Italian Design Day 2018: Aldo Cibic | Designing Sustainability

Feb 23, 2018 410

The Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, in collaboration with DZINE, are pleased to present architect and designer Aldo Cibic, a co-founder of the Memphis movement, who has developed over the years a number of research projects that investigate different levels of the meaning of sustainability. Find out more. DZINE Showroom - 128 Utah St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Friday, March 2 – 6:00pm | RSVP Required

Cibic’s presentation will outline the work that has been done so far together with universities and design institutions, and will also point at future pathways. The purpose of his research is to stimulate the best design, planning and innovation conversations, and provide a fully up-to-date source of data to help design and dream of a greater future.

Born in 1955, Aldo Cibic was a founding member of the Memphis movement. His research has developed ideas around the "design of services" and focused on projects, such as The Solid Side (1995) and New Stories New Design (2002), that offered a new mode of designing places based on social interactions. Two more projects, Microrealities (2004) and Rethinking Happiness (2010), were presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale, where Cibic has also been curator of the Arts & Craft pavilion in 2015. He currently teaches at the Politecnico and Domus Academy in Milan, and at the IUAV in Venice. He lives and works between Milan and San Francisco, believing that the Bay Area is a laboratory for the future and for the role played by technology, nature and social dynamics.

The second edition of Italian Design Day--an initiative of Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation--brings "ambassadors" of Italian culture (designers, entrepreneurs, journalists, critics, communicators, educators) to various locations around the world to illustrate how Italian Design permeates the fields of art, culture, and social organization, integrating an unprejudiced experimentation with the solidity of Italy’s traditional handicrafts.

SOURCE: IIC San Francisco

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