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Public Program April 2023

A rich program of talks, workshops, LARP, screenings and performances will enliven the extended collective narrative of the 100 young designers under 35 in the exhibition.

Takeover curated by AIDEL, Lorenzo Gerbi (Baltan Laboratories), Matters of Lives, Francesca Tambussi.

May 2023
Saturday, May 6
15:00 – 17:00 | Play.

The playroom of intelligent machines from This is not a duo

Come play with Games we’ll never play, the collection of board games designed for the enjoyment of robots, artificial intelligence (AI) and computers! During this interactive presentation, you can challenge the AI to “Superintelligence,” guess the generative faces of “Less Who?” and try your hand at “Algorithmic Week” puzzles. Put your humanity to the test!

To participate, you can register by sending an email to

17:00 – 19:00 | Game

Play against Multiplo by Multiplo

Multiplo will present “The Gambling House as a Temporarily Autonomous Zone” with a performance study (match-talk). The research examines the “bisca” as a self-managed social space and the micro-languages generated by the use of Italian regional card decks. People will be invited to play and compare the dynamics of “scopone scientifico” and design processes. More information at

Wednesday, May 10
18:45 – 20:00 | Talk/projection – (takeover)

Far, far away
Tales from the landscape

by Assume There’s A Landscape with Davide Rapp

Assume There’s A Landscape (ATAL) is a collective research that reflects on non-urban realities and investigates the multiple perspectives according to which the contemporary landscape can be read, gathering thematic reflections and in-situ projects.
The multiplicity of approaches that ATAL seeks to bring together in its research is re-presented in the public program of ITALY: a New Collective Landscape, through the review of eight forms of landscape narratives from afar. If it is true that every narrative is based on some distance in time and space, embracing a dimension other than the one in which one is, the city becomes the privileged place from which to narrate the non-urban. Through this narrative dynamic, the landscape seems to become the mirror of expectations and dreams to which the city is unable to respond: physical distance becomes emotional. Far, far away interrogates different voices on the meaning of distance as a prerequisite of narrative itself, investigating its fairy-tale and dreamlike dimensions through various media.

Saturday, May 13
17:00 – 19:00 |talk.

Making, Playing, Teaching by Multiplo with Gianluca Camillini

Gianluca Camillini, designer, editor and educator will explore La Bisca as a Temporarily Autonomous Zone through the presentation of his work. People in attendance will be invited to participate in the dialogue between Multiple and the host. The project promotes play as a democratic and sustainable process, as it is based on the quality of the moment experienced rather than the hierarchy derived from the score; this process is particularly useful in the educational and work context. More information at

Tuesday, May 16
17:00-20:00 | Workshop – (takeover)

Raise your voice – Session #1- Systemic Design

By Lorenzo Gerbi (Baltan Laboratories)

What is the relationship between systemic design and the economic and thinking systems of our society? How might systemic design challenge current systems rather than enhance them?

Raise Your Voice is a learning trajectory developed by Baltan Laboratories (NL) for designers who focus their design practice around social, economic, political, and environmental issues so that they can develop their own voice and position with respect to these issues. The aim is to induce an attitude of self-reflection that helps designers situate design taking into account how it is influenced by the context (situated design) but also by their own subjectivity and relationship to it (auto-ethnography). Raise Your Voice consists of a series of sessions that focus on discourses still marginal in the design field, including voices not only from the global north. Among the topics addressed: decolonizing design, design for the pluriverse, embodied knowledge, critical pedagogy in design, complex thinking and indisciplinarity. These sessions are supported by references that are prepared by participants and then discussed together, accompanied by an activity. In this way, the sessions become a collection of notions that each designer can decide to include in his or her practice, questioning his or her own position through the inputs provided.

Raise Your Voice’s learning trajectory lands in Milan with 3 sessions dedicated to Systemic Design (May 16, 5-8 p.m.), Regenerative Design (June 13, 5-8 p.m.) and Relational Design (June 26, 5-8 p.m.).

