Hurrah? #brokennature opens in Milan featuring our take on alternative futures
04 March 2019 Dee Halligan
‘Design Takes on Human Survival’ is the subtitle of Broken Nature, this years Milan Triennale exhibition. Accepting that human life on earth is unlikely to persist, it considers what ‘a more elegant ending’ might look like. It’s a grand survey which celebrates design’s ability to offer powerful insight into the big issues of our age. Dark? Definitely! But strangely optimistic at the same time.
Included in a tight selection of projects that are ‘having an impact in tackling urgent environmental and social predicaments’ is our very own homegrown, creative problem-solving programme Fixperts. Now run in over 40 universities worldwide, Fixperts is a learning and engagement programme that proposes a type of socially motivated ingenuity we believe to be foundational to the type of ‘restorative design’ they recommend.
Fixperts is also currently featuring in The Design Museum’s New Old now at Pratt Manhattan Gallery in New York and the V&A’s Future Starts Here at ArkDes in Stockholm; now with the most elaborate presentation yet at the Triennale di Milano Broken Nature, we’re really proud to be the facilitators of a programme which has developed such power and resonance.
WHAT WE DO
We’ve curated exhibitions, delivered activity programmes and publications, and shaped the purpose and identity of the organisations and institutions that house them.
Facing uncertain futures, we’ve been speculating about cities and high streets, museums and shops, communities, work and education.
We’ve designed workshops and facilitated conversations, enabling big, complex and/or diverse groups of people articulate and shape their ideas
We create tools, formats and programmes, that motivate and inspire learners to unlock their potential and shift their horizons