The 21st International Exhibition at Triennale di Milano, entitled“21st Century. Design After Design”, is an impressive event including 11 exhibitions curated by the scientific committee, 16 exhibitions held in collaboration with other partners (institutions, museums and enterprises) with the participation of more than 30 different countries as well as other installations, conventions and events held between April 2 and September 12, 2016 in various locations in the city, including, of course, the Palazzo dell'Arte, which is the headquarters of the Triennale, and Villa Reale in Monza, where the event was first held in 1923.
“21st Century. Design After Design” is the title/theme of the exhibition, offering not only visions of the future but a key to interpretation of the new millennium and identification of changes with implications for design. A form of design (design after design) defined as both cause and effect of the changes that have taken place in the past century and as a response of protest against the continuation of these conditions.
A broad field, addressing comparison between design and anthropological themes, the impact of globalisation on design, the transformations resulting from the crisis of 2008, the relationship between the city and design, the relationship between design and the accessibility of the new information technologies, and the relationship between design and the art of making things by hand.
Title: 21st International Triennale di Milano / 21st Century. Design After Design
Scientific Committee: Claudio De Albertis, Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales, Silvana Annicchiarico, Andrea Branzi, Giorgio Camuffo, Andrea Cancellato, Luisa Collina, Arturo Dell’Acqua Bellavitis, Kenya Hara, Stefano Micelli, Pierluigi Nicolin, Clarice Pecori Giraldi, Cino Zucchi.
Dates: April 2 – September 12 2016
Images courtesy of Triennale di Milano