April 17, 2018 (All day) to April 22, 2018 (All day)
Join “Design4Climate Action” at the Material Village container and at the “Living Nature” exhibit in Milan’s main square (Piazza del Duomo) from 17th to 22nd April 2018. Transformation to a low-carbon, resilient future includes building sustainability into the very design of our cities, our houses, our clothes, our technology, and all the elements of our daily lives.
Engage with our Facebook Live recordings and discuss online with #Design4Climate
To facilitate the sustainable transition in design the World Bank Group’s Connect4Climate program is presenting the “Design4Climate Action” Media Zone during the Milan Design Week from the 17th to the 22nd of April 2018. Working with partners LifeGate, TVN Media, IULM University and others, ideas highlighting design for climate action and sustainability will be discussed and communicated to a global online audience.
Piazza del Duomo, Milan. Photo Credit: Connect4Climate
Design4Climate Action will take place every day during Salone del Mobile - Milano 2018. During the day, Connect4Climate will host live interviews at the Lifegate space (Materials Village, inside Superstudio Più), featuring an engaging recording program, live interviews, editorial activities and social content. In the evening, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, the Design4Climate Action program will continue at the exhibition "Living Nature“ designed by the international design and innovation firm Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) and located in front of Palazzo Reale.
"Living Nature" is a 500-square-meter area where the four seasons are represented and made to coexist. As described by Carlo Ratti, the "Living Nature" installation is a reflection of climate change and the impact they have on the concept of urban living - above all an invitation to the return of nature in the city. Some sensors allow "Living Nature" structure to react to lighting conditions permitting adjustments of the inside climate. Photovoltaic panels direct the heat inside in different directions also producing clean energy.
What difference can one group, one company, or one individual make in designing a better future? Brilliant ideas, innovative solutions, and new designs come from every corner of the planet. How these contribute to promoting climate action, to building a low-carbon, resilient and sustainable future, will surprise and amaze you.
Design underlines every physical object we know. As the world walks towards a new era of eco-friendliness, low-carbon, and sustainability, Connect4Climate is empowering partners and engaging diverse audiences to embrace climate action driven, sustainable design. Sustainable design is climate-smart, environmentally-friendly and socially responsible, achieved through a circular-economy mindset that thrives on renewable resources, efficient construction, reduced waste, and healthy and productive environments.
Our transformation to a low-carbon, resilient future includes building sustainability into the very design of our houses, our furniture, our clothes, our technology, and all the elements of our daily lives.
Banner and thumbnail photo credit to Salone del Mobile-Milano