Future Ways of Living Charrette – Milan, Italy!

The IwB is heading to Milan, ITALY!

Future Ways of Living Design Charrette
Milan, Italy
June 2015

The IwB students, alumni, staff and faculty are heading to Milan for a charrette looking at how new media technologies impact ‘future ways of living.’

The Institute without Boundaries and Meet the Media Guru will host a living lab (charrette) this summer that explores how new media technologies will impact our daily lives over the next 10 years. This unique charrette will take place in Milan, Italy in tandem with events planned for Milan’s Expo (World’s Fair), including Expo in Citta and “The Virtuous Circle,” the Cumulus Conference on Design Culture and Experimentation.

The charrette is a collaboration with two core academic partners; the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano and the Cumulus International Association. It is also supported by the City of Toronto, City of Milan and the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario, building upon the sister-city partnership between Toronto and Milano.

Join us for these events in Milan!

Guru Days: June 11-12
This event will celebrate Meet the Media Guru’s 10th anniversary. The Guru Days will host 10 international thought leaders from around the world, who will provide inspirational talks on a variety of topics that relate to the core charrette themes. These lectures are expected to have an attendance of over 600 people and will take place at Mediateca Santa Teresa di Milano. This lecture series and event is being realized with the official partnership of Fastweb.

Future Ways of Living Charrette: June 15-19
Hosted by the Institute without Boundaries, this event will also take place at the Mediateca, and will engage over 60 participants from various academic and professional backgrounds to co-develop, envision and design how technologies can change our lives over the next 10 years. The charrette results will be captured in a documentary and publication.

All IwB students, alumni and faculty interested in attending, are invited to send their CV and a short statement of interest (max. 200 words) to rgiusti@georgebrown.ca. The deadline for submission is May 22, 2015.

For more informationdownload the event summary here.

Stay tuned for more on this event!

Photo Credits: Meet the Media Guru, Milan