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Philippe Starck: “Design is going to disappear”

Portrait of Philippe Strarck in 2018

Philippe Starck

 

Philippe Starck is a name that became a brand. From the habitation module on the new international space station to Steve Jobs’ yacht, Philippe Starck’s list of achievements speaks volumes. I interviewed one of most emblematic figures of design in the Peninsula’s bar Felix in Hong Kong–a bar that he designed, of course.

Philippe Branche: How do you see the future of design?

Tomorrow – The movie

Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story… this may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going through.

After a special briefing for the journal Nature announced the possible extinction of a part of mankind before the end of the 21st century, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, together with a team of four people, carried out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may lead to this disaster and above all how to avoid it.

During their journey, they met the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. Joining those concrete and positive actions which are already working, they began to figure out what could be tomorrow’s world…

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Degrowth

“Degrowth is about redistribution by design, not by collapse”

The architecture profession tends to assume that there is always more to build. We need more infrastructure, more houses and more office space to accommodate economies and societies that are forever expanding. Greedy though it may be, this mindset is supported by the pervasive belief that a society’s success is best measured not in terms of humane measures such as the capacity for care and play but in economic terms such as market expansion. The result for the built environment is constant reconfiguration and extension into new territory to a degree that our planet can barely sustain.

This growth obsession is a central premise of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019, Exploring how the endless pursuit of growth has caused planetary weariness and social division, the Triennale invites visitors to imagine what a society of Degrowth could be like and how architecture could serve it.

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Generative Art – Design – Architecture International Conference

 

 

ARGENIA – GENERATIVE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
by
C E L E S T I N O   S O D D U
A generated species of COFFEE POTS
each one different, unique and unrepeatable, as in nature from the website http://www.generativedesign.com/

We are pleased to invite You to participate to the 22nd Generative Art
> International Conference at the Museum of Villa Giulia in Rome, Italy the
> 19th, 20th and 21st of December 2019.
> (http://www.generativeart.com/loc2019/)

If you like to share with us your scientific and creative work and your
> design experiences, please, send us a proposal of paper, artworks,
> installation, poster and/or live performances (the template is in the
> website www.generativeart.com).

Follow Celestino Soddu  (LinkedIn) > Chair of Generative Art Conferences

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Atmosphere 11 ADAPTATION

 

‘Atmosphere’ is an annual, interdisciplinary design symposium advancing academic enrichment and inter-disciplinary research by creating an opportunity for students, instructors, and friends of the faculty to interact with distinguished keynote speakers, scholars and designers from around the world. The three-day event includes invited lecturers, peer-reviewed presentations, exhibitions, student installations, receptions, and numerous casual opportunities for serious exchange.

Atmosphere is the consequence of the projects we make as designers of landscapes, cities, buildings, and interiors. Atmosphere is hard to grasp, and even harder to talk about – yet the production of atmosphere, intended or not, is one of our most apparent contributions to the world. Though palpable, atmosphere resists registration. So fragile and dependent on the world around, atmosphere is also susceptible to our perception. It is not something that can be read or interpreted. It is.

 

‘Atmosphere’ 11 will explore ADAPTATION. This theme intends to attract researchers from diverse disciplines into an open but topically oriented exchange. ADAPTATION is a mutation, a change that aids organisms to thrive in their environments. ADAPTATION implicates designers as organisms with the particular places, materials, contingencies and intentions that enable survival or better living in an increasingly unpredictable environment. In other words, this symposium will examine not merely what and how we adapt, but the sites and situations of adaptation. The aim is to critically and creatively explore how contextual, cultural and environmental circumstances of our world serve as meaningful catalysts for design, building, teaching and research within a discussion of atmosphere and adaptation. This theme encompasses multifaceted, dynamic scales and terrains including the complexities of our social fabrics, intricacies of environmental function, potentials of adaptation as process, as fitness, the materials and patina of our everyday adaptations, and the stories and arguments that share understandings of our designed world. Do we engage in pre-ADAPTATION? Do we register atmosphere through adaptation?

The Faculty of Architecture has hosted an ‘Atmosphere’ symposium each year for the last ten years. ‘Atmosphere’ invites exploration of the less physical conditions of design: the temporary, experiential, situational, phenomenal and epiphenomenal states of our shared world. Difficult to pin-down, capture and express, ‘atmosphere’ is enveloping yet recessive. It is what we as designers, planners and interpreters of the built and natural world strive to generate, understand, and meaningfully engage.

VISIT: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture/atmosphere/2019/