The exploratory activity currently underway at the School and the Design Department of the Politecnico di Milano - as a sort of periscope in search of new horizons – becomes both a lens of observation and a methodological perspective of the project on the new complex calligraphy of the Earth. It would like to generate a New Taxonomy of Contemporary Design that draws its rationale from the increasingly urgent conditions that are ethical and global in nature, which replace the world of design in a new orientation of responsibility towards non-postponable emergencies (both humanitarian and ecological ones). A new cognitive process is therefore required, one that is able to change or even overturn our common approach to the project and that can represent and design new ethics and new geographies that are in development. The aim of the research and design process is experimentation with disciplinary renewal, a new concept of spatial design that passes primarily as a conceptual experiment, and subsequently as a formal (aesthetic) outcome. It intends to sensitize the future generation of designers to the necessary evaluation and inclusion, in the project process, of the extended complexity of the living and their environments towards what could be defined as a shift in interest (Clemént) of our society, towards a redefinition of values, from material products towards intangible products, including the redevelopment of terrestrial environments. The shift in interest is indeed occupied with and preoccupied with what comes next. Moving the axis of signification from the concept of territory to that of the Earth (Glissant, Deleuze), the guidelines of the design activities will respond to the question of different futuristic landscapes and interiorscape seeking a new idea of space that combines the infinitely small (design) with the infinitely large (planetary geographies), towards different and necessary ethics of the project and an interpretative rethinking of Earth space, from Primitivism to the Industrial Revolution to the most recent Ecological-social crisis, towards a new non-Anthropocene Era.

Design futures_ A new taxonomy of contemporary spatial design towards a post- Anthropocene era.

G. Piccinno
2021

Abstract

The exploratory activity currently underway at the School and the Design Department of the Politecnico di Milano - as a sort of periscope in search of new horizons – becomes both a lens of observation and a methodological perspective of the project on the new complex calligraphy of the Earth. It would like to generate a New Taxonomy of Contemporary Design that draws its rationale from the increasingly urgent conditions that are ethical and global in nature, which replace the world of design in a new orientation of responsibility towards non-postponable emergencies (both humanitarian and ecological ones). A new cognitive process is therefore required, one that is able to change or even overturn our common approach to the project and that can represent and design new ethics and new geographies that are in development. The aim of the research and design process is experimentation with disciplinary renewal, a new concept of spatial design that passes primarily as a conceptual experiment, and subsequently as a formal (aesthetic) outcome. It intends to sensitize the future generation of designers to the necessary evaluation and inclusion, in the project process, of the extended complexity of the living and their environments towards what could be defined as a shift in interest (Clemént) of our society, towards a redefinition of values, from material products towards intangible products, including the redevelopment of terrestrial environments. The shift in interest is indeed occupied with and preoccupied with what comes next. Moving the axis of signification from the concept of territory to that of the Earth (Glissant, Deleuze), the guidelines of the design activities will respond to the question of different futuristic landscapes and interiorscape seeking a new idea of space that combines the infinitely small (design) with the infinitely large (planetary geographies), towards different and necessary ethics of the project and an interpretative rethinking of Earth space, from Primitivism to the Industrial Revolution to the most recent Ecological-social crisis, towards a new non-Anthropocene Era.
Design Future_ Online International Conference on Design Futures 2020
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