Texts, drawings, photos are media I use to communicate my random and kaleidoscopic thoughts.
Umberto Boccioni 1911
The work collected in this blog would like to be platform to raise doubts, open questions and trigger discussions on the experience of the everyday; drawings, words and depictions are personal “frames” that portray my(V yours) interpretation of the real.
My interest is to create gaps of time and space to re-present the ‘unfamiliarity’ of the real, which displays to each of us the plethora of complexities rather than uniformed diversities.
What is the role of design in the 2.0 society? Which is the social value of visual communication in a world where images, as main gateways, lead access to different parallel worlds? My vision and practise investigate this specific context by which design becomes social service, i.e. a tool that enable communication. Because of the pervasive and consistent use of displayers or interfaces, which indefinitely project images that make one trespass many contemporary lives – service, health, leisure, work, … – I ask myself how I can contribute. How can my work help to increase critical acknowledgment of reality? Shall I produce many other “images” for the community’s pleasure and entertain, and be part of contemporary endless consumption? Or shall I work for society, enter the system like a code and contribute to modify the algorithm? Through enquires I aim to take this last direction driven by curiosity and concerns. Likewise my main reference, Luigi Pirandello, whose art – theatre – made his audience wonder by mystifying it with the intent to raise questions, I aim to work along the same route; by means of engaging “images” I enhance and divert anyone’s experience and perception of the real. I also refer to philosopher Slavoj Žižek, political theorist Chantal Mouffe, the Italian avant-garde theatre from 1960s-1970s and many others for the investigation of the Real, which is core element of my ideas. Center of my work is the intimacy of the everyday, which shapes the individual identity via tangible experience. The body, its senses and its material relation to space become my territory of investigation. For this reason I work thorough the concept of the unfamiliar: I act to challenge the visual realm beyond appearances. There is no need to make any blowing action; subtle movements, based on resilient factors, are much more capable of creating indexes of changes and innovation. My design practice would like to achieve social impact by innovation for the better. I would like to partecipate in the collective construction of a 2.0 democracy where technology helps our everyday life. My work pursues to give human tangible and sensorial opportunities to re-observe reality, by means of doubts and questions.
The “home” I currently use to “exercise” and test my ideas is the Royal College of Art in London. Together with colleagues and students I try to practice work that helps society with grow innovation through critical observation of everyday events.