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The Earth Seen from the Moon. Workshop for planning the XXIII Triennale Milano

After the event is before the event. The thematic exhibition by Paola Antonelli for the last Triennale Milano, “Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival”, aroused a great deal of attention. Now the attention is shifting towards planning for the upcoming XXIII Triennale in 2022. A  workshop entitled “The Earth Seen from the Moon” was held for this purpose in mid June. It was the first of three workshops intended to deal with a few key issues of the present era and accompany the selection of the theme and curator. The discussion, which was held in English and can be followed on YouTube, took place at a delicate moment when many countries were coming close to reopening after the public-health emergency. Not only was there debate surrounding a new awareness of personal fragility in the context of the pandemic and beyond, the workshop also took time to analyse key questions such as social regeneration and learning cities, even reaching the question of a new culture for a new world. Alongside Stefano Boeri, president of the Milan Triennale, and Paola Antonelli, from MoMA, there were many experts who participated in the largely online workshop, including anthropologist Maryan Ismail; astrophysicist Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta from the European Space Agency; Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries in London; Bernd Scherer, director of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin; and Matthew Claudel, from MIT in Boston.

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