MuDeTo Yearbook - Vol. III | MUDETO - Museo del Design Toscano Association

MUDETO - Museo del Design Toscano Association
 FROM APRIL 2018 | MuDeTo Yearbook - Vol. III

Meet Strategic Design is a set of short conferences about different interpretations of strategic design introduced by the Director of Master in Strategic Design and Associate Professor at INDACO dept. of Politecnico di Milano Francesco Zurlo, endorsed by the Master in Strategic Design of Politecnico di Milano with the collaboration of DesignLibrary.

Held by previous master students or by strategic designers who are selected by professionals belonging to the field of innovation from both an academic and a professional perspective, the Master in Strategic Design, is organized in collaboration with, Consorzio del Politecnico di Milano, and MIP, School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano

«Strategic design as branding»:  May, 22nd at 9.15 pm 21.15 
with (conference held in English):
Giacomo Colombo (Client manager in CB’a design solutions)
Paolo Ciuccarelli (Associate professor at INDACO Department, Politecnico di Milano)

«Strategic Design as experience design»:  May, 29th at 9.15 pm 21.15 
with (conference held in Italian):
Cristina Favini (Design area director at Logotel)
Stefano Maffei (Associate professor at INDACO Department, Politecnico di Milano)

«Strategic Design as trend research»:  June, 5th at 9.15 pm 
with (conference held in English):
Elena Ghiretti (Senior Strategic Planner at RobilantAssociati)
Giulio Ceppi (phd at INDACO Department, Politecnico di Milano and managing director of Totaltool)

«Strategic Design as entrepreneurship»:  June, 12th at 9.15 pm 
with (conference held in English):
Ludovico Annoni (Founding Partner di TWG Consulting)
Paolo Zanenga (Founding Partner di TWG Consulting)

«Strategic Design as social sustainability»:  June, 19th at 9.15 pm 
with (conference held in English):
Fiona Bennie (Head of Sustainability at Dragon Rouge)
Anna Meroni (co-director of Master in Strategic design and Researcher at INDACO Department, Politecnico di Milano)

Via Savona 11 - 20144 Milano
phone 02 89421225
The Art History Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago announces a new Master of Arts in Museum and Exhibition Studies. We welcome applicants seeking a rigorous course of study that combines professional practice and scholarly research in an array of museum disciplines. Applications are accepted online through March 15, 2011.
Application deadline: March 15, 2011

University of Illinois at Chicago Museum
Exhibition Studies Department of Art History

College of Architecture and the Arts
Chicago, IL 60607

Gabriele Pezzini, METEORITE, looking far-watching closely, Galerie Alain GutharcPragmatic and concrete, Gabriele Pezzini’s work is based on a method, a theory permanently searching for meaning and possible truth.
On 26th October, he will present an equally surprising and poetic story which will highlight, through distant and close connections, his definition of “the Alchemy of the Project".
A presentation / performance of the work METEORITE, looking far-watching closely, a reflection by Gabriele Pezzini, not to be missed at the Galerie Gutharc.

Galerie Alain Gutharc
Presentation of the book, reading and performance
Tuesday 26th October 2010
from 6.30pm | Author present
7 rue Saint-Claude
75003 PARIS
+33 (0)1 47 00 32 10

Friday 17th of April 2009 (19:30h), at the IaaC Main Hall will take place Biological analogies for architecture - from forms to processes the open lecture of Mauro Costa. Architect Mauro Costa is a Ph.D. professor, fulfilling his doctoral investigation with outstanding. His research concerns the analysis of functional analogies between biology and architecture with special emphasis in architectural mass customization proposals based in sustainable processes that can be simulated and constructed by CAD/CAM methods.
New theoretical contents in complexity studies, mainly provided by biology and cybernetic fields, allow the use of biological analogies as a valid approach to architectural design and it may offer new tools to organize and optimize models. The beginning of bionic applications in architecture, as well as its contextualization, is presented, giving a special attention to geometric and structural methods inspired by living beings. Scientific and philosophic concepts provided by biology are analyzed and considered in a prospective way. Finally, the attention will be focused in how the complex scientific concepts provided by the observation of biological processes may be connected to architecture professional practice by the creative use of digital technologies.

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
IaaC Main Hall

Pujades 102, Baixos. Poble Nou. Barcelona.
Phone: +34 93 320 95 20 / fax: +34 93 300 43 33

The University of Gothenburg Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts School of Photography offers a research and education environment where critical and examining perspectives of the changeable possibilities, identities and functions of photography in a changing world constitute a central part. Research studies are carried out in a joint supervisory group together with the Valand School of Fine Arts and in the Faculty Research School.
Last date of application is August 1st, 2008. For further information, please consult: Lasse Lindkvist (Head of School); email:
If you are interested in our research education, send an e-mail to Anna Frisk,, and you will be added to our mailing list for forthcoming information.

