16 designers. 13 comrades. 8 cities. 2 months. Countless Aperol spritzes. Overall, the italiaDesign Field School was an enriching experience that exposed us to the cultural context in which Italian design is cultivated in.
We were fortunate enough to schedule appointments with Italy’s established and emerging designers, architects and innovators to film them in their studios and interview them to ask about specific works and their design philosophies.
Along with my teammate, Vivian, we interviewed graphic design studio Glasfurd & Walker, product designer Alessandra Baldereschi, founder of Zetalab Lucio Luzo Lazzara and gallery director Paolo Cavallo at Campari.
In between interviewing and relaxation, we made several cultural films to capture our perspectives, the particularities and the people of the cities we visited. We spent time speaking with locals (in our best Italian) and observing the scene to get an honest portrayal of each city.
As we were the eleventh team to embark on a design field school from our university, we built upon a legacy of research and the tradition of sharing this knowledge with our peers through a website. Take a look!
Researcher, Interviewer, Assistant Director, Note-taker, Video Editor
Cultural Research, Video Filming, Video Editing, Sketching, Interviewing