A Forum for Sustainable Cities and Communities, at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021
“Responsive Environments” the book Promoted by Fondazione Pesenti at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021
“Responsive Environments.An Interdisciplinary Manifesto on Design, Technology and the Human Experience” the book promoted by Fondazione Pesenti in the framework of the project “Real Cities - Bergamo2035” and the ongoing cooperation with Harvard Graduate School of Design and University of Bergamo- has been launched at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021.
This work -published by Actar Publishers and edited by Allen Sayegh, Stefano Andreani and Matteo Kalchschmidt – includes outstanding contributions of international experts and leaders.
Some of the projects and insights presented in the book are on display in these days (until November 21, 2021) at the exhibition “Time, Space, Existence” at Palazzo Mora in Venice. The exhibition is promoted by the European Cultural Center – Italy, in the context of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition.
What makes an environment “responsive”? This book provides some key concepts in the form of a design manifesto. Critically articulated from the perspective of leading experts, scholars and professionals, the ideas explored are unpacked through speculative urban visions and design projects at different timeframes, contexts and scales ranging from interactive artifacts to augmented cities. Drawing from a multiyear research at the REAL Lab at Harvard GSD and design work by INVIVIA and other innovative practices, the book unfolds the experiential facets of our technologically-mediated relationship with space in the fields of architecture and urbanism, design and art.
Few weeks ago took place (on Zoom) the final presentation of the projects of REAL Lab Responsive Environments course,titled “Episodes in Experiential Futures” on the theme "Healthy cities / environments". The course is part of the Bergamo 2.035 | REAL Cities - Smarter Citizens a multi-year academic collaboration between the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the University of Bergamo, with the support of the Pesenti Foundation.
The students presented technologically advanced scenarios focused on the human being and his health in the urban context, addressing the multiple aspects of the experience on the built environment, spaces, systems, and interactive artifacts. The results of the research were presented in a series of videos that allow an overview of the different topics dealt with and insights on possible solutions, constructional details and future practical implications.
STATE OF SURVEILLANCE. ARTISTIC RESEARCH ON THE IMPLICATIONS OF INTRUSIVE URBAN ROBOTICS AND SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY - Caleb Hawkins, Andreea Vasile Hoxa
02. THE FUTURE OF MACHINE LEARNING – Paola Bertazzoni, Desara Haroku, Francesca Seghezzi
03. HEALTY CITY. “ENGAGEMENT” IN PUBLIC REALM DUTING A POST PANDEMIC
04. GSD 2030. EPISODES IN EXPERIENTIAL FUTURES - Emily B. Yang
05. GOODS DELIVERY BY DRONES – Filippo Civera, Zoe Ferrari, Elena Tassis
06. 50 YEARS – Xinru Liu, Maria Roldan Castro, Minzi Long
07. COLLABORATIVE CANVAS. FOSTERING CONNECTION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY - Katarina Richter-Lunn, Sana Sharma
08. TELEPRESENCE. TO BRING PEOPLE TO PEOPLE – Silvia Bellinghieri, Paolo Calegari, Annachiara Carcano, Chiara Foiadelli, Mariantonella Todaro
09. LALLA. TRANSFORMING NOISES IN HIGHLY DENSE LIVING SPACES - Tosin Alliyu & Hyemin
10. NOISESCAPE - Sherihan Akkawi
11. THE FASHION OF SOCIAL DISTANCING. PANDEMIC PROXEMICS. Chenlu Wang, Meichun Cai, Ruijun Liu
12. LLUCEO. MANIFESTING THE NEW SPATIAL RELATIONSHIP – Maximilian Mueller, Barbara Alonso
RESPONSIVE ENVIRONMENTS: Episodes in Experiential Futures
REAL Cities / Bergamo 2.035
10 maggio 2019 – Si è tenuta oggi alla Harvard University Graduate School of Design la revisione finale del corso REAL Lab “Responsive Environments and Artifacts 2018-19”, quest’anno sul tema “The Future of Air Travel”, nell’ambito del progetto “REAL Cities | Bergamo 2.035” tra l’Harvard GSD e l’Università di Bergamo, con il sostegno della Fondazione Pesenti.
