off events 11-19 november
At the - I Portici Hotel - the 18-19-20 November 2011 designers from all over Europe will take over the hotel rooms with an exhibition of their works, the citizens of Bologna can participate in events, cocktails in the studios and workshops inside the OpenDesignItalia Selected OFF Program.
The doors are open to all to discuss, observe, touch and talk to designers and producers.
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november 11 – atelier open
Twenty-one Bologna atelier open to the public.
For the curious, but also for those in the industry, this is an occasion to see the places where objects will be realized. Small businesses and local artisans will tell how production and their craft have changed over the years.
November 12 – workshop Self-production
from 9.00, Galleria Acquaderni
The workshop with Antonio Cos is the first in a series of experiments to be organised and promoted Open Design Italia Selected.
The designers of Strasbourg, among the first to establish the self-production brand, will work with a class of students from the Liceo Artistico di Bologna on “Self-production".
With the important technical, consulting support and supplies from carpenters Bellaria and Zini from Bologna, Cos will investigate along with students a new way of making which is more expressive and based on craftsmanship and recycling techniques and materials.
Among the aims of the workshop is the rediscovery of the strong link between the designer and artisan.
The workshop is in a public place accessible to citizens, ideal for encouraging collective participation in self-production in the design of urban squares.
November 12 – esposition Ladiesʼ Journal
from 18.00, ideamq.ventisei Modena
The designers Elena Ascari, Annalisa Leonetti, Alessandra Ragusa will present Ladies' Journal, an exposition of self-produced objects.
Novembre 16 – open studies
Thirteen Bolognese studios of design, architecture, fashion and graphics, including the studio of the famous designer Giancarlo Piretti, are available to share their experience. The selected studios will carry out special exhibitions related to the theme of self-production.
15 November to 19 november - Design 20.0 Per Consum-Attori
The exposition organised by garagedesign.it.
The objects exhibited in Bologna will show how a project in which the level narration, irony and communication prevail over the aspects of simple use.
This is how garage design works: If someone has a good idea, they can send it to this new Italian reality and get help with development and engineering. The product will be made only if a minimum number of samples is ordered through the garage design site. In this way, the consumer becomes "consumAttore" because with the purchase of the product s/he enters the production process avoiding the typical waste of the "push" market.
Garage design is an "enabler", that is, an intermediary and editor exploiting the potential offered by new technologies.
novembre 19 – music design party
from 18.30, Ex Forno – MAMbo
To the Ex Forno - Mambo for the closing party "MUSIC DESIGN PARTY", where you select music and DJ-set from roBOt Festival will accompany the evening.
The organization of the evening will be taken care of by Eventeria, Ex Forno and Piatto Caldo.
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November 19 - “Self Production and new businesses:
how to transform the world of design”
15.00, I Portici Hotel
In self-production, the designer is the architect of the entire production process, the creative intuition for the material realization of the object up to its direct marketing. The direct involvement in the project involves the revision of the traditional production chain stages and a different approach to research. On this basis, several subjects are discussed:
Stefano Micelli - Professor of Economics and Business Administration, Faculty of Economics Università Ca Foscari, and author of Futuro Artigiano
Venanzio Arquilla - researcher from the INDIGO Department of the Politecnico di Milano and coordinator of DesignHUB
Alessandro Molinari - co-creator of Garage Design
Marco Bocola - co-founder of Vectorealism
Massimiliano Adami - designer and self-producer
November 20 - "How do you become self-producers?"
New technologies create open source scenarios for product design and mechanisms for funding and protection that cannot use traditional instruments.
Elena Brigi - architect, doctor of research and theory of Industrial Patents
Stefano Maffei, - Professor of Services Design, School of Design, Politecnico di Milano and curator of Subalterno1
Vittoria San Pietro - in charge of the companies’ office of Emilbanca