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Matera 2019 will take part in the Milan Design Week from 4th to 9th April, the most important international design event, with the Open Design School one of the pillar project of Matera 2019.

The Open Design School is a living lab for interdisciplinary experimentation, a platform that will be the main feature of Matera 2019 cultural programme. Its main goal is to set up a workshop for design and production which can enhance the creative and design resources of the city, of the region, of Italy and Europe in order to self-produce locally as much of the design strategy, hardware and technological competences as are needed to realize the full programme of cultural events in 2019.
First example in Italy, the Open Design School will be a horizontal platform, a place of interdisciplinary learning and experimentation without strict hierarchies in which everyone learns from everyone, in an atmosphere of mutual enrichment.
During the Milano Design Week Matera 2019 will occupy the central courtyard of Palazzo Clerici with an installation designed by Open Design School. The installation will form an open arena and stage with seating for debates, screenings, performances.
Matera 2019 will organize some events but also putting the structure at the disposal of other participants in Atelier Clerici 2017 and other institutions, friends, groups or individuals who are looking for a venue to present lectures & talks. There is a full program of interesting events!

In the week when Milan becomes the European capital of design, Matera 2019 will officially launch the Open Design School. The key event of the Milan week for Matera 2019 will be held on April 6th at 4:30 pm, where the Open Design School will be presented during a public talk with the participation of Joseph Grima, curator of the project.

Culture in Matera all along 2019 will be dialogue for an Open Future. Let's start in Milan!


Program of the Open Design School Arena

Tuesday, 4 April

16:30 Central Courtyard, Open Design School Arena.
Disegno × British Council
A series of talks about the future of European design hosted by Disegno in collaboration with the British Council. Education: Are overseas fees corrosive to transnational eduction? Moderated by Oli Stratford.

18:00 Central Courtyard, Open Design School Arena. 
Reception with Dutch Ambassador
A reception organised by the Creative Industries Fund NL, Dutch Consulate General, and participants of Atelier Clerici. Ambassador Joep Wijnands will give a welcoming address.


Wednesday, 5 April

09:30 Central Courtyard, Open Design School Arena. 
Disegno × Bisley
Privacy in the Age of Hyperconnectivity: A panel discussion exploring how design conceives of privacy in a time of mass communication, featuring Jurgen Bey, Corrina Gardner and Parsons & Charlesworth.

11:00 Central Courtyard, Open Design School Arena. 
PerFormare le Culture. Territori in Crescita. Organized by Matera 2019 and Festival della Crescita with Paolo Verri (Fondazione Matera Basilicata 2019),Francesco Morace (Future Concept Lab),Giulio Ceppi (Total Tool), Andrea Rolando (Politecnico di Milano), Gianluca Ricuperati (Domus Academy), Salvatore Pepe (Mosaico Digitale), Antonio Prota (Greenroad.it).

14:00 Central Courtyard, Open Design School Arena. 
Design Academy Eindhoven
Lexicon Live: Creating design knowledge. Design Academy Eindhoven’s Research group stages three live Socratic dialogues in which we engage in the connection between media and design research together with the audience.

15:30 Central Courtyard, Open Design School Arena. 
Going Real. Discussion of the upcoming book with Antonio Ottomanelli of Planar and author Marco Petroni.

16:30 Central Courtyard, Open Design School Arena. 
Disegno × British Council
A series of talks about the future of European design hosted by Disegno in collaboration with the British Council. Industry: Can the European design industry survive a transition from free movement to protectionist values? Moderated by Johanna Agerman Ross.

18:00 Central Courtyard, Open Design School Arena. 
Design Academy Eindhoven
Symposium: At the Edge of the Design Museum: Curating Beyond the Collection, hosted by the Design Curating and Writing department. With Paola Antonelli, Aric Chen, Matylda Krzykowski, Justin McGuirk, and Alice Twemlow. The panel will debate the role of the 21st century design museum and the growing influence of design biennials, triennials, and experimental gallery spaces.


Thursday, 6 April

09:30 Central Courtyard, Open Design School Arena. 
Disegno × British Council
A series of talks about the future of European design hosted by Disegno in collaboration with the British Council. Policy: Why aren't all economies circular? Moderated by Joseph Grima.

14:00 Central Courtyard, Open Design School Arena. 
Design Academy Eindhoven
Lexicon Live: Creating design knowledge. Design Academy Eindhoven’s Research group stages three live Socratic dialogues in which we engage in the connection between media and design research together with the audience.

16:30 Central Courtyard, Open Design School Arena. 
Open Design School Matera 2019
Matera 2019 presents OPEN DESIGN SCHOOL with Joseph Grima, curator of the project.


Friday, 7 April

10:00 Central Courtyard, Open Design School Arena. 
Farm Cultural Park and Favara Factor
with Francesco Lipari and Lillo Giglia

14:00 Central Courtyard, Open Design School Arena. 
Design Academy Eindhoven
Lexicon Live: Creating design knowledge. Design Academy Eindhoven’s Research group stages three live Socratic dialogues in which we engage in the connection between media and design research together with the audience.

 19:30 Central Courtyard, Open Design School Arena. 
Un I-Dea per Matera 2019. I lucani si raccontano. Organized by Matera 2019 and l’Associazione Amici della Basilicata in Lombardia.


Saturday, 8 April

10:00–17.00 Central Courtyard, Open Design School Arena. 
Studio-X Amman
A series of public lectures and roundtables with Jawad Dukhgan, Nora Akawi, Eduardo Rega Calvo, Antonio Ottomanelli.
11:00–12:00 Introduction: Studio-X Amman
12:00–14:00 Lunch presentation: Local Industries + Stone Matters from Bethlehem, Palestine
14:30–16:30 Roundtable 1: Urban Excess + Abandonment
17:00–19:00 Roundtable 2: Days, Weeks, and Biennials

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