This summer’s extra heat has affected many things, including our strenght in closing this issue. But here we are, with a fine selection of all our favorite neo-local ingredients. We hope you will enjoy them too.
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At the end of an alarmingly hot summer that reminds us, once again, how we need to change our attitude towards the environment and to start taking seriously care of our planet, here’s our blog’s new issue.
Natural and traditional materials as cork, re-invented through design, a great and simple idea to make us think about our production paradigms, embracing a new way to time and nature. Auto-construction, re-discovering traditional crafts techniques. Formal and informal design communication to convey the quality of things. A book that re-evaluates the role of identity and place, and the amazing tale of the few skilled craftswomen who sent the man to the moon with the simplicity of knowing their craft.
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A book by Stefano Follesa re-writes a map for designing things, beyond modern’s euphoria for the uniform and the global.
A blog by Emilio Gil dedicated to the work of the pioneers of Spanish graphic design.
Two different approaches to problem solving, in a beautiful volume on the genesis of the Apollo spacesuits. An example that can remind us how expertise, sensitivity and passion are the key elements for any successful human design.
How can we combine the process of promoting day-to-day city space’s quality and accessibility and Tactical Urbanism: an approach to local urban regeneration based on short-term, low-cost, readily replicable actions and scalable transformations?
Anonymous ingenuity in a study by Daniele Pario Perra, that has resulted in two books, one exhibit, a website and a thematic park. From North Europe to the South of the Mediterranean, for a project permanently ‘in progress’.
An association, a workshop and an educational project, this first ‘Refugees Company for Craft and Design’ works in Berlin for new possible forms of integration, by exploring the social and political value of doing-designing.
In the home of Emilio Lussu, Italian writer and politician, a small workshop pursues the rediscovery of Sardinian traditional handmade weaving. To secure an existing knowledge, but looking forward.
A small exhibit at the Nivola Museum in Orani, Sardinia, unveils an original and intimate side of the formal research of the italian designer Michele de Lucchi.