Summer school – Basic Design

Basic Design teaching and workshops – Summer School – July – Venice – IUAV
from 2006 to 2008

Honors: keynote at International Basic Design Conference 2009 and Intervieview for Abitare on line for Stefano Mirti “What is basic design?” read the interview in italian

Since 2006, I collaborated with professor Giovanni Anceschi at the Basic Design course in IUAV, Faculty of Design and Art, Industrial Design undergraduate program. In 2006 we decided to organize a Summer School of Basic Design for PhdStudents: four days workshop to redesign the border of the basic design discipline.

Later I had the chance to speak about the experience at the International Basic Design Conference, July 9,10 – 2009
The School of Doctorate Studies at IUAV University in Venice promoted a two-day conference to talk about Basic Design with the special presence of Professor Ellen Lupton, Maryland Institute College of Art.
This conference was divided in 3 sections:
1) Basic design: from the past to the future
2) Basic design in Italy: present tense
3) New Basic Design in Venice.

My keynote was about the 2006 workshop called: “New Basic Design, the Tradition of the New”, were we revived  some of the major Basic Design exercises done in the Bahuaus, New Bahuaus in Chicago and The School of Ulm (Hochschule für Gestaltung).


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