ALCOVA Milan Design Week 2021
Giacomo Ardesio (Fosbury Architecture)
discussing "Gloriously repeating"
Repetition to look slowly, in a more attentive way
Repetition as an act of knowledge or as a ritual.
Repetition as propaganda or as a form of resistance?
An average of 3.2 billion images are exchanged online every day.
Each one, in its own way, represents today's reality, where more and more often the official storytelling of the "Authors" is replaced by spontaneous self-narratives, in which immediacy and form prevail over content. Everything becomes participatory, everything is collective, and yet less and less attention is paid to the Res Publica.
discussing Decodificare / Tradurre / Connettere
The Evergreen cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal has become a symbolic image of a society where goods still move too much compared to data. Yet about 2.5 quintillion bytes are created
every day, and our lives depend more and more on the digital world. What are the material and spatial consequences of data production and consumption? Can virtual places replace physical ones? Design must become the translator and interpreter of a world made up of bits, but the data itself is the tool of design. How do you laterally look at this information, decoded and mapped
according to scientific rules, to reconstruct a complex message that can produce culture, rather than a simplification?In this context, (how) do we still interrogate ourselves about beauty? Does this become an “analogic” gaze that produces nostalgic effects, a technical virtuosity that challenges the impossible or an element of the unconscious?
Beka & Lemoine
Agency for visual research
discussing Urban (anthropology) and (unstable) boundaries
Cities | A Sensitive Observation | Ecumenopolis |Social Condenser
| Circular Economy | Non-Extractive Architecture | A Moving
Border | Life cycle | Anthropocene | Local-Global | Governance &
Institutions | Relational Dynamics | Terraforming-Anthropoforming |