Milan

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Design in France

French section XXII Triennale International

De la pensée au visible. Design as a large ring
La Triennale di Milano, 6, Viale Emilio Alemagna, 20121 Milano, MI, Italy

The XXII International Exhibition of La Triennale di Milano, titled “Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival” takes place from 1st March to 1st September 2019, and is curated by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design and Director of Research & Development at The Museum of Modern Art.
“Broken Nature” reflects on the relationship between humans and environments at all scales—from the microbiome to the cosmos— including social, cultural, and natural ecosystems.
The French proposal “De la pensée au visible. Design As A Large Ring” highlights 9 very real, prospective and urgent projects.
It revives a sense, one that belongs to both a certain
French sense and to design as a discipline: the link from thought to the physical form.
Design research, which handles complex projects dealing with ecological and human issues, requires different operating times to think about the transformations to come. This does not change the nature of the discipline but amplifies its issues, its missions and how we go about them.
Designers, architects and urban planners develop other textual, experimental, anthropological, media-based, film and digital practices in situ or in the laboratory. They change the paradigms of production and no longer provide for the goods market but feed reflection for future ways of designing.
Catherine Geel, French section curator