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SuperDesign Show—Design for Life by Dassault Systèmes

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Morphosis Installation, Milan 2019. Courtesy of Dassault Systèmes.

Dassault Systèmes held its Design for Life program at Superstudio Più during Milan Design Week 2019 (April 9-13). The event expressed the synergy between design, science and art can contribute to making the world more resilient, sustainable, and regenerative.

The French company partnered with Morphosis for its main installation: Interfaces, which showcased how processes and the language of design are used to solve urban challenges. 

During Future Talks, thought leaders from companies such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Honda Power Products, Dassault Systèmes, Toshiko Mori Architect, MINI Living, and more, offered an exciting mix of presentations; the exhibition showcased how designers and innovators tackle complex challenges. Open Conversations with design practitioners and innovators delved deeper into topics and provided practical insights; Design Stories were hands-on explanations of how design approaches solve everyday challenges and prepare us for the future.

Each day of this very rich program was constructed around a specific theme: Matter (April 9) looked at the new role of designers in rematerializing the world. Human (April 10) considered how human interaction with machines changes us. Space (April 11) investigated the tremendous potential of regenerative design. Living (April 12)  looked at how design can advocate for social change. Social Forward (April 13) was a future-focused day that revolved around how design changes our relationship to the world and how it helps us achieve our ideals.

Dassault Systèms sent its crew around the city to pick out a few of their favorite exhibitions. Watch the video below to get the highlights.


About the Author

American artist Erin Tallman is a journalist for various online publications and is the Editor in Chief of AgriExpo e-magazine and ArchiExpo e-magazine. She has published three books, including her first novel.

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