May 16, 2022

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Echino Design – Design, Art and Science from the Perspective of Vital Tradition

Location: City of Science in Naples (Naples).
Treatment: Carla Angela, Valentina Perricone, Gabriel Pontello, Roberta Angari.

Echino Design is an exhibition promoted by the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design of the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” and Città della Scienza, which has been proposed as a new opportunity to investigate, in an interdisciplinary way, the relationship between design, art and science from the point of view of biomimetics, a discipline that deals with Inspire principles, logic, formations and structures observed in nature to design innovative technologies and artifacts.

The exhibition includes design, artistic and scientific products that interpret, in the key of biomimetics, the biological characters of chocolate (sea urchins) observed from different perspectives and through different levels of morphological, generative, structural, physical and dynamic research. synthetics.

To implement the exhibition, a call for proposals has been launched in recent months, targeting designers, artists, engineers and scientists, to propose ideas and concepts for artefacts inspired by achenoids. The submissions were evaluated and selected by the curators and presented by an interdisciplinary scientific panel made up of internationally renowned representatives of design, engineering and science.
Many designers, artists, and scholars from around the world responded to the call, including Brazil, India, Germany, Spain, Palestine and France. Some of the projects involved distinguished companies in Campania with the aim of technology transfer and the third task. Products on display include lamps, biomedical aids, multifunctional furniture products, jewelry, communication devices, new materials, accessories, and scientific research findings.

Incorporating different perspectives and different interpretations on the subject of Echinoids, a multidisciplinary and multi-sensory experience will be presented to the audience, which will allow even the least experienced visitors to immerse themselves in the enchanting world of echinoids and understand the amazing environment. The value and potential for inspiration for the development of new artifacts.

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