Milan’s Public Design Festival 2012
Milan-based non-profit esterni has coordinated its 4th Edition Public Design Festival. The spring event, dedicated to renovating the city life in Milan, will cover public spaces in designs created by professionals and amateurs in hopes of making it a more efficient and attractive city in which to reside.
According to the 2012 Public Design Festival website, the event, set to take place April 17 through the 22nd, has asked community members as well as others interested in participating in the week-long festival to “think public,” a reminder that working together is crucial in order to thrive in a modern era.
“That means sharing thoughts, ideas, and opinions, and being open to exchanges, information, and the development of new projects and collaborations. It means getting to know each other, your neighbours, and your city, with its little squares, lanes, and hidden corners. It means experiencing the city, rather than just cross it, imagining how it could be, and trying to awarely re-design it,” the website said.
Though the event details are still in the works, esterni has created a community on Facebook and Tumblr for updates on the Public Design Festival. In the meantime, check out Dutch design firm OBSERVATORIUM and design community MakerLab.
Photos courtesy of the Public Design Festival website.