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Wednesday, May 17

18:30 – 20:00 | Talk – (takeover)

Far, far away
Tales from the landscape

by Assume There’s A Landscape with Sali e Tabacchi Journal

Sali e Tabacchi Journal is a magazine that produces original content and takes pride in celebrating Italy and the print medium. Each issue offers a variety of experimental content, including profiles of internationally renowned Italian cultural leaders, visual poetry, academic essays, and recipes. With a focus on quality rather than quantity, favoring slow journalism and a rather romantic photographic style over classic photojournalism, each issue is curated as an art form. In each issue readers will find unconventional storytelling and discover secret gems of Italian landscape and craftsmanship. Collaborating with some of the most influential contemporary photographers on the international scene to document the country’s diverse players, Sali & Tabacchi Journal puts traditional expectations about what and who Italians really are front and center and offers the public a peek at what lies behind closed doors. In the past they have been

interviewed designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of Formafantasma, singer Caterina Caselli, fashion designer Romeo Gigli, chef Filippo La Mantia and film professor Antonio Monda.

Saturday, May 27
12:00-4:30 p.m. | Workshop.

What Does Color Mean

By Giulia Pomilj with Elena Sofia Stranges and Jannis Schiefer.

During the workshop, participants will be taken on a sensory walk organized by Jannis Schiefer, a landscape architect specializing in urban plants. The meeting will be at the ADI headquarters from which we will move to the Isola Pepe Verde garden. Once at the garden, designers Giulia Pompilj and Elena Sofia Stranges will show participants the technique of extracting pigment from plants. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce participants to the knowledge of urban greenery through creative techniques. With the hope of raising their awareness of the importance of sustainability and nature around us.

5-6:30 p.m. | game + talk

When Attitudes Becomes Form

by Line culture with llaria Cherubini, Nina Grazzi (Line Culture Visual Designers & Strategists) and Mattia Carlo Cherubini (Line Culture artistic director)

Line Culture designed When attitudes become form, a card game born out of the need to facilitate the design of future solutions, not yet imagined, for public spaces.

The game consists of three decks of cards: device, mode, and space; the event review devotes a thematic focus to each. The first will focus on presenting the device, its rules and possible applications. The second will be devoted to investigating the transformative modes of the city with Bertram Niessen. The third and final appointment, with Chiara Faggiolani, will revolve around a key question: can libraries become the space of contemporaneity?

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18:30 – 20 | Talk (takeover)

AIDEL’s Strong Landscapes.

The ruin as a project: the design of abandonment

Curated by AIDEL, with Maurizio Corrado, Annalisa Metta and Luca Molinari

Starting from the idea of ruin as a building site and process of construction-rather than destruction-shared between humans and other species, the discussion will try to overturn
the idea of man-made and anthropic design exclusivity by reviewing the themes of weak and diffuse authorship, and the hybridization between genres and categories artificial/natural, architecture/landscape. The talk is part of PaesaggiForti, a shared research project on the present and future of the Trentino forts of the 1GM, seen as laboratories of interspecies design. Landscape and artificial matter lose all distinction and allow us to read the forts as sculpture-ecosystems, prototypes of organic fusion of languages, processes and contributions.

Wednesday, May 31
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. |Workshop, LARP (Live Action Role Play)

16:30 – 18:30 | Talk

Presented by Nature: Geographies from the Gap

di Matilde Patuelli e Roberta Di Cosmo con Alessandro Giovannucci e Franco Raggi

“L’arte di agevolare, favorire e incoraggiare mentre il gioco delle trasformazioni sconvolge costantemente il disegno del giardino”.

Partendo dalla nozione di terzo paesaggio di Gilles Clement, Present by Nature: Geographies from the Gap è un larp (live action role play) non verbale, che invita i giocatori a un’esperienza fisica ed esplorativa che segue la voce narrante della natura in quegli spazi urbani in cui essa rivendica la propria presenza.

Seguirà una conversazione con Alessandro Giovannucci, esperto di larp e esperienze transmediali e Franco Raggi, architetto e designer, sul ruolo dell scoperta, dell’imprevedibile e come arrivare ad essi accogliendo nuove pratiche multidisciplinari nei contesti di architettura, paesaggio e design.

