Michael Obrist
in conversation with

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli [2050+]

Drifting – across design, technology, the environment and politics

30. November 2021

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli [2050+]

Michael Obrist [feld72] in conversation with Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli [2050+] about "Drifting – across design, technology, the environment and politics"

Drifting – across design, technology, the environment and politics
A simple tap on a phone conceals a chain of sequenced operations, procedures, and invisible frictions: a complex system where physical, chemical, and synthetic regimes are entangled in a short time-frame and across scales, from the microscopic to the planetary and beyond. Algorithmic intelligences regulates this transborder flow of information through sophisticated tracking and surveillance systems, generating immense amounts of real-time digital personhood, identities and architectures; data mining goes hand in hand with the mining of minerals to keep the system running, exhausting both geological and biological bodies in a permanent computational loop; as software and hardware take command, our intimate, social, productive and urban landscapes are mutating rapidly, posing urgent questions around the relationship between the private & domestic and the collective & public spheres; opening other scenarios in the way cities are inhabited and by whom.

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli is an architect and curator based in Milan. He is the founder of the interdisciplinary agency 2050+ whose work moves across technology, environment, politics, and design. Latest projects include the research films Riders Not Heroes I and II and the exhibition Aquaria at MAAT in Lisbon. Ippolito most recently curated Open, the Russian Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale, and co-edited the accompanying collection Voices (Towards Other Institutions), which puts forward alternative forms of constituencies and collectiveness. In 2018 He co-curated Manifesta’s 12th edition, The Planetary Garden: Cultivating Coexistence, taking place in Palermo. Between 2007 and 2020 he has worked as an architect and partner at OMA/AMO, where his work focused on preservation, scenography, and curation. Ippolito teaches at the Royal College of Arts in London Data Matter, a research and design studio exploring the entangled relationship between data and the material world.
2h, 2 ECTS
via Zoom
30. Novemver 2021, 18Uhr