Trip to Milan, Italy

Last week I traveled to Milan for an update regarding the current state-of-the-art in the world of digital fabrication and to gather new ideas. 

I visited 3DPrint Hub (3dprinthub.it), a new event dedicated to 3D printing. Not only there were various companies producing hardware, software, materials and services related to 3D printing, also research institutes and Fab Labs presented their work. There was also a very rich lecture program with speakers from different fields and disciplines related to digital fabrication.

On Thursday evening I moved to the city center for attending the opening of the exhibition “Re-programmed art: an open manifesto” (www.reprogrammed-art.cc), curated by Serena Cangiano, Davide Fornari and Azalea Seratoni, and promoted by SUPSI Laboratory of Visual Culture. The project involved a group of digital artists in the process of reprogramming artworks by Gruppo T, an Italian collective of artists that pioneered the introduction of technology and of an algorithmic approach in the process of artistic production. The exhibition combined some aspects that I am really interested in, showed artworks of some of my favorite artists and friends were there. This was only topped by the fact that the curators decided to wear [ digimorphé ] jewels for the opening: what a great honor!

3DPrint Hub: where digital artisans meet

3DPrint Hub: where digital artisans meet

3DPrint Hub:  research work in the field of new materials for 3D printing by Più LAB of Politecnico di Milano

3DPrint Hub:  research work in the field of new materials for 3D printing by Più LAB of Politecnico di Milano

Opening of the exhibition “Re-programmed art"

Opening of the exhibition “Re-programmed art"

Opening of the exhibition “Re-programmed art"

Opening of the exhibition “Re-programmed art"

Opening of the exhibition “Re-programmed art": curator wearing [ digimorphé ]

Opening of the exhibition “Re-programmed art": curator wearing [ digimorphé ]