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18:30 – 20:00 | Talk/proiezione

Far, far away
Tales from the landscape

di Assume There’s A Landscape con Emidio Di Treviri

Il gruppo di ricerca Emidio di Treviri sul post-sisma dell’Appennino Centrale è composto da ricercatori, professioniste e attiviste riunitosi a partire da una call to action diffusa durante le scosse del 2016-2017. Il gruppo è autore di numerosi saggi scientifici, mostre, documentari e monografie, quali “Sulle tracce dell’Appennino che cambia” (BeneComune, 2020), “Sul Fronte del Sisma” (DeriveApprodi, 2018). Ha organizzato numerose campagne informative, assemblee pubbliche, summerschool, convegni, seminari e progetti per sostenere il diritto a decidere nel cratere dell’appennino. L’impostazione place-based perseguita a livello analitico contribuisce all’attivazione di percorsi di sviluppo strettamente connessi alla comunità locale di riferimento, con l’ambizione di intervenire nei processi di trasformazione sociale post-crisi. Lungo la dorsale appenninica dell’Italia centrale colpita dal sisma del 2016-2017 esistono ancora le proprietà collettive conosciute nelle Marche come “comunanze Agrarie” e sopravvissute, dentro e tutto attorno al perimetro del Parco Nazionale dei Sibillini. Per secoli queste istituzioni hanno rappresentato un argine contro la povertà e la fame facendo fronte alle difficoltà della vita in zone impervie. E’ a partire dalla testimonianza delle donne e degli uomini che abitano quei territori che hanno fatto dell’isolamento montanaro la propria forza che “Le Terre di Tutti” ripercorre la storia recente delle comunanze ponendo significativi interrogativi sul presente e sulla sfida legata alla conservazione del territorio per le generazioni future.

Monday, 17/04
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Tour and Conversation.

Vista Panoramica by Matteo Guarnaccia with Jacopo Lega, Ilaria Palmieri, Michele Galluzzo, Francesco Tagliavia, Noemi Biasetton

Vista Panoramica is an author-led conversation about the landscape of Italian design under 35. The intent of Vista Panoramica is to gather different points of view on the Italian design landscape under 35. Divided into two parts, this project stems from curiosity and the collective confusion of a generation adjusting to the changing definition of the word design.

“The first part involves an active, performative type of research in which a group of invitatx participants will be guided through the exhibition. The second part will open a window of dialogue and reflection with and for the visitatorx, placing the audience itself in the exhibition. The end result will be a collective and shared look at the themes proposed by the projects selected by the people with whom the designer will enter into conversation.”

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Roundtable Talk (Takeover)

The Hyperburgers Manifesto by Francesca Tambussi with Luca Buttafava

First day of the Brainstorming Sessions: 6 “commensal” meetings during design week to open the construction site of the glocal and open-source supermarket. In a horizontal and vulnerable space, speakers and audience will share ideas, insights, feedback and reflections around the Hyperburgers project by sketching development scenarios in the tension between speculative design and real-world landing.

16:30 – 18:00 | Roundtable (Takeover)

Raise Your Voice Trailer #1 – Navigating uncertainties in and through design by Lorenzo Gerbi (Baltan Laboratories) with Giorgio Gasco (Studio Groovido), Francesca Tambussi and Matilde Patuelli

To present the Raise Your Voice approach during the Salone del Mobile, 3 panel discussions will be organized in which some of the designers in the exhibition are invited to briefly present their project and, starting from that, to open a self-reflection on their design practice and the path that led them to develop their own voice in the issues addressed by their projects. What education, readings, experiences, rituals, methodologies helped them define their identity as designers and translate it into their projects? From individual personal reflections, the conversation will expand to the whole table and the audience in attendance, who will have the opportunity to go beyond the projects to discover the paths that originated them. Between the months of May and June, Raise Your Voice – a learning trajectory developed by Baltan Laboratories – will continue with 3 more meetings to delve into pressing issues inherent in design culture today

Tuesday, 18/04
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Roundtable Talk (Takeover)

Commoning the Supermarket by Francesca Tambussi with Massimo de Angelis, Angela Rui, and Luca Buttafava

We analyze the proposal of the self-managed, glocal supermarket with Massimo de Angelis, an international voice for the commons (the sharing of resources), considered by many to be the key strategy for the transition to a post-capitalist society. What are the opportunities and what are the tensions of this apparent oxymoron, between commitment and convenience, trust and control, profit and service, design and practice?

