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SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY: A KEY POINT CONNECTING MILAN TO OSAKA YDD 2018

Sustainable mobility is the mobility model that enables movement with minimal environmental and territorial impact.

Nowadays there are very different kind of transport vehicles we can choose between to move around the city. We can go to school, to office or wherever we want to go by car, bus, underground, motorcycle, taxi and so on.

All these kinds of vehicles contribute to pollution level’s growth.

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The challenges associated with growing traffic, especially in cities, are significant and threaten to become insurmountable. And despite the wide range of ways to get around, there have never been so many people who lack access to transportation or the means to use transportation.

Yet another impact was an increase in sedentary lifestyles, causing and complicating a national epidemic of obesity, and accompanying dramatically increased health care costs.

As the interest and the sensitivity towards pollution problems and sustainability are increasing among society, much are the less polluting solutions that were born (car and bike sharing to mention some).

Sustainable mobility is the purpose which guides Clementina Chiarini and Nicolò Cellina in the project they presented us for The Youth Design Day 2018 edition.

Clementina Chiarini and Nicolò Cellina

Clementina and Nicolò are 24 and 25 years old and are two Italian Architecture students.

The two young students are very glad for the opportunity that we gave them to bring their project in a country which has always considered the theme of sustainable mobility as something truly necessary for the planet’s need to reduce pollution.

In fact, Japan was one of the first countries to internationally highlight the importance of adopting more eco-sustainable behaviors.

Here what they say about their Sustainable Mobility project:

A […] is what you need to move around the city: no traffic, no pollution and no sedentary people! It is special because it is craft made. It is a prototype based in a digital model that you can customize according to your body and your tastes.


Continue to follow us to discover how Clementina and Nicolò developed their idea of Sustainable Mobility to make it more accessible!

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Broken Nature: The XXII Triennale di Milano Statement

Let’s speak about Broken Nature, theme which animates the XII Triennale di Milano and that is the concept from which The Youth Design Day originates.

Broken Nature is also the theme from which it develops the bond between design and sustainability that guide The Youth Design Day 2018 edition.

Broken Nature celebrates design’s ability to offer powerful insight into the key issues of our age, moving beyond pious deference and inconclusive anxiety.

Paola Antonelli, curator of the XXII Triennale di Milano exhibition

The statement Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival” seeks to start a reflection on the role design has on the research for a new balance between Man and Nature.

That balance which is composed of complex and numerous connections that we have damaged as the time goes by, particularly when we talk about natural environmental resources.

They are connections that must be recovered; in this, design can be a fundamental element not only to provide creativity but also to develop strategies in order to reconsider our relationship with nature.

We have heard in the last decades, in all fields of design, terms like “organic”, “green”, “eco-friendly”, “sustainable”. But the goal Broken Nature exhitibion has gave itself is that designers can give these adjectives meaning and ability to act , encouraging new behaviors.


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LET’S DISCOVER NEW YOUTH DESIGN DAY IN JAPAN PARTICIPANTS!

Let’s go on discovering some of the other names that will participate to the Youth Design Day 2018 in Japan. Today’s artists are both Italian and deeply sustainability driven in the projects they will introduce to us.

They are Sara Vignoli and Alessio De Stefano.

 

Sara

Sara Vignoli is 31 and comes from Sardinia, Italy. She has an International II Level Master’s Degree in Architecture.

These are some of the words she told us when speaking about her project:

Living and working with plants improve air quality, make people more creative, more productive, and reduce stress.  Pots and green walls are the most usual solution to bring nature in our lives, […] was born to create an innovative way to solve this problem.

 

Alessio

Alessio De Stefano is an Italian artisan ad he’s 30 years old.

Here what he told us about his project:

The idea was to build a beautiful object, with a vintage touch, meant to be useful and not only decorative.
[…] 
A natural amplifier that will never run out of energy. But also a nice item that invites everybody to play with it.


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LET’S DISCOVER THE YOUTH DESIGN DAY IN JAPAN PARTICIPANTS!

