Author: Virginia Tassinari

ServDes Rio de Janeiro (BZ), 12 July 2023 with Arturo Escobar, Ezio Manzini & Virginia Tassinari and contributions by Yoko Akama, Daniela Sangiorgi, Connor Smith and Carla Cipolla. The concept of “care,” with all its implications, is not new but has gained new significance in recent years, particularly in relation to the ecological transition. Care […]

June 15 2022 (16:00-18:30 CEST) Politecnico di Milano, Campus Durando. Building B1 – Room Castiglioni, 3rd floor Via Durando 10, 20158 – Milano (IT) You can attend the event by signing up for a Free Ticket via Eventbrite. The event will also be streamed live. Facing the Anthropocene for designing today means not only to […]

Tuesday May 24th 2022 – 10am-12pm cet Z33, House for Contemporary Art, Design & Architecture in Hasselt. The talk can be viewed here. In this “DESIS Philosophy Talk #7.6 The Politics of Nature – A Conversation with Annemarie Mol”, organised by UHasselt, LUCA School of Arts (EMA Genk)/KU Leuven, PXL-MAD and Z33, we explore the idea […]

August 17th, 2021 – 13:00-16:00 @ NORDES2021 (online) Liesbeth Huybrechts, Oswald Devisch, Mela Zuljevic (UHasselt) Virginia Tassinari, Annalinda de Rosa (Politecnico Di Milano) Ezio Manzini (DESIS Network, Politecnico di Milano) Contributions by Cristiano Storni and Mark Marshall (Limerick University), Anna Seravalli and Ann Light (Malmö University), Panayotis Antoniadis and Seppe De Blust  (ETH Zurich), Maurizio […]

July 7th, 2021 – 9u45-12:00 @ 39th Albi-Nîmes Médiations Semiotiques. Conference, Design, Semiotics and Philosophy. How to address the anthropocene (Nîmes, FR) and on Zoom Emanuele Coccia, Ezio Manzini and Virginia Tassinari engage in a conversation and explore how both design for social innovation and philosophy are currently reflecting on ways to reframe their discourses, […]

Opening event of the International Doctoral School “MORE-THAN-HUMAN FUTURES | Reframing design knowledge provotyping for human-non-human ecologies”, organised by the PhD programme in Design of Politecnico di Milano Many designers are currently experimenting and “provotyping” more-than-human futures, to step out of an anthropocentric and patriarchal mindset, and to envision new ways to intend design’s political […]

The video of our wonderful online conversation “The Politics of Nature: Designing for an Ontological Turn” during PDC2020-ImagenFest is finally online. You can enjoy it below. The conversation was organised by Virginia Tassinari, Arturo Escobar, Ezio Manzini, Liesbeth Huybrechts & Annalinda De Rosa, and contains further, eye-opening contributions from Mario Blazer, Marisol de la Cadena and […]

UPDATE: video now online (see below) Organised by Virginia Tassinari, Ezio Manzini, Arturo Escobar, Liesbeth Huybrechts and Annalinda De RosaZoom conversation @PDC2020 Manizales 15:30-17:00 COT – Brussels 22:30-00:00 CEST Today’s environmental emergency requires specific efforts in terms of thinking/acting in designing. The consequences of anthropocentric ways of producing, consuming and living are becoming painfully clear. Design […]