reckonstruct, the us pavilion for the xxii international exhibition, will be unveiled at the triennale di milano. the pavilion emerged as a labor of love between committed partners including arup, humanscale, mit’s shine program, nextwave plastics, stickbulb and novità and demonstrates new possibilities in materials, design and manufacturing that allow us to leave the world better than we found it. we’re overwhelmed by the incredible ingenuity and dedication demonstrated by everyone in this collective to bring the exhibition to life.
laufen collaborates with studio eoos that created the austrian contribution to the xxii international exhibition of la triennale di milano with an ecological project – based on all of the technological know-how of the swiss ceramic specialist – broken nature: design takes on human survival, a group exhibition curated by moma senior curator paola antonelli that explores the power of design to deter climate change. the show includes a multimedia installation by arup and massachusetts institute of technology on the life cycle of materials.
the thematic exhibition consists of four works specially commissioned to international designers. the commissioned works have been entrusted to formafantasma (andrea trimarchi and simone farresin), to neri oxman and to his research group mediated matter group of mit media lab, to sigil collective (khaled malas, salim al-kadi, alfred tarazi and jana traboulsi), a collective based in beirut and new york, and accurat, research and innovation company in the field of data-driven design, with offices in milan and new york (project led by giorgia lupi and gabriele rossi).
the great animal orchestra will also be presented as part of the ‘broken nature’ exhibition. created by american musician and bioacoustician bernie krause and the english collective united visual artists (uva), the collaboration provides an immersive installation that presents a meditative interpretation on the necessity of preserving the beauty of the animal world. a number of directly commissioned works will also complement the thematic installation by highlighting design approaches aimed not only at correcting humanity’s self-destructive course, but also at replenishing our relationship with the environment and with all species – including other human beings.
in addition, mycosystem, the polish pavilion at the triennale. mycosystem showcases trees, fungi and humans in an interconnected system that opens new horizons for design. organized by the adam mickiewicz institute and developed by creative directors agata szydłowska, professor of design at the academy of fine arts in warsaw, visual artist małgorzata gurowska, and architect and designer maciej siuda, the exhibit offers a reflection on a new paradigm of sustainability and design.