As anticipated last Friday, here are unveiled the names of the first two participants in our contest The Youth Design Day in Japan 2018:

They are Florian Van De Voorde and Vincenzo Sorrentino, two young designer who deal with subjects that are very different from each other.

We want to leave you hanging a little more, so we won’t tell you all about them. You will discover it by continuing to follow us.

 

Florian

Florian Van De Voorde is 22 years old and comes from Belgium. He studies Interior Design at the LUCA School of Arts in Ghent.

Let’s find out what inspired this young artist in his design and sustainability project, which will be presented in Japan. Here are his words:

“Last year – from august to october 2017 – I did my internship in Onbetaalbaar. This is a community of craftsmen (and women) who like to invite people to think about a more sustainable way about throwing away things and redefine what is thrash and what could be re- or upcycled.  During this internship I got the chance to develop my first prototypes. This formed the base on which I made these pieces.”

 

Vincenzo

Vincenzo Sorrentino is 25 years old and he’s Italian. He has a Bachelor in Design & Communication and a Master in Food Design.

Here, instead, is what inspired Vincenzo in his project on the theme of sustainable design:

“Everything started with this question: can the shape of the plate change my eating behaviours and my approach to food? My reflection and my research drove me to the conclusion that in the world different culture eat different kind of food but in the same round plate and so I experimented new shapes trying to re-create new rituals.”


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Inauguration day – vernissage in Osaka

On May 26 has taken place the inauguration of the first of two vernissage organized by Asian Studies Group for the Contemporary Art section of Switch on Your Creativity.

The official opening was held in the splendid Osaka Festival Hall, at the presence of the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute Stefano Fossati and the Consul General of Italy Marco Lombardi, as well as a limited number of selected guests.

The exhibition, curated by Dr. Paolo Cacciato -scientific director of Asian Studies Group-, sees the participation of young Italian artists and a small collective of works done by students coming from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera.

The link between these two clusters is the theme of creativity lived as an exploration through the senses, objects, places, experiences …, keeping the focus on Italian heritage and / or the city of Milan, seen as a meeting place between Western and Oriental culture.

Among the young Italian artists are there: Marco Randazzo, Gianluca Sità, Andrea Sbra Perego, Vittorio Asteriti, Margherita Martinelli, Elisa Vendramin, Sophie Mühlmann, Filippo Cristini and Giorgia Cavaliere, while Elias Bertoldo, Silvia Greco, Magda Chiarelli, Yuki Aoki and Saeed Naderi represent the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera.

The Director Stefano Fossati and the Consul General of Italy Marco Lombardi has shown deep interest on the works selected by Asian Studies Group, so as to consider the possibility to postpone the closing of the exhibition beyond the deadline of June 15, moving it in Art schools and University in Osaka.

 

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1st event – Vernissage in Osaka

24th April 2017

Press release

Switch on your Creativity was born in 2013 as the Asian Studies Group production. It is an intercultural contest on youth creativity in Milan, very close to EXPO 2015. Thanks to the involvement of prestigious technical sponsors such as Enel, JAL, Samsung and Philips during 2013/2014 and 2014/2015, Switch on your Creativity rewarded creative works developed on diverse themes but with constant appreciation of the encounter between Western and Oriental culture.
During the award ceremony of the second edition, in the presence of EXPO 2015 and of all the majoexpo-in-citta_logor institutions, the “Charter of Values ​​for Youth Creativity” was presented, a programmatic document by which an International Commission for Young Creative puts the foundation for a series of proposals in order to favor and enhance the centrality of Milan as the European Capital of Creativity. Thus, the competition becomes an accelerator of creative projects with the aim of supporting the creation, promotion and support of creative content from Europe and Asia by guiding young protagonists in matching terms with sponsors or favoring their realization of international creative projects in Milan and consolidating, through them, territorial marketing actions for the City of Milan, facilitating twinning prospects with institutions, organizations, festivals and academies.
Switch on your Creativity, now in the fourth edition, continues in the enhancement of content that keeps alive the artistic dialogue between Asian and European countries, through the exaltation of works of wisdom. Switch on your Creativity best rep
resents for Milan what we have defined #ereditàexpo, that is, a legacy of dynamism and admiration for our city that the 2015 Universal Exposition have instilled in countries and cultures around the world.
Switch on your creativity 4th edition develops along the theme “Creativity is Discovery”. The creative proposals selected and introduced in our accelerator for promotion and realization fall into the following categories

