Triennale di Milano
Friends, I’m getting ready to cover this XXII Triennale di Milano for Brazilian channel Arte1.
If you expected to see a traditional design and architectural exposition forget it! the XXII Triennale is an anthropogenic concept.
“Anthropogenic” is a terms used from some scientist to describe a recent historical period in the planet. It means something resulting from human activity.
The term is sometimes used in the context of pollution emissions that are produced from human activity but also applies broadly to all major human impacts on the environment.
From March 1 to 1 September 2019, the Triennale of Milan presents its International Exhibition, titled “Broken Nature”: Design Takes on Human Survival”.
What can we expect from “Broken Nature”, the XXII Triennale di Milano?
Curated by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design and Director of Research & Development at The Modern Art Museum in New York, the exhibition will investigate the lost relationship between humans and their environment.
The Triennale is more a concept than a conventional exhibition of design and architecture.
An important reflection moment on how design, architecture and science can collaborate to change the world or repair the damages we already made.
How the impact is into our lives, and wich contribution we can give to the development of our society.
In a world dominated by consume, “Broken Nature, The XXII Triennial” will define the idea of restorative design showing examples new and old, from different areas and with different applications, in order to find a new perspective of action.
By this perspective, how to include the terms “ethical” and “awareness” among our old acquaintances “think outside the box”, “Organic,” “green,” “environmental,” and “sustainable” to future design and to food and fashion industries.
For architects and designers, to be politically and chemically correct is not enough anymore.
Yet, despite our noble purposes toward humans, animals, plants, and places, we are still, as individuals and communities, destroying our environment through exaggeration and disrespect for nature and every form of life, including our own.
Designers can change trend into new strategies considering and incorporating “ethic” and “awareness”, encouraging new behaviors, using every technology and objects with more consciousness, physical, digital, speculative scenarios and functional tools, architectures, video games and construction processes for new biological entities.
We, common people, have as much responsibility as designers and authorities.
“Broken Nature” demands us all as a collectivity to act with “ethic” and “awareness” and repair the damages we caused to the environment and ecosystems that we live and interact.