We are glad to announce that the project CASKIA – Growing a Mars Boot will be on show as part of the XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, showcasing the latest prototype, composed of innovative mycelium materials, provided by Mogu.
CASKIA is the result of a close collaboration between Officina Corpuscoli and OurOwnSkin and it was earlier developed under commission by The Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) Senior Curator, Paola Antonelli, and premiered as part of the exhibition “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” (MoMA – NYC).
CASKIA rethinks and questions through a designer lens, our 21st century material culture, its values and the ongoing challenges and perspectives of living on Mars. More information about CASKIA can be found here.
ABOUT Broken Nature:
The XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival highlights the concept of restorative design and studies the state of the threads that connect humans to their natural environments––some frayed, others altogether severed. In exploring architecture and design objects and concepts at all scales and in all materials, Broken Nature celebrates design’s ability to offer powerful insight into the key issues of our age, moving beyond pious deference and inconclusive anxiety. By turning its attention to human existence and persistence, the XXII Triennale will promote the importance of creative practices in surveying our species’ bonds with the complex systems in the world, and designing reparations when necessary, through objects, concepts, and new systems. Even to those who believe that the human species is inevitably going to become extinct at some point in the (near? far?) future, design presents the means to plan a more elegant ending. It can ensure that the next dominant species will remember us with a modicum of respect: as dignified and caring, if not intelligent, beings.
Broken Nature is composed of a thematic exhibition and a number of international participations.
Collaborative project between: Liz Ciokajlo | OurOwnsKIN and Maurizio Montali | Officina Corpuscoli
Additional contributors: Rhian Solomon | OurOwnsKIN and Manolis Papastavrou
Materials provided by: Officina Corpuscoli & MOGU
Film credits: Craig Gambell, George Ellsworth, Wim van Egmond
March 1- September 1, 2019
La Triennale Milano
Viale Emilio Alemagna 6
20121 – Milano (IT)