CfD Projects

Shenzhen Biennale

A visual atlas of the curatorial process behind – and before – the Eyes of the City. The body of the curatorial process has been dissected into eleven charts that expose the richness of the corpus of metadata and descriptions attached to each and every one of the submitted applications.

The aim is to unfold the complexity of the curatorial process, to make it legible, and to re-constitute the ensemble of all the applications as a (big) picture of the current status of design and research in architecture and urban planning. Who applied, from where, when, and what do all these proposals have in common in terms of topics and imagery? Navigating the flows and the nets of data you can find the answers and step into the tree of decisions that builds an exhibition, before entering it.

Paolo Ciuccarelli, Lead Designer | Yinan Dong, data visualization | Yuan Hua, data visualization | Todd Linkner, data visualization | Yuqing Liu, data visualization | Nicole Zizzi, data visualization


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Design for Emergency

Design for Emergency is a set of initiatives we are launching to face the COVID-19 emergency through design.

The first step is to collect information on the experiences of people living in areas heavily affected by coronavirus who cannot leave their homes. We would like to understand their fears, problems, and hopes, as well as how their habits are changing at this moment.

Our goal is to quickly design new solutions to address the specific issues of people facing this emergency – solutions that will entertain, connect, and support individuals and communities in new ways.

Dr. Sara Colombo | Prof. Paolo Ciuccarelli



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