University of Gothenburg Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts

Masters by Politecnico di Milano:

MDS - Master in Strategic Design. Design of the value offering. In English. 13 months. Design, management, technology and empowerment.
From November 2008 to November 2009
Cost: 12.000 euros.

MBC - Master in Brand Communication, Strategic Planner, Product Manager and Account, Media manager.
From October 27 2008 to October 2009
Cost: 10.000 euros.

MA&C - Master in Art Direction e Copywriting. From advertising to global communication.
From September 2008 to September 2009
Cost: 13.000 euros.

MDSPI - Master in Design per lo Sviluppo del Prodotto Industriale Product Design
From October 2008 to October 2009
Cost: 10.000 euros.

TD - Type Design
From September 15, 2008 to October 10, 2008 (80 hours)

Politecnico di Milano

In Milan, from June 27th to July 24th, Scuola Politecnica di Design - SPD proposes an intense workshop programme with Ross Lovegrove, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Matali Crasset and Martí Guixé.
The Summer School is coordinated by Cristina Morozzi; the workshops are held in collaboration with partners companies – da 3M ad Alessi, da Microsoft a Serralunga – that will share with the participants their visions and challenges for the future.
The programme tackles groundbreaking themes in contemporary society that designers will interpret according to their own methodology and personality.
The workshops are open to students in design, architecture and communication, professionals or tutors who wish to experience this intensive educational pathway. A limited number of entries is available for each course. SPD Academic Office is available for information. To learn more:
SPD suggests to send your cv and a digital portfolio to:


Ross Lovegrove’s work embraces technology to generate new forms which are capable in their complexity of simulating nature. The workshop entitled Supernatural is oriented around these two opposites: the artificial and the natural world. Starting from technology the participants will develop products, systems or installations with a peculiar organic quality such as living creatures

The Campana brothers have always been investigating alternative materials, production leftovers or even garbage. Their innovative usage can provide a whole universe of second-generation objects with aesthetical dignity. During their workshop, Reprocessing, participants will transfer the most common consumer goods out of their original context and function. Thanks to the handcrafted work the participants will create objects that unveil the beauty and luxury of their components.

With PinkTek Matali Crasset will explore the theme of the accessible technology that accompanies and simplifies life. This is an optimistic and positive vision of technology: smart communication devices thought out for women or in general for the feminine and pragmatic side of each and everyone. After high tech comes low tech: practical and intuitive interfaces that supports us in sharing more pleasant and human relationships.

Martí Guixé will face the issue of nomadic lifestyles we all are experiencing in our daily routine so that it becomes necessary to bring along a basic sustenance kit upon our body. These accessories materialise into a new type of prosthesis that amplifies our sensitivity and possibilities. During the workshop Prosthesis, partecipants will envision new body extensions a new aesthetics of the body that suits the new roles better.

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
via Ventura 15 - 20134 Milano
T. 02 21597590 - F. 02 21597613

SFAI Launches New Ceramics Program in Fall 2008 In the Fall of 2008, the San Francisco Art Institute will launch a new program in ceramics. Though ceramics has been comprehensively taught, studied, and practiced in the Sculpture department at SFAI since the 60s, the new program will dedicate itself to emphasizing and appreciating ceramics as a unique medium of contemporary art practice and theory.

San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street - San Francisco, CA 94133
Tel. +1 800 345 SFAI/415 749 4500

MA Curating New Media Art is a unique programme delivered by Liverpool School of Art and Design in collaboration with FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology) and supported by Arts Council England North West.
MA Curating New Media Art offers both a practical and theoretical negotiation of the working methods of new media curatorial practice and the wider gallery system via projects concerning historical, current and emerging practice.
Students are encouraged, as part of the programme, to make links with key local organisations as appropriate, including FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Tate Liverpool, Bluecoat Arts Centre, and National Museums Liverpool.

Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco
MA Curating New Media Art
Liverpool School of Art and Design Liverpool John Moores University
telephone +44(0)151 231 5190

The Board of Directors of the International Sculpture Center (ISC), the world's leading international organization devoted to the creation and understanding of sculpture, announces the 12th annual Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award competition and invites you to participate.
For further information and more details about this program please visit or contact or call 609 689 1051 x 307.

