Open Borders

Exhibition Event
(11 - 24 April 2016)

Università degli Studi di Milano - Ca’ Granda ex Ospedale Maggiore
Orto Botanico di Brera

The major Exhibition Event INTERNI OPEN BORDERS (11-30 April 2016) is organized in the historic courtyards of the Università degli Studi di Milano and the Orto Botanico di Brera during the FuoriSalone 2016 and the XXI Triennale Internazionale (2 April - 12 September 2016). 

The new INTERNI Exhibition Event, in its 19th edition in 2016, will present macro-objects, micro-architectures and installations created by internationally acclaimed designers, setting out to get beyond the conventional boundaries of Architecture and Design, opening to a multidisciplinary approach of contamination.

The Exhibition Event will explore the possible applications of the project not only for objects and spaces, but also for processes and systems, including uncharted and very timely spheres ranging from the digital world to communication, logistics to distribution, all the way to production systems, with a maximum focus on sustainability and new technologies.

The initiatives of INTERNI regularly challenge the borderlines between Architecture and Design, balanced between the two disciplines, which by nature tend to probe beyond disciplinary frontiers: INTERNI OPEN BORDERS sets out to enhance this approach in a context of freedom of expression and experimentation.

The theme of opening borders will not focus only on possible new fields of application of architecture and design. It takes on aspects of enhancement of territories, seen as project identities of a national character, but also as districts of expertise and a cultural element that characterizes individual designers

In this sense, INTERNI OPEN BORDERS presents itself as a point of encounter to nurture the expression of national, district and personal identities, but also to generate wide-ranging interactions and exchanges on the various scales of the project.

The designers will be asked to create installations that engage the audience and prompt interaction whenever possible, to offer a unique set of emotional and sensory experiences during the visit to the locations: this can be achieved by using materials and technologies made available by the partners of the various projects or by employing technical means that make it possible to work in an immaterial way, creating virtual settings of great impact.