XXII Triennale di Milano – The International Exhibition
Explore the Milan-based design and art museum, La Triennale di Milano’s, endlessly inspiring International Exhibition now on display. Since its inception, La Triennale has been a place where art, industry and the public converge in dialogue on culture and society. In 1923 the foundation established the International Exhibition—a thematic exhibit dedicated to all forms of art and creative expression, strictly linked to social evolution and economic development. After a twenty-year hiatus, the event was revived in 2016. Now, with the return of the XXII Triennale di Milano International Exhibition in 2019, La Triennale reaffirms its intention to continue the event’s powerful tradition.
Broken Nature at XXII Triennale di Milano
Held in Milan’s Palazzo dell’Arte and the surrounding areas of Parco Sempione, the expo started March 1st and will run through August 31, 2019. This year’s theme is Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival. The propose of the theme is investigating the (disconnected) relationship between humans and the natural environment. The exhibition features 22 international participants that represent all continents and is divided into four chapters: Restorative Design, Magic Pragmatism, Complex Systems, and Long-Term Attitudes. Each section acting as an investigative angle for the exhibition.
The thematic exhibit consists of three major commissions as well as numerous loans. An ambitious public program of events for people of all ages also complements the XXII edition. From conferences, panels and workshops to screenings, and performances.
Curated by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design and Director of Research & Development at The Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition focuses its attention on human existence and persistence. Ala
A quite diverse ensemble of designs and research projects of all scales are on exhibit. From objects, buildings and interfaces to infrastructures, communication,
Restorative Design & Sustainability
In addition, the exhibition perfectly describes the concept of restorative design. It studies the threads that connect humans to their environments and to those of other species—like animals and plants, at all scales and in all systems. It considers sustainability linked not only to pollution and global warming but also in relation to the need for fundamental structures – like family, gender, race, class, and nationality.
XXII Triennale di Milano promotes the importance of creative practices in surveying our species’ bonds with the world’s complex systems. And designing reparations when necessary, through objects, concepts, and new systems.
So, Broken Nature is an opportunity for us all to discuss matters of extreme importance for the world. In particular for the design and architecture community. An element which can and should play a vital role in making reparations with the world around us.
Words by Rita Archer