The Conceptual Devices position around the concept of ”Anti-Products” is explained in a long conversation titled “There is Always an Alternative: System and Productions” with Nathalie du Pasquier, Catharine Rossi, Jerszy Seymour, in Rethinking the Modular. Adaptable Systems in Architecture and Design, Thames & Hudson, 2016, edited by Burkhard Meltzer and Tido von Oppeln, pp. 46-57. [...]
The Japanese edition of ELIOOO, the instruction manual about how to go to IKEA and build a device to grow food in your apartment is out. The book was translated with (my great proud) by the artist Kione Kochi, who spent few months with me at Conceptual Devices working on different projects and proofread by Yoshikazu Eri. [...]
By following the instructions in this book, you will become the manufacturer of an idea. This book is an instruction manual for a product that only exists if you build it. Here are the instructions. I have designed this device so that you can produce your own food, using some inexpensive ikea boxes and the [...]
The Dreaming Wall is published on Design Like You Give a Damn , edited by Architecture for Humanities. Design Like You Give a Damn  is the indispensable handbook for anyone committed to building a more sustainable future. Following the success of their first book, Architecture for Humanity brings readers the next edition, with more [...]
Re-Use, the DIY diary and note pad that reuses discarded A4 was recently published in Design Sosenibile by Paolo Tamborrini, Electa, Milano 2009, pp. 114-115. This book looks into the debate surrounding the role of design on sustainable development, summarizing the most important milestones in a process that has made people aware that design, and [...]
Many years ago (2001) I have made a collection of world maps where political and cultural information were displayed on a demographic basis. It came out what it is now the conceptual world picture that frame our office’s work. The project was titled Human World. The idea is that demographic boom is the frame in [...]
I have contributed to the first issue of “Beyond” with a short urban science fiction story called “the last market”. Series ‘Beyond no.1 – Scenarios and Speculations’ is the first volume of a book series dedicated to new, experimental forms of architectural and urban writing, a bookazine in which, amidst other goodies, an extended network [...]
PhD presentation and defense. IUAV, Palazzo Badoer, Venezia, Italy @ 15.30.
Catalogue of the Exhibition Geodesign, care of Stefano Boeri, Lucia Tozzi and Stefano Mirti. RIKEA is a project realized in collaboration with IKEA and the Balon free market merchant’s community.
Corpi Arredativi, the Catalogue from Alessandro Guerriero’s students work is out (A. Guerriero, M. Bobbioni, D. Crippa, B. Di Prete, Corpi Arredativi, Libreria Clup, 2005; pp. 32-33). Davide and Barbara wrote a nice “about” for me as I was a workshop guest in the course they have collaborated, thank you!
During PhD workshops the risk of dying young are very high. In order to prevent this risk, my friends (Claudio Colla, Matteo Ghidoni, Andrea Petrecca, Martino Tattara, Fabio Vanin) and I decided to apply for a competition that was addressing the issue of “living toghether” as a way to esplore the academical topic and remain [...]
I have made a workshop in an Estonian Kolkhoz. I was invited to talk about it in Venice. This happened to be in a book: “Citying. Pratiche Creative del fare città“, edited by Riccardo Caldura, Venezia Supernova, Venezia, pp. 62-66. In this workshop I have tried to involve the inhabitants. In order to do so [...]
Human World was published on Andrea Branzi‘s Book “Modernità Debole e Diffusa. Il Mondo del Progetto all’Inizio del XXI Secolo“, Skirà, Milano, Italy 2006; pp. 32-33.
Re-Use was published in ADI design Index 2005, Editrice Compositori, Bologna, 2005, pp. 286-287. This publication makes Re-Use as a one of the many potential candidates for the prestigious Italian Design Prize Compasso d’Oro.
Phd in Urban Design @ IUAV workshop results. With Paolo Bozzuto, Lorenzo Fabian, Susanna Loddo, Guido Musante, Diego Tiozzo, in P. Viganò, “New Territories. Situations, Projects, Scenarios for the European City and Territory“, Officina Edizioni, Roma, 2004, pp. 82-95.
Catalogue of the exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Arts Villa Croce, Genoa, Italy, 2003. Care of Marco Scotini. Silvana Editoriale, Genoa, Italy, 2003; pp. 134-135.