The Triennale 2016 to tackle the role of design in a globalized world

The Triennale di Milano

The Triennale di Milano 2016 hosts today its first meeting dedicated to its theme “XXIst century - Design after Design”. This meeting will allow the scientific committee of the Triennale to explain the philosophy behind the theme, its objectives and the questions that it raises.

Today’s event is essential in the preparation of the Expo as it will present the theme to international experts and participants and sharpen the vision of the organizers themselves. The meeting will be inaugurated by Claudio de Albertis - president of the Triennale Institution and Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales - Secretary General of the BIE, who will give the opening speech.

The Triennale was the first Exhibition held under the auspices of the BIE in 1933. Since then, and until 1996, 13 editions have been organized under the BIE competence. The Expo is managed by the Milan Triennale Insitution, a unique cultural body dedicated to exhibitions and events in the field of architecture, design and crafts. According to the Secretary General of the BIE "The Triennale has been an engine of culture and society reflecting and interpreting the transformation of the 20th and 21st centuries.”

After a break of almost 20 years, the BIE and La Triennale are working together again to prepare the 2016th edition of this inspiring event. The theme “XXIst Century - Design after Design” will address key issues such as the impact of globalisation and communication technologies on design, the transformations following the 2008 crisis, the relationship between cities and design, design research as a circular activity or the art of design and anthropology.

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