Triennale di Milano

01/03/2019 - 01/09/2019

Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival



The 22nd edition of the Triennale di Milano International Exhibition will take place from 1 March to 1 September 2019 under the theme Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival. Triennale di Milano 2019 received formal recognition from the General Assembly of the BIE on 12 June 2018, and is supported by the members of Fondazione La Triennale di Milano: the Italian Government, the Lombardy region, the City of Milan, and the Milan, MonzaBrianza, and Lodi Chamber of Commerce.

The theme of the 22nd edition of the Triennale di Milano aims to reflect on the relationship between humans and nature, and will show how design can offer new insight into the key issues of our age, interpreting its mutations and challenges.

The XXII Triennale will gather the international design community — designers, architects, artists, institutions, universities, schools, organizations, companies, and other partners from all over the world — for a rich, lively, and productive exchange in order to define the idea of “restorative” design and to establish a new field of research and action.

The XXII Triennale will look unabashedly towards the future, highlighting innovative and inspiring ways to repair humanity’s damaged relationship with nature.

Under the curatorship of Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design and Director of Research & Development at The Museum of Modern Art, this 22nd edition of the Triennale di Milano prompts a shift in thinking about the environment. By turning its attention to human existence and persistence, the XXII Triennale will promote creativity in monitoring and repairing our species’ bonds with the complex systems in the world around us and within ourselves.

The 22nd edition of the Triennale will comprise a thematic exhibition produced by La Triennale di Milano and organised by the curatorial team with the support of an Advisory Committee, and a selection of international projects. These will be solicited through official invitations, and projects will be promoted by governments, foundations, universities, and other institutions from across the world.

Participation in the XXII Triennale will be broadly diverse in topics, perspectives, contexts, and geographies, illustrating different cultural traditions and their capacity to respond in original ways to the theme of the event.

All exhibitions will be installed within the spaces of the Triennale di Milano and the surrounding areas of Parco Sempione, where the Palazzo dell’Arte — the building housing the Triennale — is located. The XXII Triennale will be complemented by an ambitious programme of events — with conferences, panels, workshops, screenings, performances, and concerts — for people of all ages.