materials

In this page you find the materials presented in class during the course.

September, second week: Introduction. Everything is manipulation sometimes this is good (part 1).

September, third week: Introduction. Everything is manipulation sometimes this is good (part 2).

September, third week: Japan. Form follows fiction (the walkman and the zen garden).

September, fourth week: Tokyo or the city as a mirror. Tengu and other stories.

September, fourth week: Tokyo story n. 1: how to get from 0.2% (economic growth rate) to 282.739.130.435 euro (money stuck in non-performing loans): useful data on current Japan)

October, first week: Tokyo story n. 2: Design by web

October, first week: Tokyo story n. 3: Artificial vs natural: new Japanese landscapes, from teahouse to Skidome

October, second week: Tokyo story n. 4: Tokyo Voids

October, second week: Tokyo story n. 5: Folding to minimum terms to get the most out of things

October, third week: My life with the tuk tuk

October, third week: DabbaWallas

October, fourth week: A “how-to” guide (or: the cultural event in the age of technical reproducibility)

October, fourth week: Geodesign, the people of a city

November, first week: Geodesign: a visual diary

November, first week: Multiverse, Torino and design

November, second week: Ettore Sottsass + Video: The life and times of Ettore Sottsass.

November, second week: ...no, no, but I was making architecture doing ceramics, jewels… (an interview to Ettore Sottsass).

November, third week: There is no answer because there is no question (on high & low & pop culture) (in italian)

November, third week: Achille Castiglioni: office/museum + his curious bio… (in Italian)

November, fourth week: Milano Fuori Salone: a diary (in italian)

December, first week: Charles and Ray Eames: Power of Ten, Lounge Chair Assembly, SX-70.

December, second week: Inside IDEO (part 1), (part 2), (part 3)

December, third week: Real Doll: Design and sex industry.

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(image above: Material Connexion archive)

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