Abstract: (English) The modernity of the 'ad-hoc’ approach enhanced by the American counter-culture of the Sixties is proved by the numerous events recently dedicated to the topic. If the adhocracy is the opposite of the strict hierarchical and bureaucratic organizations, adhocism represents the art of improvisation, of being able to find rapid solutions in critic situations, according to the typical lifestyle attitude of the Southern parts of the world, where the Do It Yourself practises represent a necessary daily exercise, that nowadays is acquiring an important variable, represented by the democratisation of information technologies and of relation nets. Therefore, the long wave of community of makers has reached Africa as well, thus giving life to something extremely original.
Abstract: (English) The history of Italian design is characterised by a variety of changes gradually occurring within the relationship design-production. These changes are inherently connected to the structural conditions of the Italian industrial fabric, to the technological development, to the economical changes and to the changing conditions of the design demand and offer both in Italy and all over the world. The present chronicle considers Milan and its surroundings as the centre of a series of events that made the Italian design reach the point that it is still maintaining at a worldly level. Moreover, it takes into account the productive sector of furniture and furnishing accessories, which mainly identify Italian design. As any facts revision, also this one has privileged some aspects and excluded some others, in order to reach its own significance.
Abstract: (English) Vasso, Costas and Loukas created papairlines, a creative platform that focuses on exposing the methodologies and process behind all things designed. This article describes their initial steps through 'Once Upon A Sponge' project in order to showcase how creativity and teamwork can be used as assets to overcome budget constrains and lack of recourses. Based on the public’s response the project also illustrates the outreach of design in everyday life.
Abstract: (English) This article begins with Ely Rozenberg’s personal experience, that led him to move to Italy early in his design career. The thought on his experience leads to some considerations on the difficult integration of young designers in the work market and a look at what is currently characterizing design in Israel: the foundation of numerous design start-ups. Case histories presented can bring valuable advice to young designers.
Abstract: (English) ‘Adhocracy' is the exhibition curated by Joseph Grima at the first Istanbul Design Biennial, but more that it is a concept, a tool, a tentative answer to the question of the evolving role of the practical design, the designer and the user-producer in our contemporary society.
In this article the ‘pr-ojects’ described provide some provocative answers to the following questions:Why are we talking about design in Istanbul? How does the open-source system and 3D printing change the production and authorship of objects? How does open-design empower the user? And thus, what are the social and political implications of networking and sharing knowledge of new technologies?
Abstract: (English) From the historical point of view, there has never been a continious relationship between the Croatian production sector and Croatian product designers. The situation we are facing today is more positive at the moment. On one side we have the renewal of collaboration between designers and the most successfull industries on the domestic market, and on the other, there are some young talented individuals who self produce and whose products have already been widely recognized as neccessary and valuable.
Abstract: (English) The term “agrindustrial” was introduced in İzmir as the title of the 1st symposium in April 2005 for the first time, and anticipated the current lines of research as defined by the European Union. Today the issue of food and agriculture along with their related activities is one of the main subjects of scientific research, as defined in priority by Horizon 2020, the instrument of the European Commission to support research and innovation for the period 2014-2020. This article gives brief information about what has been done and experienced within the events based on the theme of 'design in agricultural industries' thus 'agrindustrial design'.