Contemporary Art
Show & Dance
Music
Short Movies
Fashion & Design
Innovation

For what concern the Contemporary Art section of the 2017 edition, Asian Studies Group has consolidated a collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Osaka, welcoming at its Space Art at Osaka Festival Hall the exhibition entitled “From Milan to
Osaka, a bridge of emotions in the discovery of the Ego”, by Dr. Paolo Cacciato, the scientific director of Asian Studies Group. The exhibition will last three weeks, from 27th May to 15 June. Two categories are involved: 5 postgraduates students of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, and 9 young professionals who deal with the topic of discovery immagineas a meeting of cultures, narrative of their subjectivity, discovery of diversity in comparison with the world, desire and need to communicate their own feeling with the “World Japan”.
The participating artists for the young professional category are: Andrea Sbra Perego; Marco Randazzo, Giorgia Cavaliere; Gianluca Sità; Filippo Cristini; Elisa Vendramin, Sophie MuhAccademia-Belle-Arti-Brera_0_15lmann, Margherita Martinelli, Vittorio Asteriti;
For the young students of the Accademia di Brera will participate: Elias Bertoldo, Saeed Naderi, Yuki Aoki, Silvia Greco and Magda Chiarelli.
We thank for their collaboration and institutional support Expo in the City and the Councilor for Culture Filippo Del Corno,
with us from the first edition; The Italian Institute of Culture in Osaka in the Director of Fossati, without whose support, the event would not have taken place;
Finally, thanks to Franco Marrocco, Director of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, for the courteous and supportive of the event.

Double your art, from Milano to Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Osaka

Asian Studies Group returns in 2017 with Switch on your Creativity, as its fourth edition, with the theme “Creativity is a Discovery”.

In collaboration with “Expo in Città” and the Municipality of Milan, the Switch on your Creativity is not just a contest but a concrete accelerator and incubator of crExpo-in-citta_logo.pngeativity and innovation of intercultural projects in order to approach Western to Eastern culture.

As with previous editions, the core contents of the event are developed around the four principles of the “Charter for Youth Creativity Values” specially drafted in 2015, during EXPO.

By following these principles, Asian Studies Group is going to develop, implement, promote and ultimately judge the best content, rewarding the internationality and creativity.

From the previous event, the contest consists of six different categories: Innovation, Art & Music, Short Movies, Fashion & Design, Contemporary Art, Show and Dance.

The award ceremony of the third edition, took place during the gala dinner celebrated at the Novotel Milano Ca’ Nord.

The fourth edition of the Switch on Your Creativity – Creativity is a Discovery, sees the collaboration between Asian Studies Group and the Italian Cultural Institute in Osaka (JP), with the specific aim of organizing a “double” vernissage Milan-Osaka, on May 20, 2017. In Osaka the exhibition will be hosted in the Italian Institute of Culture – Spazio Arte – at Festival Hall building.Immagine.png

We sincerely thank the Italian Institute of Culture, which in fact represents the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the granting of the spaces in the consular building in Osaka, in addition to the full logistical and financial support of the operation of the on-site works.

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Year after year Switch on Your Creativity raises the level of its objectives and of its partnerships, allowing the creativity to express themselves to the fullest, free of structural, organizational and promotional.

This double vernissage is a great opportunity in a dual perspective. Particularly it favors a concrete link between the two cities Milan and Osaka, in widely separated spatially, but thanks to the art can penetrate. This provides an additional contact element, stronger and more durable than money.

Central element of the Switch on your Creativity is the creativity of young people and through this event the lens is centered which is to provide emerging young artists and aspiring, the opportunity to be known and appreciated by an international and diverse audience level racial and cultural life, interesting, impressive and potential prospects both economic and employment.

Wanna know more about this opportunity and present your artwork for the official selection? please contact us