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Fungal Futures, a Review of the Exhibition

The Fungal Futures exhibition is currently being held in Utrecht, Netherlands. In this post Foundation Foreign Correspondent Jonny Hankins reviews the event. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 29 April 2016 Permalink

Fungal Futures, a Review of the Exhibition

The Fungus of Design

Maurizio Montalti, a young Italian designer whose works is extremely innovative, on the border between art and biology. Single objects that are individual in their field, forged from materials gained through the manipulation of living materials... - More More

by Margherita Fronte, 20 February 2015 Permalink

The Fungus of Design
See also: lectures in Le idee e la Materia and A Matter of Design
Categories Design, biotechnology

A Matter of Design: Designing for Reproductive and Regenerative Ethics

The 5th STS Italia Conference was held in Milan, Italy, June 12 through 14, 2014, by the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies, in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano Doctoral School in Design. Here the video of plenary session by Charis Thompson (London School of Economics). - More More

by Redazione FGB, 12 November 2014 Permalink

A Matter of Design: Our Common Future

A Matter of Design: Imagined and Invented Worlds

The 5th STS Italia Conference was held in Milan, Italy, June 12 through 14, 2014, by the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies, in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano Doctoral School in Design. Here the video of plenary session by SHEILA JASANOFF (Lancaster University). - More More

by Redazione FGB, 12 August 2014 Permalink

A Matter of Design: Our Common Future

A Matter of Design: Everyday Life

The 5th STS Italia Conference was held in Milan, Italy, June 12 through 14, 2014, by the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies, in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano Doctoral School in Design. Here the video of plenary session by Elizabeth Shove (Lancaster University). - More More

by Redazione FGB, 8 August 2014 Permalink

A Matter of Design: Our Common Future

A Matter of Design: Our Common Future

The 5th STS Italia Conference was held in Milan, Italy, June 12 through 14, 2014, by the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies, in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano Doctoral School in Design. Here the video of plenary session by KJETIL FALLAN (University of Oslo). - More More

by Redazione FGB, 6 August 2014 Permalink

A Matter of Design: Our Common Future

From Made In Italy to Make In Italy

Closing day of our Innovation with Beauty conference, which brought to the foreground the Italian makers that embody this productive revolution. - More More

by Francesco Bassetti, 26 June 2013 Permalink

From Made In Italy to Make In Italy

From Taylorism to Tailor Made

From Taylorism To Taylor Made brought together illustrious speakers that have formed the groundwork for the makers productive revolution. - More More

by Francesco Bassetti, 23 June 2013 Permalink

From Taylorism to Tailor Made

Breakfast at the Italian Consulate

Breakfast at the Italian Consul, including speeches by Mauro Battocchi and Piero Bassetti outlining the goals and objectives of the coming events. - More More

by Francesco Bassetti, 23 June 2013 Permalink

Breakfast at the Italian Consulate

The New Italian Design at The Academy of Arts

The Triennale exhibit entitled 'The New Italian Design' and held at the Academy of Arts, the biggest and most important Design school in the US was a great success. - More More

by Francesco Bassetti, 23 June 2013 Permalink

The New Italian Design at The Academy of Arts

Innovating with Beauty. Videos

If you missed something 'Innovation With Beauty', you can watch videos that gradually we will put online. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 21 June 2013 Permalink

Innovating with Beauty. Videos

Italian Design: achieving the improbable, innovating with beauty

On 28 February 2013 in Rome at the Farnesina, the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs presented The Year of Italian Culture in the USA. Fondazione Giannino Bassetti has accepted the challenge, and has for some time been working to convince Milan and Italy to take a road towards the economy of beauty. Not to replicate the status quo, but to foresee a scenario beyond the contingent, something improbable to achieve. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 24 April 2013 Permalink

Italy in US 2013

How Automation is Changing the Economy, a Debate.

In this post Jonny Hankins reviews a live discussion forum entitled "The New Economy: How Automation is Changing the Game". - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 8 October 2012 Permalink

cc - by Jonny Hankins

Von Schomberg's Responsible Innovation Matrix

René Von Schomberg is the Directorate General for Research at the European Commission and has recently published an article and a 'Responsible Research and Innovation Matrix' on his blog. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 26 September 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by Yogendra174 from Flickr

Smart Cities course

Harvard Graduate school of Design offers a course entitled Smart Cities: An introduction to urban Integrated Networked Solutions, and may well be one of the leading exponents of responsible innovation through design. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 13 September 2012 Permalink

cc - image by xdxd_vs_xdxd from Flickr
Read also: Design-Push Innovation: Changing Accepted Meanings, an interview with Roberto Verganti
Categories Design

Architecture and public science communication

by Patricia Ríos Cabello. The role of aesthetics and design in science and technology museum. The collaboration of scientists, architects, and the public itself, must be kept in mind as an asset to communicate scientific knowledge and promote public engagement. - More More

by Patricia Ríos Cabello, 25 May 2012 Permalink

Patricia Ríos Cabello

Design-Push Innovation: Changing Accepted Meanings (part 1)

An interview with Roberto Verganti. In this interview, we discuss different types of design innovation, ranging from incremental approaches (such as user-centered design) to more radical, "design-push" innovations that change the meaning associated with products and services. But how can responsibility can be assessed in the context of different types of design innovation? What is the new roles for media, political, and corporate leaders? Can product liability drive greater responsibility in innovation? - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 19 March 2008 Permalink

Roberto Verganti
Categories Design

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