There will also be a programme of Talks that the Salone del Mobile.Milano and SaloneSatellite will be holding from 7th to 12th June in their respective arenas – “Design with Nature”, in S.Project’s Pavilion 15 and the show dedicated to talented young designers under 35 in Pavilion 3. Amplifying these thoughts, the Salone del Mobile.Milano digital platform will be streaming the Talks so they can be followed virtually, building an archive of stories and experiences that will remain online for consultation.
In Pavilion 15, for “Sustainability: Three Different Episodes” Maria Cristina Didero, Curatorial Director of Design Miami/ 2022, and a consultant and writer, will moderate contributions by Victoria Siddall, non-executive Director of Frieze, Chair of the Trustees of Studio Voltaire, and a founding member and trustee of the Gallery Climate Coalition, Daan Roosegaarde, a creative thinker, artist, innovator and designer, and Eva Feldkamp, founder and Director of All in Awe, a social enterprise that puts architects and designers in touch with non-profit organisations.
Beatrice Leanza, who has helmed international institutions such as the Lisbon Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology and Beijing Design Week will be speaking on “Radical Nature: The Design and Science of Worldbuilding” with designers and thinkers Marjan van Aubel, solar designer, Anab Jain, critical designer and co-founder of the Superflux studio, and Liam Young, exponent of speculative architecture and filmmaker.
Essayist and curator Chiara Alessi, will feature Marco Dambrosio, known as Makkox, an illustrator and television writer, as they discuss and re-imagine the sixty years of the trade fair in “The Real Imaginary Story of the Salone del Mobile”
The programme held in the Arena of Pavilion 3, will feature a lecture by Yves Béhar, the Swiss designer and entrepreneur, entitled Designing for our future selves/Progettare per i nostri domani.
Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design and Director of Research and Development at MoMA, and the journalist, critic and design expert Alice Rawsthorn, will discuss the story behind the project Design Emergency (@design.emergency) with the lecture “There Will Always Be A Design Emergency”. The talk will include a selection of past interviews as concrete examples of how designers are tackling complex challenges in every field.
They will be followed by Franco Lisi, Scientific Director of the Istituto dei Ciechi di Milano and the architect Alberto Apostoli, architect of the project of the Citadel of Wellness, who will discuss the theme of inclusivity and how it is the task of designers to generate wellbeing through their work for people of all ages and abilities and for the environment.
Lastly, the architect Mario Cucinella will chair the meeting promoted by the SOS School of Sustainability|Masters in Sustainable Architecture and Design, with a variety of speakers and #SOS9 students - Academic Year 2021-2022 taking part.
Another contribution to the various reflections comes from “GREEN GRADS. A special British initiative to promote new talent and care for the Planet”. Created by the editor of Design Exchange magazine, David Morris, for the exclusive preview at SaloneSatellite, the 25’ documentary narrates the results of the project of the same name conceived and directed by the design promoter and critic Barbara Chandler (who will present the work to the public) and co-directed by Michael Czerwinski to explore the “green ideas” that have sprung up at universities in the United Kingdom over the last two years. After the presentation on June 7th, a daily repeat is on the schedule.