Exhibition

Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival

Broken Nature is the thematic exhibition from which the XXII International Exhibition takes its name. The thematic exhibition is an in-depth exploration of the strands that connect humans to the natural environment that have been intensely compromised, if not entirely severed, over the years. By casting a wide net on architecture and design projects, Broken Nature underlines the concept of restorative design, highlighting objects and concepts at all scales that reconsider human beings’ relationship with their environments – including both natural and social ecosystems.

A number of directly commissioned works complement the loans in the thematic exhibition. The commissions include: Accurat, Formafantasma, Neri Oxman e Sigil Collective.

Credits

Curated by:
Paola Antonelli

Curatorial team:
Ala Tannir, Laura Maeran, Erica Petrillo, with Laurie Mandin

Head of Program:
Laura Agnesi

International Relations Chief Officer:
Marco Sammicheli

Identity:
Anna Kulachek with Dario Zampiron

Exhibition Design:
Studio Folder (Elisa Pasqual and Marco Ferrari) and Matilde Cassani

Catalogue:
Triennale in partnership with Electa

Catalogue Design:
Anna Kulachek and Studio Folder

Catalogue Managing Editors:
Edoardo Bonaspetti and Stefano Cernuschi

Highlights

Broken Nature Portrait #1
Formafantasma – Ore Streams

Broken Nature Portrait #2
Sigil Collective – Birdsong

Broken Nature Portrait #3
Accurat – The Room of Change

Jorge Mañes Rubio and Amanda Pinatih, Design Museum Dharavi. 2016. Photo: Courtesy the designers

buro BELÉN (Brecht Duijf, Lenneke Langenhuijsen), SUN+, UPF8 and UPF20 Wearable. 2018. Photo: Jantien Roozenburg. Courtesy the designers

Futurefarmers (Amy Franceschini), Seed Procession, 2016. Seed Journey. 2016 - ongoing. Photo: Monika Lovdahl. Courtesy Futurefarmers

Stephan Bogner, Philipp Schmitt and Jonas Voigt, Raising Robotic Natives, Bottle Feeder. 2016. Photo: Courtesy the designers

Capsula Mundi, Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel

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