Autofficina Futuro is an interactive installation in which the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano in collaboration with CamerAnebbia takes part in the exhibition Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao invited by the Norman Foster Foundation.


Interactive Overview of Mobility in the Future

The reality that surrounds us is changing thanks to a new awareness and responsibility. With the complicity of new technologies, an increasingly less Euclidean spatiality emerges, unstable and in continuous becoming, produced by flows, transcalar dynamics, multi-level networks and tangled connections. A different, multiple, networked, systemic and relational concept of mobility is appearing, leading us to look far ahead and ask ourselves ‘What will the future of the automobile be 200 years after its conception? Will it be the undisputed protagonist as in the previous century or it will give up its place to new forms of movement? Will a paradigm shift be required?’

The interactive installation Autofficina Futuro, invites the visitor to discover a range of future scenarios.  It recalls the idea of the auto body shop; the place of Made in Italy, where, at the beginning of the 20th century, cars were produced, repaired, improved and modified in a fertile and vital dialogue with the customer. The place of sophisticated, almost sartorial elegance, of cognitive and innovative exchange, of the realization of unique pieces responding to the desires of the clients; the place of production, expressive freedom, of ideas and experimentation.

If Leonardo Da Vinci teaches us that "motion is the cause of every life",Autofficina Futuro tempts the visitor to change itself as (s)he gets closer to it, and, thus, to truly discover it. An imaginary landscape populates the five monitors and spurs us into action. Standing in front of one of them will start the narration of one of the manifold stories contained in it; thus, allowing the 12 projects of the students of the School of Design of the Politecnico di Milano to emerge.

Each project responds to a challenge and investigates different aspects of the main theme of future mobility, spanning the dimensions of environment, city, society, community and individual. In parallel, a virtual exhibition hosted on a dedicated Instagram page reveals additional contents.

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Interactive installation credits

Content Curator and Exhibit Design / Curatela e progetto allestitivo
Luisa Collina with Ilaria Bollati | Politecnico di Milano

Scientific Board / Comitato Scientifico
Roberto Boni, Fausto Brevi, Giulio Ceppi, Nicola Crea, Flora Gaetani, Daniela Maurer, Francesco Zurlo | Politecnico di Milano

Scientific Coordination / Coordinamento Scientifico
Ilaria Bollati | Politecnico di Milano

Multimedia and Interactive Experience / Esperieza Multimediale e Interattiva

Visual Design / Progetto Visuale
Umberto Tolino | Politecnico di Milano

Videos / Video
with Lab Immagine | Politecnico di Milano

Illustrations / Illustrazioni
Francesca Gastone | Atelier Fyumi

Photos / Fotografie
Niccolò Biddau

Instagram Feed / Feed di Instagram
Claudia Martinazzo, Elisa Zanardi | Politecnico di Milano

Video interviews / Video interviste
Marco Frascarelli | Politecnico di Milano

Instagram Feed / Feed di Instagram
Claudia Martinazzo, Elisa Zanardi | Politecnico di Milano

Catalogue Editorial Staff / Redazione Catalogo
Andrea Manciaracina, Claudia Mastrantoni | Politecnico di Milano

Design classes involved in the scenarios and concept generation / Corsi progettuali coinvolti negli scenari e nella generazione dei concept

Master TAD Specializing Master Course in Transportation & Automobile Design
Fausto Brevi, Emilio Mario Favilla, Flora Gaetani, Alice Pignatel | Politecnico di Milano

Industrial Design Studio
Roberto Boni, Nicola Crea with Antonelli Marco, Dalessandro Greta | Politecnico di Milano

Future of Mobility Workshop
Francesco Zurlo, Daniela Maurer with Xue Pei, Silvana Migliozzi, Federica Colombo | Politecnico di Milano in collaboration with MIDEA

Designing the Italic and Molecular Auto Body Shop at 2084 Workshop
Giulio Ceppi with Massimo Facchinetti, Fortunato D’Amico, Pietro Montefusco, Ilaria Siani | Politecnico di Milano in collaboration with Poggipolini

all students involved in generating project scenarios / tutti gli studenti coinvolti nella generazione degli scenari progettuali

Stefano Armento, Edoardo Aresi, Stefano Balzan, Andrea Bardusco, Filippo Batavia, Matteo Bricchi, Tommaso Brioschi, Jean Pierre Bruni, Fabrizio Buonomo, Riccardo Camponovo, Mattia Carcereri, Carlotta Ciotti, Mariateresa D’Imperio, Anna Dondini, Shaojing Dong, Fabio Errera, Daniel Ferrari, Loris Foletti, Tazio Emanuele Furiani, Salvador Reyes Guardado, Johna Gussoni, Andrea Lanzalotta, Lucia Li Causi, Elisa Lucertoni, Greta Mellaro, Leonardo Nevola, Dai Pan, Elisa Pessina, Claudia Petruzzi, Paolo Puglielli, Gianluca Raciti, Alessio Rigamonti, Giuseppe Romano, Samuele Sala Veni, Ramprasadh Selvarajah, Pasquale Smimmo, Marika Straticò, Giancarlo Temin, Riccardo Tonin, Edoardo Trabattoni, Pietro Tranchellini Pasquale Vitale, Siwei Wang, Esteban Wittinghan Quiñones, Francesco Zullo

School of Design of the Politecnico di Milano / Scuola del Design del Politecnico di Milano

Department of Design of the Politecnico di Milano / Dipartimento di Design del Politecnico di Milano

Fondazione Politecnico di Milano / Fondazione Politecnico di Milano

Project supported by / Progetto realizzato grazie
the Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity by the Italian Ministry of Culture
under the Italian Council program (2021) /al sostegno della Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea del Ministero della Cultura nell’ambito del programma ItalianCouncil (2021)

Under the patronage of / Con il patrocinio di
Guggenheim Bilbao
Norman Foster Foundation

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