bello location in the fascinating 5VIE District, will unfold six projects made by Domus Academy students from the Master in Visual Brand Design and Master in Interaction Design during the challenging workshop led by Ostello Bello last June.
How are the narrative modalities in tourism changing? What will the tourist guides of the future generation be like? What services will hospitality structures be able to offer? Those were just some of the questions students faced to envision future needs of tourism, travel and hospitality, taking into consideration pillars such as commitment to sustainability, use of innovative technologies and human connection.
On 18th April at 10.00 there will be an open breakfast and a presentation of the collaboration to launch the exhibition.
April 17th-23rd from 10am to 8pm
Palazzo Bandello, via Matteo Bandello 22, Milan
The RoPlastic Prize is the International Award that challenges the worldwide communities of designers, innovators and researchers, to explore a new philosophy of design and production using innovative materials that derive from re-Waste.
We are proud of our former students Caterina Fratino, Rami Majzoub, Nicolás Pabon Ramirez, Siyuan Wang, Siddhant Rajpurkar and Hasan Mert Yardim, whose projects have been selected as finalists of the Prize and will be featured during Milan Design Week in the stunning frame of Palazzo Bandello in Milan.
“Pittoresco”, by Caterina Fratino, is a modular biodegradable food container system made of malt waste, to promote territory and local resources. Combining the malt waste with organic glue, food containers can be reused offer over a long period.
Rami Majzoub conceived “Date”, a portable container for personal belongings using waste from date palm. Made out of a durable and water resistant material, “Date” is suitable for every setting and need.
“Zoonz, Mold Your Own Story”, made by Nicolás Pabon Ramirez, Siyuan Wang, Siddhant Rajpurkar and Hasan Mert Yardim is an eco-friendly product that aims to raise children’s environmental awareness. Students created a set of food-grade molds that empower kids to create their own toys and explore their imagination with different materials.
“Saar”, by Rajvi Parikh and Sakshi Zanwar, means ‘Adding happiness’ in Hindi language. The project is a social enterprise that offers hand-woven recycled plastic carpets crafted by Indian artisans, with the aim of improving the livelihood of underprivileged in our society by donating floor coverings.
April 20th, from 9.30am to 1pm
Domus Academy Online Open Day
Domus Academy opens its doors to future talents for a special Open Day edition. Attending the online event, prospect students will have the chance to know more on programmes and projects, virtually visit the campus and its labs, meet our faculty and alumni.
April 20th, 5pm
THE FUTURE PROMPT:// How AI is transforming Design – by invitation only
Combo Milano, Ripa di Porta Ticinese 83 Milano
THE FUTURE PROMPT:// How AI is transforming Design is an event hosted by Domus Academy in collaboration with Speculative Futures Milan, aiming to spark the collective imagination of its participants and explore how the practice of design might evolve in response to emerging future scenarios.
During the talk, guests will explore the possibilities and challenges of incorporating AI into the design process in dialogue with Tobias Revell, artist and designer, Alexandra Mihai, Senior Product Designer, Simone Rebaudengo, product and interaction designer, and Viraj Joshi designer, technologist, and futurist, moderated by Design Researcher Giovanni Caruso.
April 20th, from 7 pm
Alumni Reunion – by invitation only
Combo Milano, Ripa di Porta Ticinese 83, Milan
An occasion for the wide international alumni and companies community to get together, exchanging experiences, inspirations and future plans.
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