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

We have launched Design for Emergency, an open design platform to face the Covid-19 emergency through design.

Through this platform, we are collecting information on the problems, needs, and feelings of people dealing with containment measures, such as home isolation and social distancing. Results of this ongoing analysis are openly available to designers and developers, who can collaborate on ideating and implementing human-centered solutions that connect, inform, support, and entertain communities in new ways.
The initiative has soon become global, involving countries in three continents, and it is still growing.

Dr. Sara Colombo | Prof. Paolo Ciuccarelli


Meta-Design Series

We envision a meta-platform comprised of existing and new platforms, for building a common understanding and fostering collaborative action. This meta-platform will consist of talks, seminars, documents, and other shared initiatives. We aim at sparking conversations within and outside the design field, both in the academic context and in the professional domain: we are reaching out to practitioners, design lovers, academics, and industry players.

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