From 6 to 12 June 2022, BASE presents the second edition of “We Will Design”:designers from all over the world, schools, universities, international institutions and young students gather in an experimental laboratory of imagination and inclusion, in which design practices and experiences become a tool to read – and, sometimes, solve – the many contradictions of our present, between upcoming visions, ideals of everyday life and micro-utopias.
Some of the designers and learning centres experimenting at BASE:
Abadir, Analogique, Anna Baldocchi, University of Borås, Giulio Bordonaro, Joppe Broers, Goliath Dyèvre, Thibauld Dupille, Nicoletta Gomboli, Eun Hi Kyoung, IED Milano, Matthieu Henry, Valentine Maurice, Adarsh Nellore, FestivalDivercity, NID, NOI Libreria, PARASITE 2.0, Johanna Reymann, Rebecca Schedler, Studio Sophia Schullan, studio.traccia, Francesca Tambussi, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Kim van den Belt.
casabase – the BASE guesthouse – becomes a Temporary Home and is transformed into a unique residence for five young designers from France, Germany, England and Holland, invited to reflect, in particular, on the theme of the circular economy.
These rooms will offer a vision on different avant-garde scenarios, becoming for a week at the same time home and place of experimentation of designers, who will develop, exhibit and tell their projects to the public.
On the first floor there will be Exhibit: a large exhibition that collects the works of emerging designers, design studios, academies and universities, becoming a place of research and experimentation with a focus on new perspectives of design.
Responding in music to the visions of the future society: We Will Design, the Design Week to be held at BASE Milano, will also be MUSIC: from 5 to 11 June BASE will host a real music parade to accompany all the evenings during the Milan Design Week.
The courtyard and the indoor rooms of BASE will see in consoles more than 15 artists from the underground world who will present every evening live sets and performances from sunset until late at night. The evenings range from selection of vinyl records to experimental music.
Some of the artists:
Anna Molly Soundsystem, Etna (Giardino dei Visionari), Fabio Monesi, Hey Cabrera! , Hiroko, Ilaria Gr, marecosmico, Nicodemo, Protopapa, Restless, Radio Room, Volantis, Wusketti.
What would happen if the new generations were to “draw” the world?
“They Will Design” involves students between 18 and 26 years from Italian and international universities, academies and training places, to deconstruct and rethink the concept of “institution” starting from an imaginative dimension.
The themes on which students are called to reflect are five – Integration and Inclusion, Digitalization, Female Diversity and Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability and Circular economy and Generations in comparison.
Each working group proposes the drafting of a manifesto of the fantastic institution, which also regulates the practices of action and the/the communities of reference.
Introducing children to the world of design. And vice versa.
Curated by Isabella Musacchia and Arianna Giorgia Bonazzi.
From 6 to 12 June, BASE brings you 3 child-friendly occasions to visit the We Will Design Exhibit and become art critics with a little help from Arianna Giorgia Bonazzi and Isabella Musacchia. Throughout Design Week at BASE, the installations will be accompanied by descriptions created with our younger visitors in mind.
The Saturday morning Kids Will Design workshop gives children the chance to try their hand as art critics, writing real reviews powered by words and ideas that are all their own. During the final event on Sunday morning, the Exhibit and Temporary Home designers will present their proposals for We Will Design to a special jury made up exclusively of children. Armed with score cards, the jury will vote in a range of special categories (the most fun project, the strangest idea, the handiest object…) before awarding the coveted paper medals to the designers.
Press preview: June 5th and 6th 2022
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