Venice 2014

VENICE// IN RESIDENCE // SEPTEMBER 2014

Antonio participated with IN-Residence to the 14th edition of the Venice Biennial, following the invitation to share its research and contributions in collaboration with the Swiss Pavilion curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Taking place at the Swiss pavilion in the Arsenal during the Biennial of Architecture - the theme was “Today Was Tomorrow”. Antonio shared the experience with other designers such as Atelier NL, Daphna Laurens, Itahy Ohaly, Brynjar Sigurðarson and Studio Swine and students from the Design Academy of Eindhoven, the ECAL Lausanne, IAAD Torino, IUAV Venice and Polytechnic of Turin. The theme of the workshop was deeply connected to Antonio’s recent research and to his approach of Design. Nowadays, designers like to question themselves on how they can predict the future needs by looking as well into the past as a new way of imagining the future. He, with his partner in crime Lonny Van Ryswyck, decided to base their workshop on the theme of partnership - the partnership of yesterday, today and tomorrow. The project was based on organising a real “paper wedding”. This life event had to be organised in a few hours by the students of the IN-Residence workshop. Antonio says: ‘It has been a wonderful experience - a fun and interesting way of approaching an interesting theme that I have constantly in my research and my approach to design. The entire workshop was based on this feeling of “spontaneity” and on the quality of unpremeditated thoughts and acts.’

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IN Residence 2014