The winner of Start Cup Bergamo 2018 is "Fire Bird Brigade": a remote-controlled aircraft fire fighting system. The Pesenti Foundation awarded "A Photocatalytic Foam" by Cristian Prometti as project with the highest social impact. Bergamo, 16 October 2018 - During the 16th edition of the BergamoScienza Festival, in the Auditorium of the Bergamo University, it took place the final event of "Start Cup Bergamo 2018" training and entrepreneurial support program, now in its ninth edition. From this year the Pesenti Foundation will sustain the Start Cup Bergamo program, strengthening its collaboration with the Bergamo University and supporting the best proposals in terms of "impact investing", namely projects having positive impact on local social dynamics, and in particular projects developed by the Bergamo 2.035 research project, a long-standing collaborative partnership between the Pesenti Foundation, the Bergamo University and the Harvard University - Graduate School of Design. The Jury decreed the 2018 winners as follows: First place (€10,000): Fire Bird Brigade by Leonardo Viganò. An innovative remote-controlled aircraft fire fighting system designed to safely combat fires in high-risk scenarios. Second place (€5,000): Photocatalytic Foam by Cristian Prometti. A n innovative solution for the removal of micropollutants in wastewater. Third place (€2,500): Esterga by Luciano Fedeli. A web portal developing and structuring productive professional relationships in the gastronomy sector. The awards were presented by Sergio Cavalieri, Lucio Cassia, Tommaso Minola for UniBG, Vittorio Carrara for UBI (first prize); Enrico Ginevra for UniBG and Roberto Dubbini for the Young Entrepreneurs Group of Confindustria Bergamo (General Confederation of Italian Industry) (second prize); Elena Cefis for UniBG, Cristiano Arrigoni and Paolo Carminati for Bergamo Sviluppo (third prize). The final ceremony also included honoring (€2,500 each) some projects (selected from among all the 13 eligible entries) more in line with the three research issues of Start Cup Bergamo 2018: advanced manufacturing, health and personal care, creative and cultural industry. Special prize"HC.Lab" in the "Health and Personal Care" category to White and Seeds by Alessandro Ghizzardi, an innovative food company producing healthy and tasty snacks. Special prize in the "advanced manufacture" category to Luca Paganelli with the Pasko project. The winning team will travel to Beijing for a study period at X-lab, a platform developed by Tsinghua University, ranked as one of the best engineering and computer science schools in the world, with which the Bergamo University has recently engaged in a collaboration relationship. Special prize in the "creative and cultural industry" category to Samir Legdah with Blunì, an innovative student faculty document sharing application. In addition to the main award categories, Special Recognition Awards were also made to further enhance the development opportunities of the Start Cup Bergamo 2018 projects. The Young Entrepreneurs Group of Confindustria Bergamo awarded the Multiglasses project by Paolo Ralli with a two-year membership fee and one-year tutoring program as the best business idea ready to take the market; Bergamo Sviluppo – a Special Company of the Bergamo Chamber of Commerce – awarded Esterga by Luciano Fedeli with a special discount on its services; Fondazione Pesenti awarded Photocatalytic Foam by Cristian Prometti with a special contribution of € 2,500 as project with the highest social impact. The Start Cup Bergamo 2018 initiative, which involved in its final stage 13 teams of aspiring entrepreneurs, most of whom under 30, aimed at highlighting the best business projects promoting the economic and cultural growth of the whole society. Projects were examined in two sessions: in the first one, behind closed doors, the Jury members evaluated the competing projects and shortlisted 6 candidates for the next phase; in the second session, the finalists had a 3-minute "elevator pitch" presentation to showcase their entrepreneurial projects in front of a Jury composed of academics, entrepreneurs, investors, and the community of BergamoScienza. www.startcup.unibg.it
29, June 2018 –Yesterday an exclusive meeting was held at the Volvo Studio Milano with Allen Sayegh and Stefano Andreani of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design - the two main coordinators of the project Bergamo 2.035 - in the context of the Master Architecture Meets Fashion organized by Accademia E|D Editoriale Domus.
10th November 2017 – Today Roberto Pinto, University of Bergamo and Stefano Andreani, Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) welcomed the students at the Kilometro Rosso in Bergamo, and presented “Responsive Environments: Digital/Physical Retail” (2017-2018). The course is part of the Bergamo 2.035 | REAL Cities - Smarter Citizens, a multi-tier, multi-year academic collaboration between the University of Bergamo and the Harvard Graduate School of Design with the support of Fondazione Cav. Lav. Carlo Pesenti and the Municipality of Bergamo.
2017 5th May - Final review of the REAL Lab ‘Responsive Environments’ course. Within the framework of the “REAL Cities | Bergamo 2.035” research program between Harvard GSD and the University of Bergamo (with the support of Fondazione Pesenti), this year the students developed design projects on urban safety and augmented experiences.
The Bergamo 2035 research and teaching initiative is a multi-tier, multi-year academic collaboration between the University of Bergamo (UNIBG), the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University, USA and the Municipality of Bergamo, supported by Fondazione Pesenti. This year the main research topic is urban safety.