We toured the world's public spaces looking for ideas and projects to present next April in Milan - interventions, installations, and services that will transform the way we experience and live the city.
This is Public Design Festival's challenge: when professionals' aware and sustainable design meets the active participation of citizens, students, travellers and tourists - that's when cities can change.
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Public Design Festival was designed and carried out by esterni, a Milan-based group that devolps interventions, and cultural and communication projects in urban public spaces. Visit the website and you will discover their history and activities, their photos, videos, and the people
It's the daily life of cities, becoming every day a more and more difficult and chaotic place to live in for millions of people, that leads us to the first questions: how is it possible to make the urban environment surrounding us more comfortable, beautiful, and functional? How can design change and improve the relationship between people and the spaces surround them? Think public: that's the only way to survive in contemporary societies.
That means sharing thoughts, ideas, and opinions, and being open to exchanges, information, and the development of new projects and collaborations. It means getting to know each other, your neighbours, and your city, with its little squares, lanes, and hidden corners. It means experiencing the city, rather than just cross it, imagining how it could be, and trying to awarely re-design it.