Natural and artificial interaction. Symbiotic processes between science, art and design

  • Federica Dal Falco ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome (Italy)
  • Rosanna Veneziano ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania (Italy)
  • Michela Carlomagno ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania (Italy)
Keywords: Anthropocene, natural and the artificial, New European Bauhaus, speculative design, awareness

Abstract

The contribution will focus on how the concept of ‘living’ in the contemporary vision of design, with regard to vegetation, influences design culture, a concept constantly faced with the environmental context through practices of imitation of the logic of natural world interpretation of its evolutionary dynamics, the transformation of its elements and, more recently, with activities that investigate the fragile relationship and coexistence with man, to raise awareness of conscious behaviour. The interpretation of the projects will highlight the visions of contemporary design on the links between the anthropic world and the plant and animal world and will investigate design scenarios aimed at prefiguring possible worlds. Critical reflections will connect to the interdisciplinary New European Bauhaus initiative, which contemplates new synergies between natural and cultural, social inclusion, science and technology.

Author Biographies

Federica Dal Falco, ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome (Italy)

Architect and PhD, she is an Associate Professor of Design at the Department of Planning, Design and Architecture Technology. She researches the history of design, museum communication and design for public space. He is an Academic of the National Academy of Design (Russia) and a Guest Investigator at CIEBA (Portugal).
E-mail: federica.dalfalco@uniroma1.it

Rosanna Veneziano, ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania (Italy)

Architect and PhD, she is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design at the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design. Since 2002 she has been researching design-oriented strategies for local product development.
E-mail: rosanna.veneziano@unicampania.it

Michela Carlomagno, ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania (Italy)

Visual Designer and PhD Candidate in Environment, Design for Innovation, she conducts research on collaborative and transdisciplinary approaches to test new design visions with a particular interest in the context of visual communication, food design and cosmetic products.
E-mail: michela.carlomagno@unicampania.it

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Published
2022-06-30
How to Cite
Dal Falco, F., Veneziano, R. and Carlomagno, M. (2022) “Natural and artificial interaction. Symbiotic processes between science, art and design”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 11(online), pp. 274-287. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/11252022.
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