The Start of the XXII International Expo at the Triennale

The Start of the XXII International Expo at the Triennale
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Often profoundly compromised or even destroyed, the ties between man and nature are the through-line of various projects of architecture and design at the XXII Esposizione Internazionale of the Triennale. Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival explores the concept of “re-vitalising design” by looking at objects and strategies that reinterpret the relationship between humans and their contexts, comprised of social and natural ecosystems. The thematic exhibition is made up of four specifically commissioned works by Formafantasma (Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin), Neri Oxman, Sigil Collective and Accurat. Their projects offer creative approaches which aim to correct the self-destructive course of humanity and re-think our relationship with the environment and all the other species present on our planet. The exhibition offers a selection of approximately one-hundred projects, examples of design, architecture and “re-vitalising art” from around the world, created over the last three decades. Broken Nature hosts installations and new pieces like Transitory Yarn by Alexandra Fruhstorfer next to milestone pieces like Hippo Roller by Pettie Petzer and Johan Jonker, the residential project Quinta Monroy by Elemental, as well as the 100 abandoned seats that artist Martino Gamper transformed in as many days and in as many ways! These are projects that have sometimes had a real impact on society and the way in which humans interact with the world around them. For the first time, they can be found in a single dialogue, in a single space, showing how design can be a catalyst for change.
Samantha De Martin - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano