Bergamo 2035 on Domus Innovation 2018

Domus Innovation 2018 is a Domus special issue edited by Allen Sayegh, Stefano Andreani (Harvard Graduate School of Design) and Walter Mariotti (Domus), among the projets REAL CITIES | Bergamo 2035, with the support of the Pesenti Foundation.





This Special issue is an attempt to collapse technology, design and the human experience into one and brings forward innovation as the fusion of these paradigms.


A collaborative effort between Domus and the REAL Lab at Harvard GSD, this special issue goes back to the fundamental basics of design perception, materiality, interaction, craft and adaptation.




Addressing innovation from the global scale down to the micro-world as it relates to the human experience, we explore the dynamic and impactful role of design hybrids to foster enhanced relationships between human beings and their surroundings.


At the core of this Innovation issue is and inquiry into the multiple ways that the rapid pace of innovation affects how we perceive, respond and adapt to our environment.


And how this experiential transformation in turn influences the special, material and even cultural development of our surroundings by adopting a looped feedback process that is a fundamental catalyst of innovation.




The issue ultimately presents alternative perspectives to design-driven innovation at the intersection of advanced research and forward-looking practices for positive changes to our present and future world, and to the ways we will inhabit it.




Contributors include: Antoine Picon (Harvard GSD), Sanford Kwinter (Pratt Institute), Martin Bechthold (Harvard GSD), Joanna Aizenberg (Harvard SEAS), Paola Antonelli (MoMA NYC), Sawako Kaijima (Harvard GSD), Aric Chen (M+ Hong King), Jodi Goldstein (Harvard i-Labs).



Featured works by: REAL Lab (Harvard GSD), MaPS Group (Harvard GSD), Wyss Institute, INVIVIA, Harvard Innovation Labs, MIT Media Lab.