Wednesday, 19/04
11:00 am – 2:30 pm | Workshop.

The Desert it Opposes by Eleonora Toniolo

What do we learn when we change the protocols of how we talk together?

The workshop explores conversation scores in which silences are tools for redesigning social choreographies in ways that facilitate mutual listening. It focuses on how rather than what we talk about, although the designer will offer some thematic insights. We will play with roles, rhythms, speech and silence.

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2:30-4 p.m. | Roundtable Talk and Live Prototyping (Takeover)

Manifesting the City by Francesca Tambussi with Grace L. Turtle, Hugo Pilate, Luca Buttafava

An exploration led by two colleagues active in the discipline of futuring design around the possible ways in which imagination and play (from the architectural gaming platforms of Fortnite and Minecraft to live action role playing workshops) can invoke and structure desirable futures of participatory city-making.

17:00 – 18:30 | Roundtable (Takeover).

Raise Your Voice Trailer #2 – Design as an attitude beyond the discipline by Lorenzo Gerbi (Baltan Laboratories) with Veronica De Salvo, Francesco Pace (Tellurico) and Doi de Luise

Thursday, 20/04
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Workshop, LARP (Live Action Role Play)

Presented by Nature: Geographies from the Gap by Matilde Patuelli

Presented by Nature: Geographies from the Gap is a nonverbal larp (live action role play) that invites players to a physical and exploratory experience.

The activity, lasting about two hours, is inspired by the notion of the third landscape and follows the narrative voice of nature in those urban spaces where it claims its presence.

This larp aims to zoom into the life of the microscopic world of insects and plants, exploring their ability to constantly readjust their ecosystem in contexts under the relentless influence of the human.

To participate in the workshop, you can register by sending an email to

13:00 – 14:00 | Performance

Gaia D’arrigo’s CiucciaNebbia among urban contaminated textiles.

Gaia combines material research with narrative techniques to impersonate the phenomenon of air pollution in CiucciaNebbia, a hybrid creature that roams the streets of Milan. His smog-covered body serves as a living archive, mapping the air quality in Milan’s neighborhoods and embodying the city’s industrial history, along with the ideologies and lifestyles of its inhabitants. What would it entail if we took on the role of hybrid creatures and identified with our surroundings when they are polluted?

14:00 – 15:30 | Roundtable Talk and Live Prototyping (Takeover)

How to Make a Glocal Platform? by Francesca Tambussi with Marie Verdeil, Milena Van den Molen, Matteo Tambussi, Hugo Pilate, and Luca Buttafava

We prototype together with “quick&dirty” method the low-tech and open-source platform of Hyperburgers, studying scenarios of use and replication, paid co-creation, time bank, glocal blockchain and coins printed from thermo-pressed waste.

Friday, 21/04
13:00 – 14:30 | Roundtable Talk (Takeover).

Content and Container by Francesca Tambussi with Riccardo Astolfi and Luca Buttafava

Fluid chat with a food developer and a service designer and design professor to look transparently inside the relationships between food and packaging, brand and retail, urban space and its use.

15:00 – 16:00 | Talk (Takeover).

Matters of Lives. Conversations on the Pluriverse – Flesh and Blood by Noemi Biasetton, Costanza Sartoris and Matteo Vianello with Guilherme Pratti

In a conversation with Guilherme Pratti the ontological ambiguities of environmental law are explored, in the simultaneous and contradictory protection of ecologies and perpetuation of their exploitation.

16:00-17:00 | Workshop (Takeover).

Matters of Lives. Conversations on the Pluriverse – TOCIO: A gravy/manifesto by Noemi Biasetton, Costanza Sartoris and Matteo Vianello with Tocia!

The interdisciplinary, convivial collective Tocia! shows the genesis and layering of their manifesto sauce, TOCIO: a collective, living organism in perpetual fermentation.

