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The publication can be viewed and downloaded from Mela issuu profile or from Mela Project web site.

And thanks to Patrimonio e intercultura for the review.

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Appena pubblicato, a cura di Manuela Celi ed Elena Formia per i tipi di Maggioli.

All’interno il saggio “La natura relazionale degli artefatti.Processi di significazione della cultura contemporanea” di Chiara Colombi ed Eleonora Lupo

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Coming soon the final book of the Mela project experimental Action at Museo Diocesano di Milano.

The book “Designing Multivocal museums. Intercultural practices at Museo Diocesano, Milano” is edited by Rita Capurro and Eleonora Lupo and will be published by Politecnico di Milano.

This book grew out of the work of the Research Field 05 “Exhibition Design, Technology of Representation and Experimental Actions,” led by Jamie Allen of the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design in cooperation with Gennaro Postiglione, Politecnico di Milano, within the European project MeLa–European Museums in an age of migrations. MeLa is a four-year interdisciplinary research project funded in 2011 by the European Commission under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities Programme (Seventh Framework Programme). The main objective of the MeLa project is to define innovative museum practices that reflect the challenges of the contemporary processes of globalisation, mobility and migration.

This book is meant to report the findings of the experimental action promoted at Museo Diocesano di Milano by the research team at Design department of Politecnico di Milano in collaboration with the ITIA Department of the Italian National Research Council. The experimental action was intended to test the potentialities of digital and mobile technologies in supporting the disclosure of multicultural perspective on religious asset.

Papers presented at the Ethics of re-production conference

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The Ethics of reproduction symposium was held at Centre for Architecture of Izimir, 12-13 May 2016. During the conference the following papers have been presented:

Design beyond the object: “re-producing” immateriality and authenticity in performative and cultural intensive artefacts”, by Eleonora Lupo

Design and the ethics of cultural heritage re-production: co-creation of intercultural contents and augmented experiences in the Museo Diocesano di Milano”, by Eleonora Lupo, Raffaella Trocchianesi, Rita Capurro, Sara Chiesa, Ece Ozdil, Davide Spallazzo

“Design for Territories: Approaches and Methodologies for the Re-Production of Places”, by Marina Parente, Eleonora Lupo, Carla Sedini

Click on the links on the papers titles to see the presentations.

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Just published by the Department of Conservation of the University of Bothenburg, the book “Crafting Cultural Heritage“, edited by A. Palmskod, J. Rosenquist and G. Almevik, contains, among the others, the essay “Contemporary Authentic”. A design driven strategy for activating Intangible Heritage and Craft Knowledge, by Eleonora Lupo and Elena Giunta, Politecnico di Milano.

Vortice

Il workshop “la Forma dell’aria” si svolgerà dal 2 al 6 maggio presso la Scuola del Design del Politecnico di Milano, in collaborazione con l’azienda Vortice. Il workshop didattico vuole produrre dei concept strategici per l’azienda Vortice, indirizzati verso il tema dell “tangibilità dell’aria”: Artefatti, sistemi, soluzioni, esperienze, servizi dalle qualità
sensoriali, dialogiche, performative, interattive, narrative, esperienziali, relazionali, sociali, responsive etc. in grado di consentire all’utente una esperienza “aumentata” (multi-sensoriale, interattiva, emozionale…) dell’aria e una maggiore comprensione delle sue qualità e sostenibilità di contesti e comportamenti d’uso, per un nuovo concetto di benessere psico-fisico (innovazione di prodotto e di significato).

E’ possibile visionare da questo link la presentazione di lancio.

I risultati saranno presentati ven 6 maggio alle ore 14.00.

 

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Progetto candidato per il Bando Polisocial Award 2015-16

Il progetto Design solution per il Forum della Città Mondo è stato candidato al Bando Polisocial Award del Politecnico di Milano.

Polisocial è il programma di responsabilità sociale del Politecnico di Milano che favorisce la ricerca scientifica ad alto impatto sociale.

Il Forum della Città Mondo del Comune di Milano è il luogo di partecipazione di centinaia
di associazioni delle numerose comunità internazionali del territorio, soggetti “deboli” per
rappresentatività culturale, politica, territoriale.

L’obiettivo del progetto è teorizzare una strategia innovativa design driven (participatory approach, co-design..) di comunicazione e servizi di supporto ad azioni di integrazione sociale basate sulla cultura. Le attività del Forum testimoniano l’importante ruolo propulsivo delle Comunità nella vita economica, sociale e culturale della città: tuttavia sono ancora poco percepite e visibili dalla comunità Milanese come strategia unitaria di empowerment e networking delle comunità internazionali residenti nel territorio e vengono difficilmente capitalizzate in modelli di capacitazione strutturale e replicabili dalle stesse comunità. L’obiettivo chiave del progetto è quello di attivare un processo partecipato di conoscenza delle esigenze di capacitazione sociale e relazionale del Forum Città Mondo del Comune di Milano al fine di concertare soluzioni e strumenti in grado di abilitare le associazioni che fanno parte del Forum ad una partecipazione attiva“.

Crossing fingers!

Programme 4T

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The Phd School of Politecnico di Milano has launched the new call for application (deadline is 27th of May).

The Phd in Design offers various research topics for specific application: among the others we present the subject of “Material culture in transition: studies on cultural intensive performative artefacts”.

The research project is part of the context of the theoretical and contemporary critical debate on the culture of the project, and wants to investigate and anticipate current and future statutes of the Material Culture concept through the paradigm of performative cultural intensive artefacts. Taken on the basis of the reflection it is the fact that the contemporary design has to operate, thanks – but not solely- to the use of digital technologies and smart materials, in a meta-material world that goes beyond the materiality and often designs an increased materiality (which is obviously related to both artifacts and services, but also to processes and devices, physical but also conceptual) that present, equally important to the physical one, an intangible level related to communication (language, narratives), processes, symbolic meanings, relations (social), temporal, fictional (drama), but also frictional qualities (conflictual because multiple interpretable etc). This new materiality, far from dematerializes, is increasingly occupying the real scene, through meaningful interactions and cultural values that go beyond the object dimension. In this transformation it is necessary deemed an updated theoretical and critical reflection on the concept of material culture, revisiting its statutes and design attitudes, both from a historical point of view, from the anthropological-social one, and envisiong, identifying elements of continuity and discontinuity, and appropriate measures and strategies for innovation. The concept of cultural intensive performing artefacts & systems is introduced in a paradigmatic level to discuss the meaning, the ethical implications and design potential of considering the intangible aspects, “soft”, of things as the barycenter (defined as the need to balance) of the design of the new contemporary material culture.

See more from this link.

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Available online the Proceedings of The Conference Cumulus Milan 2015 “The virtuous circle. Design culture and experimentation” held in Milano June 3-7 2015.

You can browse them fron this link

We recommend the papers of the track Nurturing, chaired by Eleonora Lupo, Sarah Teasley and Paolo Volontè and in particular:

Nurturing Culture, Nurturing design, by E. Lupo, S. Teasley and P. Volontè

Culture driven meta-products: prototypes to support a cultural intensive design practices, by C. Colombi and E. Lupo