Design and creativity, development and production meet in Bologna for the second edition of Bologna Design Week.
From Wednesday, September 28 to Saturday, October 1 – anticipated by two preview days on September 26 and 27 – and at the same time of Cersaie, Bologna Design Week will be proposing a rich programme of cultural events, exhibitions and designs talks in many historical palaces and locations of Bologna. From Palazzo Pepoli Museo della Storia di Bologna, to Palazzo Isolani, from Piazza Maggiore to Teatro Anatomico dell’Archiginnasio from ex Ospedale dei Bastardini to Palazzo Hydra, from Palazzo Zambeccari to Palazzo De’ Toschi, from Galleria Cavour to the ex Atelier Corradi. Private galleries and showrooms will be involved too, with themed itineraries animating the city for a week dedicated to project cultures and to cultural and creative industries.
Bologna Design Week is a cultural event mapping the diffused creativity and activating new collaborations between institutions, companies, designers, university, research boards, associations and private realities. The mapping process is developed through co-design and participated project priciples. All data are open-souce and available on the website bolognadesignweek.com.
This second edition of BDW is announced to be rich in novelties and events. Some examples: Palazzo Pepoli hosts Miniature Exhibition - 100 sedute classiche by Vitra, and the screening “Amare Gio Ponti” directed by Francesca Molteni. Piazza Maggiore is the stage for the project by Turkishceramics, “Sinan: The First Starchitect”. Palazzo Isolani rooms house installations by firms and designers. Palazzo Zambeccari hosts the winners’ exhibition of A’ Design Award & Competition, while at Palazzo de’ Toschi there is the symposium Wearabil_IT by Università di Bologna, to discuss the new challenges and oppurtunities that the meeting of fashion and wearable computing may offer. At Teatro Anatomico, in the Archiginnasio Palace, Dissezioni del quotidiano are special lessons given by Alberto Meda, Marco Zanuso jr. and Marco Zito, and introduced by Mario Turci and Flaviano Celaschi, about the objects in relation with users’ body. Galleria Cavour, meeting point of fashion, art and design, hosts events and installations by Cappellini and Paolo Castelli inside the luxury gallery and in the temporary store of Giampaolo Gazziero. The ex Atelier Corradi is the showroom for international fashion designers gathered in the exhibition Fashion & Design. The ex Ospedale dei Bastardini hosts different projects. Among them, the exhibition Play Design features the 10 selected projects of the international competition promoted in collaboration with Comune di Bologna, IncrediBOL! and the network UNESCO Creative Cities. The theme of the exhibition is the connection between design and music, according to different possibilities and fields of application: design of musical instruments, design of spaces dedicated to musical practice, design of objects related to the enjoyment of music, sound design. At ex Ospedale dei Bastardini also on show the projects and prototypes by the students of the invited universities, such as Corso in Design del prodotto industriale and Corso in Culture e tecniche della moda of Università di Bologna, UNIRSM Design della Repubblica di San Marino, and IAAD – Istituto d Arte Applicata e Design di Torino. The Info and Press area has the furniture by Matteo Ragni per Essent’ial. Palazzo Hydra is the venue for the photographic project dedicated to the Bologna prestigious inner locations curated by Engel&Voelkers, in collaboration with Molteni&C and Vitra.
New of this edition is BDW Live. Each month starting from May, some appointments have anticipated BDW 2016, in collaboration with Ex Forno MAMbo, with the format is 6 DESIGNER X 5 MINUTI (6 designers for 5 minutes).
Bologna Design Week is an event YOUTOOL//design out of the box, in collaboration with Comune di Bologna, IncrediBOL! and Confcommercio Ascom Bologna. With the support of Comune di Bologna, Istituzione Biblioteche Bologna, Archiginnasio, Bologna Welcome, CERSAIE and many other realities.