17:00 – 18:30 | Roundtable (Takeover).

Raise Your Voice Trailer #3 – Slowness as an act of resistance by Lorenzo Gerbi (Baltan Laboratories) with Lodovica Guarnieri, Martina Taranto and Andrea de Chirico

18:30 – 20:00| Performance

Digital Esoterism by Ginevra Petrozzi

The installation and performance Digital Esoterism reclaims witchcraft and magical thinking as anti-capitalist tools, and reveals the potential of divinatory practices as a tool for self-determination in the age of Surveillance Capitalism and Big Data. Divination has traditionally been used to regain a sense of control over a mysterious and elusive future. Taking inspiration from the practice of Tarot card reading, Petrozzi will conduct “digital” readings using visitors’ smartphones instead of cards.

Saturday, 22/04
11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Performance

Digital Esoterism by Ginevra Petrozzi

13:00 – 14:30 | Roundtable Talk and Live Prototyping (Takeover).

Ink, Bricks and Flour by Francesca Tambussi with Nick Monro Meareas and Samuel Trevisan

What happens when we let go of control over a brand, typically governed by guidelines and usage restrictions, and make it appropriatable and editable? Focus on the role of graphic design in creating a city’s identity with two poetic and expansive graphic designers to imagine with the audience different variations on the Hyperburgers theme.

15:00 – 16:00 | Talk (Takeover).

Matters of Lives. Conversations on the Pluriverse – Metamorphology of M49 by Noemi Biasetton, Costanza Sartoris and Matteo Vianello with Roberto D’Alba

A conversation with Roberto D’Alba explores the figure of the bear M49, an “undisciplined” specimen whose story has triggered a profound reflection on bio-control and ecological policies between nature and culture.

16:00 – 17:00 | Talk (Takeover).

Matters of Lives. Conversations on the Pluriverse – The Revolt of the Green by Noemi Biasetton, Costanza Sartoris and Matteo Vianello with Lucilla Barchetta

Matters of Lives. Conversations on the Pluriverse is a program of encounters curated by Noemi Biasetton, Costanza Sartoris and Matteo Vianello that investigates the Pluriverse through the aesthetics produced by the relationships, conflicting or peaceful, between us and the non-human. From April 21 to 23, the program will take place through a series of meetings in the form of conversations and workshops.

Sunday, 23/04
11:00 – 13:00| Performance

Digital Esoterism by Ginevra Petrozzi

15:00 – 16:00 | Talk (Takeover).

Matters of Lives. Conversations on the Pluriverse -Multispecies Storytelling by Noemi Biasetton, Costanza Sartoris and Matteo Vianello with Isabella Pinto

A conversation with Isabella Pinto addresses the practice of multispecies storytelling as an activity capable of constructing new pasts, future kinships and co-evolutions in Chtulucene times.

16:00 – 17:00 | Talk (Takeover).

Matters of Lives. Conversations on the Pluriverse – The Anarchy of Matter by Noemi Biasetton, Costanza Sartoris and Matteo Vianello with Tommaso Guariento

In a conversation with Tommaso Guariento the session will discuss the anarchic substance of matter, asking what parallels exist between the relationships of art/politics and science/magic.

17:00 – 18:00 | Workshop (Takeover).

Matters of Lives. Conversations on the Pluriverse – The Universal Non-Authoritarian Declaration of Human and More-Than-Human Rights by Noemi Biasetton, Costanza Sartoris and Matteo Vianello with Elisa Piazzi

‘Who’ and ‘what’ has the right to be and to exist in today’s world? Beginning with this reflection, Elisa Piazzi leads the audience in a collective discussion and review of the articles contained in the universal, non-authoritarian declaration of human and more-than-human rights.

Saturday 29/04
18:30 – 20:00 | Lecture (Takeover)

Strong Landscapes by AIDEL

PaesaggiForti is a shared research project on the present and future of the Trentino forts of the 1GM, seen as laboratories of interspecies design. Landscape and artificial matter lose all distinction and allow us to read the forts as sculpture-ecosystems, prototypes of organic fusion of languages, processes and contributions. The lecture-performance will integrate stories, illustrations, objects and artifacts.