Friday, March 1, 2019

Teatro dell’Arte, La Triennale di Milano
Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6, 20121 Milano

On the occasion of the opening of the XXII Triennale, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, La Triennale di Milano will host the third Broken Nature symposium. This will be an opportunity to celebrate the protagonists of the exhibition—in the galleries, online, the book and beyond—and to delve deeper into the projects and ideas that have inspired our research in the past months. With a rich program of individual presentations, panel discussions and video contributions, this symposium will cover topics as diverse as human and non-human migration flows; the capacity of good information design to make the invisible visible; and the importance of untangling the threads that connect our singular and highly specific experiences to the complex macro-systems that make up the world’s tapestry.

The Symposium will be live-streamed on and


99:30am Registration

10–10:15am Opening remarks
Welcome by Stefano Boeri, President of La Triennale di Milano
Introduction by Paola Antonelli, Curator of the XXII Triennale


Broken Nature commission

Studio Formafantasma
Ore Streams

Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin
Moderated by Paola Antonelli





Gallery no.1

Scott Bodenner, Mixtape
Jan Boelen, Algae Geographies
Stephanie Dinkins (video)
Julia Lohmann (video), Oki Naganode 
Eugenia Morpurgo, Italian Tropics / Fiore di Loto





Broken Nature commission

The Sigil Collective


Khaled Malas, Salim Al Kadi, Alfred Tarazi, and Jana Traboulsi
Moderated by Ala Tannir



11:50am – 12:50pm


Mauro Baracco and Linda Tegg, Grasslands Suspended
Irene Stracuzzi, The Legal Status of Ice
Justinien Tribillon, Migrant Journal
Eyal Weizman, Forensic Architecture
Studio Folder, Italian Limes (video)

Moderated by Ala Tannir



11:45pm Lunch (on your own)


Broken Nature commission

Neri Oxman and the Mediated Matter Group (TBC)

Neri Oxman (video)



Broken Nature commission

The Room of Change

Giorgia Lupi and Gabriele Rossi
Moderated by Erica Petrillo






Bernie Krause (video) and
Matt Clark, The Great Animal Orchestra
Christien Meindertsma, PIG 05049
Vladan Joler (video), Anatomy of an AI system
Valérie Portefaix, The Ise Bay Project

Moderated by Paola Antonelli




Gallery no.2

Paola Bay, Reliquaries
Kelly Jazvac, Plastiglomerate
Lindsey Wikstrom, Three Material Stories








Chiara Vigo, Il leone delle donne
In conversation with Laura Maeran





Gallery no.3

Dominique Chen, NukaBot
Bethany Edwards, Lia Pregnancy Test
Xaviera S. Flores, Nature Self-Portrait by Laura Aguilar
Anna Kulachek, Graphic Design of Broken Nature
Dominic Wilcox, Little Inventors





Slow Treasures

Daniela Ducato and Jacopo Ducato Ruggeri, Geolana
Frederico Duarte
Amy Franceschini, Seed Journey

Moderated by Cristina Gabetti






Gallery no.4

Jared Lucks and Bjorn Sparrman, Maldives/Sandbars
Alex Goad, MARS
Eva Pfannes, Água Carioca
Jane Withers, Wonderwater Café




6:20–6:30pm Closing remarks