A change of perspective from “We” to “They”, a space where young people take power to explore and expose their idea of the future.
As part of the wider framework of “We Will Design“, the BASE Design Week to be held from 6 to 12 June, BASE presents a special project dedicated to the new generations, carried out with the support of the Embassy and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Italy: “They Will Design“, where from WE attention is shifted to THEY, the youngest, to those who tomorrow will have the responsibility of designing the future. They are given the challenge of imagining FANTASTIC INSTITUTIONS, which modify or subvert existing ones.
Inclusion, Digitalization, Women’s Empowerment and Environmental Sustainability are just some of the issues on which the participants are called to reflect.
They Will Design involves 20 students between 18 and 26 years from Italian and international universities, academies and training places. During the project implementation phases the working groups are supported by PARASITE 2.0 – an architectural collective founded in 2010 by Stefano Colombo, Eugenio Cosentino and Luca Marullo who investigates the status of urban habitat. The challenge of each group is to produce a manifesto of a new FANTASTIC INSTITUTION, a concept presented at BASE during Design Week 2022.
THEY WILL DESIGN PARTECIPANTS: WHO THEY ARE
Marta Bracci, Nan Chen, Fiorella Costantini, Gabriel Alfaro Fregoso, Laura Haagmans, Dianhui Huang, Marianna Antonia Inuso, Giorgia Loser, Davide Marcianesi, Preethisakana Mathisekar, Ryv Mehmetaj, Carlotta Oliosi, Samuele Palladino, Alessandro Pasero, Anna Raffaghello, Nina Rikken, Ludmila Secchin, Jasleen Singh, Sven Van der Steur, Zhuaon Dai.
The participants will be accompanied by Heretics, personalities from different backgrounds, which will encourage the young girls to question themselves, raise doubts and reflect on new possible points of view.
Leonardo Caffo, philosopher, professor of Project Ontology at the Polytechnic University of Turin, writer, editorial curator reflects on topics related to the environment and sustainability.
Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, a Dutch doctor, a woman’s rights activist in the field of reproductive health.
Naomie Pieter, anti-racist queer activist, fights to make room for discriminated communities.
Jonas Staal, a Dutch visual artist who investigates the relationship between art, propaganda and democracy.
Florian Malzacher, curator, playwright and writer.
Janice Deul, writer and activist for the promotion of the value of cultural diversity in the fields of fashion, communication, creativity.
Marcello Cualbu, professor of interactive systems and physical computing and freelancer in the field of technologies applied to art, design and architecture.
Each week the working groups narrate their “behind the scenes” of the project, each of which converges in the creation of a Journal containing reflections, proposals and ideas.
They Will Design is a project realized with the support of the Embassy and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Italy.
During We Will Design the installations of the Fantastic Institutions, designed during the path of They Will Design, will be visited in the Exhibit part of the Design Week at Base.
The four new and imaginary Institutions are characterized by five different items: a flag, a poster, a uniform, an object that represents the power of the institution and a permormative speech in which you can participate throughout the week of Design Week.
Each working group starts from a critical analysis of contemporary society, proposing Fantastic Institutions with its own mission, its own way of seeing and relating to the world and a different growth project to try to build a better future.
The four Fantastic Institutions are:
Press preview: Sunday 5 and Monday 6 June 2022
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BASE ⎯ Via Bergognone 34, Milano
Opening hours: June 6th ⎯ 11th free entry from 10AM to 8PM. Last entry 7PM.
＊June 12th free entry from 10AM to 6PM. Last entry 5PM.
Every day, throughout the week of the Design Week, you can participate in the guided tours.
Calendar of guided tours:
Monday 6/06 hours 11 AM meeting in Ground Hall
Tuesday 7/06 hours 11 AM meeting in Ground Hall
Wednesday 8/06 at 5 PM meeting in Ground Hall
Thursday 9/06 hours 4 PM meeting in Ground Hall
Friday 10/06 hours 11 AM meeting in Ground Hall
Saturday 11/06 hours 4 PM meeting in Ground Hall
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