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

While cities produce futuristic and elitist constructions, utopian visions of domesticity survive and autonomous solutions and informal settlements proliferate, in which living becomes an act of resistance and affirmation of human dignity. Let’s begin to live thoughts and projects and not just more spaces and objects. Let’s live future, disturbance, worlds that do not exist yet, bodies that are collective organisms.

IN EVIDENZA

CASE #1 / WORLD W/ Pelin Tan

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CASE #1 / WORLD W/ Pelin Tan
Do not miss the first appointment of CASE with the keynote lecture by Pelin Tan, Turkish researcher and activist who has been studying for years studying infrastructure of temporary cohabitation (for example refugee camps or shelters for communities affected by earthquakes). Can these infrastructures also become a virtuous example for city communities? * CASE is the title of the Public […]

CASE: We Will Design 2024’s Public Program

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CASE: We Will Design 2024’s Public Program
CASE is the name of our Public Program focused on the themes of coexistence and cohabitation that will be activated at BASE Milano from January to March 2024

CONVIVIAL LABORATORY | design and spatial activism

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CONVIVIAL LABORATORY | design and spatial activism
«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 […]

“Art, design and architecture: reflection and extension of society” Erica Petrillo, Curator-in-residence at BASE Milano

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“Art, design and architecture: reflection and extension of society” Erica Petrillo, Curator-in-residence at BASE Milano
Erica Petrillo participates in the fourth edition of We Will Design 2024, In-Difference, as Curator-in-residence. “The lens through which I look at the fields of art and culture steers away from mere aesthetic considerations. Reflecting my background, I am interested in art, design, architecture as reflections and continuations of sociopolitical phenomena, contexts and communities; but also as tools for research, […]

British Council for We Will Design 2024

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British Council for We Will Design 2024
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 […]

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CASE is the title of the Public Program focused on the themes of coexistence and cohabitation that will be activated at BASE Milano from January to March 2024.

 

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CASE #1 / WORLD W/Pelin Tan

30 JAN 2024

 

The first chapter of CASE will feature the Turkish researcher and activist Pelin Tan, who for years has been studying temporary housing infrastructure (for example refugee camps or shelters for earthquake victims) not as free zones, liminal and without rules, but rather as virtuous models of commons..

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CASE #2 / EUROPE EXPANDED W/ forty five degrees (Berta Gutierrez e Alkistis Thomidou) + Rosario Talevi (Floating University)

28 FEB 2024

 

The second chapter of CASE, the Public Program of We Will Design 2024, will see a conversation between the centre of pedagogies and alternative ecology Floating University in Berlin (Rosario Talevi) and the collective forty five degrees (Berta Gutierrez and Alkistis Thomidou), committed to identifying cases study that testify to the existence of alternative communities along the 45th parallel north in Europe.

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CASE #3 / LOCAL W/ Francesca Gotti + Architecture Collectives based in Milan

15 MAR 2024

 

The third chapter of CASE, We Will Design 2024’s Public Program, will materialize in the form of a construction workshop led by architect and researcher Francesca Gotti, an expert in spatial self-handling and shared management practices.

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Temporary Home

Also this year, We Will Design, casabase — our guesthouse — will be Temporary Home: a unique residence for five designers and artists from all over Europe. Five rooms will be home and place of experimentation of the designers, who here will develop, exhibit and tell their projects to the public.

EXHIBIT

A place of research and experimentation on democratic and plural design: Exhibit is the great exhibition of We Will Design which collects the works of academies, universities, design studios, emerging designers, and presents the unprecedented restitution of residency processes.

WE WILL DESIGN: KIDS

Bringing children closer to the world of design, and vice versa: Design Week at BASE is child-friendly with We Will Design KIDS.

WE WILL DESIGN: MUSIC

Responding in music to visions of the society to come. Also this edition of We Will Design will be MUSIC: a musical festival that will animate all the evenings during the Fuori Salone 2024.