The Expo as Global Village, Milan, June 19th – 25th, 2016
Deadline: 30th of May
Call for Participants
We are looking for interested students and industry professionals to apply to participate in our interdisciplinary design event.
The Expo as Global Village: Future Ways of Living event will explore how new media technologies will impact our daily lives and how they will transform societal systems over the next 10 years. This will be done using the Milan Expo grounds as a case study for imagining how these transformations will manifest. This event will be organized by the Institute without Boundaries (IwB), a Toronto-based academic program, think tank, and studio that offers unique educational experiences and professional services.
The event is taking place in the last two weeks of June at the former Milan Expo site.
Participants will be introduced to the project via a screening of the Future Ways of Living film and receive a copy of the book that showcases results of last year’s IwB Summer School, as well as meet the authors to review the previous work. This will contextualize the project for participants and give them starting points upon which they will be building more tangible plans for implementation during this charrette. Recordings of talks from project partner Meet the Media Guru on relevant themes will be screened for participants before the event as a kickoff.
Hosted by the Institute without Boundaries, this intensive charrette will engage over 60 participants from various academic and professional backgrounds to co-develop, envision and design how technologies can change our lives over the next ten years using the Milan Expo fairgrounds as a laboratory where those visions can be realized. Expert industry advisors will be brought in to review the work of teams with feedback informed by their practical expertise. A digital publication and trailer for a documentary film will be completed and showcased at the closing event.
Following the charrette, core participants from each team will work to create a publication that captures the content and core ideas from the charrette process. An exhibition for the Triennale will also be left behind showcasing the work completed during the charrette.
If you are looking for a fun professional development experience, impressive resume project, and an opportunity to be a part of a global dialogue regarding how we will live in the future, I invite you to join us. By participating in this charrette you will be included in the final publication, short film and, you can help shape the future of the Milan Expo site. Participation in these events is free of charge, but you would have to find your own accommodations and make your way to Milan.
If you are interested in attending, please fill out the form located here.
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