International Sculpture Center (ISC)
Tel. +1 609 689 1051 x 307.

MAHKU, Graduate School for Visual Art and Design in Utrecht, The Netherlands, offers a one-year interdisciplinary Masters program designed for an international body of students (Editorial Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Urban Interior Design).
The theory workshops follow the progression in the courses with readings in visual studies, philosophy, architecture and design texts. A number of interdisciplinary workshops bring students, professionals, and theorists together while eliciting exciting discussions and productions.
The Masters degrees (MA Fine Art, MA Design) are internationally acknowledged and accredited by the Open University Validation Services in London (OUVS).
For more information and application see

MAHKU, Graduate School for Visual Art and Design
Since 1982, Atlantic Center's residency program has provided artists from all artistic disciplines with spaces to live, work, and collaborate during three-week residencies. Located just four miles from the east coast beaches of central Florida, the pine and palmetto wooded environment contains award-winning studios that include a resource library, painting studio, sculpture studio, music studio, dance studio, writer's studio, black box theater, and digital computer lab. Each residency session includes three master artists of different disciplines. The master artists each personally select a group of associates - talented, emerging/midcareer artists - through an application process administered by ACA. During the residency, artists participate in informal sessions with their group, collaborate on projects, and work independently. The relaxed atmosphere and unstructured program provide considerable time for artistic regeneration and creation. Atlantic Center for the Arts pr ovides housing (private room/bath), weekday meals (by on-site chef), and 24 hour access to shared studio spaces with wireless Internet.

Atlantic Center for the Arts
Tel. +1 (386) 427-6975 o (800) 393-6975 (domestic US only)

Memphis College of Art is dedicated to excellence in art and design education. As a studio intensive program, offers a catalytic environment with the goal of developing artistic practices that contribute significantly to contemporary culture.
The program emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to artmaking in both traditional and new media. During the course of study, students are encouraged to consider the social, cultural, and physical context of their work as central to its interpretation.
Courses can be applied to our Masters of Art in Teaching or a Master of Art in Education.

Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Avenue Overton Park
Memphis, TN 38104-2764
tel. 901-272-6851

Istituto Quasar in Rome organises a series of advanced course from architecture to web design: Master in Architettura Virtuale, Yacht Design, Hypergraphics, Multimedia Web Design.

Franca Angelici / Istituto Quasar
Via Nizza, 152 - 00198 Roma
Tel. +39 06 855.70.78 - Fax +39 06 858.311.48

Krabbesholm is pleased to announce the opening of our new website.
Krabbesholm is a Danish college that specializes in art, architecture and design. Krabbesholm cooperates with artists, architects and designers from around the world. Visiting artists stay at the school for various lengths of time and work on projects such as artworks, new buildings, interior design objects, books, chairs, CDs, video, as well as teach.
Krabbesholm courses are designed for students from Denmark and abroad who wish to build up a portfolio of work with a view to making an application to a degree course in architecture, art, graphic design, product design and photography.

Krabbesholm Højskole Art Architecture Design
Krabbesholm Allé 15 - Dk 7800 Skive
Tel.+45 9752 0227
In Eindhoven the Design Academy Eindhoven offers courses for designers.

Design Academy Eindhoven
Info +31/40/2393939

In the building reprojected by Studio Sottsass a new school is borning in Ivrea, The Interaction Design Institute, aimed to develope technical knowledges and to increase management and innovation.

Interaction Ivrea Project Office
(contact person): Simona Audisio
Tel. +39/0125 627426

The Architecture Faculty of Turin Polytechnic University has started co-operating with Ilti Luce to organise stages, seminars and workshops. Courses about specialistic lighting technique for students and technicians are held every week. The Pure Light Laboratory has been created to celebrate to tenth anniversary of the Foundation. It's a new didactic body for an innovative training in the lighting field.

Ilti Luce
Tel. +39-011 2482291/9412/7286
Fax +39-011 8538555

Richard-Ginori Manufacturing Museum of Doccia Gruppo Ligresti, in Sesto Fiorentino, organises monthly courses about porcelain painting. For each course there are 15 hours of class lessons. The courses are addressed to both beginners and to those who need to further deepen their knowledge of the technique.

Museo Richard-Ginori
Viale Pratese, 31
50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze)
Tel. +39/055 4207767
Fax +39/055 4205655

National Bioarchitecture Institute has developed an online training course concerning environmental themes: Corso Nazionale di Base di Bioarchitettura on line.

Bioarchitettura on line
Edited by:
Gabriella Masiello