Collapse, from the CAOS exhibition

POLITECNICO DI MILANO : Caos (Chaos)

DAMN° Magazine March 2016


This exhibition, focused on the subject of chaos as an interpretation of the contemporary world, is the result of the Interior Design Laboratory, part of the first year Master’s course headed by teachers Andrea Branzi, Michele De Lucchi, and Francesca Balena Arista in the Design department at the Politecnico di Milano, under the supervision of Marco De Santi, Paola Silva Coronel, and Chiara Fauda Pichet. The students have been invited to think about the living spaces of people today, where habitats tend only to be partially organised according to traditional domestic functions; instead, they’re places of unexpected, changeable situations and activities. Realised by the students, the 14 models on display are made at a scale of 1:10. They describe evocative and narrative sceneries, and each is extremely different from the next. A new, revealing vision is emerging. Chaos is no longer seen as a disaster caused by an absence, but as a positive presence: once we thought that we needed rules, today we do not. Chaos is the law governing the Universe.

Andrea Branzi, Michele De Lucchi, and Francesca Balena Arista, with Marco De Santi, Paola Silva Coronel, and Chiara Fauda Pichet Exhibition design: Marco De Santi. In collaboration with: OIKOS, colour and matter for architecture


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