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What do people wonder when observing the Earth from the Moon: the first episode of the podcast From the Moon

May 27, 2021

The first episode of From the Moon, entitled Blue and Green Planet, examines the state of our environment, both natural and artificial. Can we still talk of an Anthropocene Era? What is the planet’s culture as seen from the Moon? What is culture beyond the pandemic?

In Blue and Green Planet, David Plaisant, host of the podcast From the Moon, converses with Stefano Boeri, architect and president of Triennale Milano, Ersilia Vaudo, astrophysicist, Chief Diversity Officer at ESA and curator of the 23rd International Exhibition, Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and founder and Director of the Department of Research and Development of the same museum, the designers Formafantasma (Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin), Andrés Jaque, architect, writer and curator, and Legacy Russell, curator, writer, and artist.

Ersilia Vaudo © Triennale Milano
Ersilia Vaudo © Triennale Milano
Andrés Jaque © Miguel de Guzmán
Andrés Jaque © Miguel de Guzmán
Formafantasma © Delfino Sisto Legnani
Formafantasma © Delfino Sisto Legnani
Legacy Russell

“A curator’s responsibility is thinking about a way not to alienate audiences or the public from its own history.”

Legacy Russell portrait
Legacy Russell portrait
Paola Antonelli © Triennale Milano
Paola Antonelli © Triennale Milano
Stefano Boeri © Triennale Milano
Stefano Boeri © Triennale Milano
Paola Antonelli

“People keep thinking that design is cute chairs, or it is fast cars or posters. No design is the kind of information that allows you to have a sense of what to do in the height of a pandemic.”

Stefano Boeri
Architect and urban planner, he has been President of Triennale Milano since February 2018.

Ersilia Vaudo
Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta holds a Degree in Physics, with specialisation in Astrophysics. She has been working at the European Space Agency since 1991, where she is currently Chief Diversity Officer.

Paola Antonelli
Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture and Design of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and founder and Director of the Research and Development Department of the same museum.

Formafantasma
Andrea Trimarchi (1983) and Simone Farresin (1980) are Studio Formafantasma, an Italian designers duo based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Andrés Jaque
Architect, writer and curator. His work explores the role architecture plays in the making of societies.

Legacy Russell
Legacy Russell is a curator and writer. Born and raised in New York City, she is the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Credits

Host: David Plaisant
Sound editor: Alex Portfelix
Soundtrack: Jon Arnold dei Super Drama
Production Triennale Milano: Marco Martello, Gabriele Savioli

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