Salone del Mobile is at the door. Here two events where Conceptual Devices will be involved: Rethink the Modular, 16th of April at 18.30. A panel about “Systems and Production. There is always a Solution“, discussion with Catharine Rossi, Nathalie du Pasquier, Antonio Scarponi / Conceptual Devices (Me), and Jerszy Seymour, at Salone dei Tessuti, [...]
I have been invited by Hiromi Hosoya and Markus Schaefer, founders of Hosoya Schaefer Architects, to participate at this year Salon Swisse and initiate an ambitious program of events focusing on questions around urban development in Switzerland and the increasing pressure of urbanization worldwide. An informal meeting in which I was invited to make a [...]
An interview about ELIOOO was just aired in the UK television on the first show fully dedicated to hydroponics: hydroshow. Thanks to Nick Stokoe for interviewing me.
Once upon a time fifteen minutes of popularity. Then the world population grew and the minutes become three. These are the one I deserved, at least in the Swiss Television celled TeleZueri. This video was shot in my office by a very talented guy, Roland Kessler, who also did the editing, for the famous program called [...]
Looks like I am going to talk at the Zurich CreativeMornings crowd on June the 22nd. It will be in the same place as my office, but in the attic of the building in the Kantine Hermerschloo. It will start at coffee time, 8.30 am. I will post my talk via twitter in real time, [...]
We live in an historical time where there is the need to re-found a new avangard. We have the cultural responsibility to build a new present: make a tabula rasa and start all over again. The old cultural categories in which we used to operate do not make sense anymore. The only way to proceed [...]
Next Thursday, within the context of The Revolution to Smash Global Capitalism at Cabaret Voltaire Zurich I will engage in a discussion with Francesca Recchia around the topic of AZADI. In this workshop we will collects materials, images andwill also invite Twitter users to contribute under the hashtag of #AZADI. We will collect tweets, images, [...]
One of our clients, the start-up UrbanFarmers, was invited to speak at TEDx Zurich to present their urban agricultural concept: good food from the roof. UrbanFarmers is indeed working on the mission to install aquaponic agricultural system on the top of otherwise unused building roofs. Aquaponics is a farming technique that allows to grow fish [...]
I will participate to a seminar in Milano during design week about sustainability and communication. My talk will be titled “Objects, Systems, Behaviours, of a Sustainable Design“. But I will have only forty minutes (instead of the three days the talk title would require) so I will basically present some projects we have done at [...]
Between the 10-12.12.2010 in SOHO FACTORY complex, Mińska Street 25, Warsaw, Just Undo It and Wired Unplugged will be presented within the Przetwory (recycle) festival. For this occasion a new project will be unveiled. More information soon. On Sunday the 12 at 13.00 I will talk about Triangular Design Manifesto. Eco-friendly design bound with recycling [...]
I’ve got a strange call the other Saturday morning. A remote voice from Korea at the other side of my phone was saying: “We saw your hoodie item (Just Undo It) on your site. We think it’ s really great and we would like to make an interview with you. This will be broad casted [...]
Last August I had a nice and somehow unexpected studio visit by David Mohney, dean of the Curry Stone Design Prize. He sent me some very general questions about me, about my work and about what the price meant to me as one of the finalists of the 2008 edition. It turned out as a [...]
Conferenza Antonio Scarponi, giovedi 10_12_09 H 15:00, Politecnico di Milano_Sede Piacenza_Aula 6.
Friday 16 th October at 11.00 am talk “Manuali Metropolitani / istruzioni per l’uso” @ festival della creatività, sala dell’arco, fortezza da basso, Firenze.
Last November I was invited to discuss about “urban narrative” in Göteborg, Sweden, an event organized by Squid. I have then wrote some notes in form of manifesto in order to clear what I had to say about it in relation to my practice. My “manifesto” was basically conceived as a platform to start a [...]
Intervention at Lusso Essenziale: convention/exhibition/concert at MACRO Future, Rome, may 21-22-23, around Low Cost culture. An event organized by Lowcoster.
PhD presentation and defense. IUAV, Palazzo Badoer, Venezia, Italy @ 15.30.
Artistic production is always situated in a localized setting and informed by cultural, social and economical backgrounds. Therefore, one can argue that being site-specific is unavoidable in artistic practices. Site-specificity becomes increasingly explicit when cultural practitioners situate their work in the city, where such backgrounds are highly politicized and outline public debates – dealing with [...]
The recipient of the Curry Stone Design Prize will be announced on September 25, 2008 at the IdeaFestival in Louisville, Kentucky. Since 2000, the IdeaFestival has attracted leading and highly diverse thinkers from around the world to showcase and discuss important ideas in science, the arts, design, business, film, technology, education, and other disciplines, to promote [...]