Archive for Conversations about Milan

Marco Steinberg interview

Marco Steinberg is founder of Snowcone & Haystack (www.snowcone.fi), a strategic design practice focused on helping governments and leaders innovate. Prior to that he was Director of Strategic Design at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund a government fund to help develop the economic prosperity and future success of Finland. There, he helped built the Fund’s […]

Andrea Branzi Interview

  In January 2012 we had the opportunity to meet in his Milan office the father of radical design Andrea Branzi. A constant feature of Andrea Branzi’s activity is the theoretic reflection about the changes within the design culture, and about the relations between this one and the socio-technologic context. An author of many books […]

Sottsass and Piazzale Loreto

by Federico Parolotto Piazzale Loreto has been significant for Italian history since the tragic events of World War II, as discussed in an earlier post. Today, there are no traces of these tragic events apart from a sculpture by Giannino Castiglioni (father to Achille Castiglioni).  This sculpture, coherently with the alienating nature of Piazzale Loreto, is […]

Porta Romana | Piazza Medaglie D’Oro

by Federico Parolotto Porta Romana was the gateway between Corso di Porta Romana, leading to the city centre, and the road connecting Milan to Rome. The gate was built in the Spanish city walls in the 16th century, and served as a monumental access to the city until – as was the case in several […]