The In Residence project reaches its tenth edition this year, proposing “Imaginative Rituals” as the theme linking the workshops and experiences at Du Parc Contemporary Suites in Turin. Designers are invited to consider common action as ritual heritage and to reflect on the objects differently linked to daily and collective activities. Experimenting in the creation of possible rituals, incorporating the values to associate with objects or actions. Design that aims to solve a problem or recurring daily need of the individual, material or spiritual, and a possible future collective.
As in the previous editions, this year the selected designers pursued a research project together with students on the theme proposed, in a continuous and extremely and productive exchange. The following designers organized workshops as part of the In Residence project: Marlène Huissoud, Fernando Laposse, Carlo Lorenzetti, Nick Ross, Birgit Severin and Tijmen Smeulders.
Barbara Brondi & Marco Rainò are architects, interested in experimenting through the project, theoretical research and critical commitment in the fields of architecture, graphics and contemporary design. The creators of various exhibitions and publishing projects, they are the editors of the IN Residence program.