A major concern of Andrea Branzi, co-founder of the group Archizoom and of the Domus Academy in Milan, is the predicament
of cities in the 21st century. In his lecture, Branzi will make ten modest recommendations towards understanding
the city according to new social and functional logics. In this sense, the concept of the Weak Metropolis calls
for a new way of thinking which is capable of finally overcoming the urbanism of the modern era. It reacts to an environment
which has changed due to globalization, the Internet, new workplace situations and imbalances both ecological and economic.
The artistic and theoretical creativity of this important representative of the Italian radical design movement is determined
by the interplay between architecture and design. To accompany this lecture, the MAK DESIGN SPACE will be hosting its first
more extensive showing of urban visions and concrete design objects by Branzi.
Exhibition Andrea Branzi
Curator Thomas Geisler, MAK Curator Design
Assistance Karin Ferrari
The cooperation agreed upon for 2009 between MAK and departure aims to establish a new platform in Vienna for future-oriented projects that expand the concept of design.