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Envisioning futures between utopia and dystopia

Open Polifactory - New

Thursday, 25th May, from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, Polifactory, B3 Building, Campus Bovisa, Via Candiani 72, Milan

When we think about new technologies and the impact they can generate on our daily lives, it is easy to be transported with the imagination into an often dystopian sci-fi movie scenario.

During this appointment we will catapult ourselves into this scenario through the vision of 3 short films that tell us about some possible futures in which the border between humanity and technology will be increasingly blurred.

Next we will reflect on the transformation of the designer profession into a more-than-human perspective together with Laura Galluzzo (Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano), Virginia Tassinari (LUCA School of Arts) and Angeles Briones (Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano)

The closing part is dedicated to an open discussion between the audience and the panelists, followed by a networking aperitivo.

The event will take place on 25th May from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Polifactory, B3 Building, Campus Bovisa, Via Candiani 72, Milan.

You can register here.


Present Francesca Foglieni and Luca Grosso, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano

6 pm - 6:15 pm | Welcome and greetings

6:15 pm - 6.25 pm | Introduction

6.25 pm - 6.55 pm | Projection of short films

6.55 pm - 7.25 pm | Reflections from panelists in response to the questions highlighted above

7.25 pm - 7.40 pm | Open discussion with the audience

7.40 pm | Networking aperitif

To discover all the other initiatives of the program, visit the Open Polifactory page

Open Polifactory, curated and produced by Polifactory, the makerspace and fablab of the Politecnico di Milano, together with the Service Design research group and the Design Policy Lab, is addressed to professors, researchers and students of the Politecnico community, as well as to citizens, designers, professionals and civil servants interested in exploring the advanced perspectives of design culture.