Microtools, The Invisible Synapse
Installation, Alcova, Milan Design Week, April 2019
In Collaboration with KooZA/rch
For the 58th edition of the Salone (ab)Normal in collaboration with KooZA/rch invites a curated selection of architects & designers to unveil and reveal your sources of inspiration. At a time when digital platforms have become our Mecca of inspiration, from the likes of pinterest to tumblr, instagram amongst others, we strive to draw our attention back to the physical object as well as its space of exchange. Inspired by Duchamp’s ‘Boîte-en-valise’, a portable miniature monograph of the artists’ work, we ask to present and design ones own ‘valise of inspiration’ contained within a maximum volume of 40x40x15cm. This can ‘contain’ objects, emotions, material fragments or can in itself be a ‘novel’ interpretation of inspiration within the 21st century. From the chapter of a book, to the touched surface to the glimpse of a detail in the daily journey to work, the intervention will exhibit all the absolute material moments of our tangible world.