Trap Community Opera: open call!

by BASE Milano

Is it possible to write a show by making trap music?
How do you tell a story about a neighborhood with music?
And with dance?
Do you want to tell your story or your neighborhood’s story but haven’t found your tools yet?
Don’t know whether to write it, dance it or rap it?

Trap Community Opera is an artistic path composed of different disciplines – physical theater, writing, trap music, dance, video – aimed at boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 25 where participants will be able to be protagonists in the creation of an opera, starting from its conception and arriving at its final realization.

The creation path takes place from January to May 2024 and consists of three disciplines: theater, music and trap music.

Would you like to join us? Write Milano Mediterranea via DM on Instagram or call them at +39 342 12 48 450

*A project by Milano Mediterranea in partnership with BASE Milano, with the contribution of Fondazione Di Comunità Milano nell’ambito della rassegna Musicami.

British Council for We Will Design 2024

by BASE Milano

We are delighted to be partnering with the British Council for the third year running. As in previous years, the call is open to UK-based designers who have previously participated in the British Council’s Circular Cultures programme, or global programme Making Matters, which aims to foster a global dialogue around the topic of circular design and making.

Circular Cultures explores how principles of the circular economy can be a catalyst for creativity, collaboration and regenerative thinking within architecture, design and fashion practice. Operating across nine countries in EU Europe, the programme aims to provide a space for an international exchange of knowledge and expertise, create new EU networks and explore how design & making can respond to global environmental challenges to support restorative and alternative futures.

Stimulerings fonds*: grant up to 5000 euro to join We Will Design 2024 at BASE Milano

by BASE Milano

Thanks to the partnership with BASE, emerging designers and creatives will have the opportunity to participate for the first time in the Milan Design Week (2024) receiving funding.

The call will remain open until December 15 at this link and you can apply by presenting a project on the themes of space activism and convivialism.

In line with the activities proposed by the We Will Design project, the objective of this collaboration is the continuous exchange of knowledge and experience on design as a tool for reading and social research, as well as the construction of increasingly dense and generative international networks.

*Stimulerings fonds / Creative Industries Fund NL is the Dutch national cultural fund for design, architecture and digital culture. It funds innovative, often interdisciplinary design projects.

Creatives, designers and emerging architects, living in the Netherlands and with no more than five years’ work experience in the disciplines of design, architecture and/or digital culture.

Better both! This way, you’ll have more chanche to be noticed and find a storytelling space for your project.

The call for We Will Design 2024 is here 

Design Week 2024 — call for entries

by BASE Milano

“We have lost the pleasure of being together. Thirty years of precariousness and competition have destroyed social solidarity. Media virtualization has destroyed the empathy among bodies, the pleasure of touching each other, and the pleasure of living in urban spaces. We have lost the pleasure of love, because too much time is devoted to work and virtual exchange”.

Francesco Bifo Berardi and Geert Lovink. 2011. “A Call to the Army of love and to the Army of Software,” published online by the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam 

​What would it be to transform BASE into a place of political presence where designers, artists and students live and reinvent the space?

WE WILL DESIGN seeks to imagine new forms of coexistence and interdependence based on Convivialism principles such as cooperation, democracy, dialogue between cultures, equal dignity, and ecological responsibility.
We want to explore the ability to create different forms of interdependent relationships, contemplating our behaviours, feelings, and spatiality.​We will use performativity as a tool to rewrite the spatial conditions of everyday life.​
We will promote the fantastic and the desirable as guiding principles.​
We will commit ourselves to creating exceptional and ordinary rituals to share with the visitors and citizens of the design week. ​

During the Design Week 2024 BASE opens the doors of its spaces to the construction of a temporary community of emerging designers, architects, and artists who will live and work within the spaces.
Those will be transformed for the occasion into a laboratory of “conviviality” that invites visitors to reflect on the most innovative practices of coexistence, cohabitation and sharing currently present in Europe and their interrelation with the spectre of migration, gender, ability, health, and cultural background.​

Does that sound interesting?

Call for entries for Design Week 2024 at BASE Milano


You haven’t recognized yourself in the call but 
you still want to propose us your brand or project as an exhibitor ?

Please email:

Our desire to imagine a possible new future cannot be limited to one week a year. 
This is why BASE chooses to go beyond the confines of Design Week and proposes an approach that uses design as a tool for collective research and construction that can no longer be achieved through a short exhibition of projects but also through design residences and collaborative projects.

A double approach that can unfold as a longer journey that will develop throughout the year and will culminate during Design Week or can be a shorter experience during one of the greatest moments of creative expression on the international stage in Milan.


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