Lake Como Design Festival 2022 focuses on the theme of Neo-nomadism
The Lake Como Design Festival – from 17th to 25th September, in Como, renews its format with exhibitions, talks and events in historical, unpublished or forgotten places in the city and in the Como area.
This year, on the theme of Neo-nomadism, a concept moving seamlessly between real and digital life in a survey of new movements of culture and labour.
Housed in historical, unpublished or forgotten places in the city and in the surrounding area, the Lake Como Design Festival aims to allow the public to discover Como through an unprecedented cultural proposal focused.
These have always featured throughout the history of mankind but are now also very much associated with the phenomena of the great economic divide and of climate change.
The festival event explores how the constant movement of people is a defining element of our times that is also influencing creativity.
In the words of Lorenzo Butti, the event’s creator and artistic director,
“It is an increasingly indispensable road of knowledge to travel in an era of globalisation in which we can become aware of and celebrate our diversity through site-specific exhibitions of art and design in a renewed dialogue between different cultures.
The journey has to start from what history has handed down to us, accompanied by a fundamental awareness of the importance of preserving what we have, while creating anew what has not been seen before and promoting it.“
The programme for 2022 includes ERRANTI, a group exhibition curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti (FAM) featuring some of the best-known Italian and international artists and designers at Palazzo del Broletto, Palazzo Mugiasca and Casartelli Science Museum.
The open call for independent designers, publishers and galleries dedicated to contemporary design hosted at the Casartelli Science Museum is back this year, with all works submitted by exhibitors to be sold through an online auction in collaboration with Catawiki, starting on September 16th.
Design will also be the by-word at Casa Bianca, a historic residence overlooking Lake Como and open to the general public for the first time, realised in collaboration with Galerie Philia, and exhibiting the work of a selection of designers in the rooms of this historic residence.
In collaboration with Movimento Club, Lake Como Design Festival presents In Search of Lost Time, a collective exhibition of contemporary designers inspired by the homonymous work by Marcel Proust, in the setting of the neoclassical Villa Gallia.
Featured artists and designers: Jordan Lee Flemming, Satomi Minoshima, Sarah Murphy, Oliver Cook, Intervallo, Juliana Maurer, Solene Bonnet, Auchkatz, Milena Kling, Gerlach & Heilig, Charlotte Anne Declerq, Stone Stackers, Montserrat Pina Benetts, Hayden Richer, Joseph Yang, Tim Vranken, Victor Hahner, Studio Zero, Chuch Estudio, LLOTLOOV, Panorammma, Mesut Ozturk, TIPSTUDIO, Min Park, Studio F, Arequipe, CELO, MILLIM, Federica Elmo, Dean Norton, Tellurico, Morgane Aveus, Neemesi, Sashaxsasha, Max Funkat, SECOLO.
The journalist Prashanth Cattaneo has been entrusted with curating the talk section under the arcade of Broletto, titled Refreshment, which offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to meet and to get to know authors and experts in Italian design.
The guided tours promoted by Wonderlake also return in the fourth edition, this year with a focus on Rationalist architecture in Como, to discover the Casa del Fascio and the Monumento ai Caduti (Monument to the Fallen) in Como and the Casa Cattaneo, the rationalist masterpiece by Cesare Cattaneo in Cernobbio.
Running parallel to the events at the institutional locations, the festival also includes a series of fringe or off projects in the city of Como itself.