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INTERNI Material Immaterial

Exhibition Event
(3 - 15 April 2017)

Università degli Studi di Milano - Ca’ Granda ex Ospedale Maggiore
Orto Botanico di Brera dell'Università degli Studi di Milano
Campus Mondadori - Segrate (MI)
The major exhibition-event INTERNI MATERIAL IMMATERIAL (3-15 April) will be organized
in the historic courtyards of the Università degli Studi di Milano, at the Orto Botanico di Brera,
at the former Seminario Arcivescovile and at the Campus Mondadori, during the FuoriSalone 2017 (3-9 April).
The exhibition-event of INTERNI, which reaches its 20th edition in 2017, will feature a series
of micro-architectures, macro-objects and experimental installations created by internationally acclaimed designers, with the aim of breaking down the conventional confines of architecture
and design, opening them to a multidisciplinary approach of contaminations. INTERNI MATERIAL IMMATERIAL will explore design applications not only on the scale of objects and spaces,
but also in terms of processes and systems, including very timely areas ranging from the digital world to communication, all the way to productive systems, with a strong focus on sustainability and new technologies.

THEME
Material Immaterial
The 2017 edition of the exhibition-event of Interni sets out to investigate the relationship between the concrete plane of construction of a project, starting with materials and the technological
and digital modes
of its making, and the conceptual and visionary dimension from which the project comes to life.
INTERNI thus plans to study the dual spirit of design:
- the use of materials, whether natural (stone, wood, glass, metal), hybrid or synthetic, including original types of performance and unexpected results;
- the intellectual and creative path of the designer, between memory and vision, technique and aesthetics, culture and instinct, inspired by the materials and in their application.The theme is designed to revalue the territorial origins and places of belonging of the materials themselves.
The study of this dual design dimension also covers digital innovation: the applications and programs that have changed methods of design, the social and media identities of the protagonists, the companies, the products, the new levels of global connection and communication.