ReACT by design - page 14-15

Storytelling 1o1
the “crash
Storytelling 1o1 is a journey into the world of storytell-
ing through 101 exercises started October 3rd, 2016
(and finishing in March 2017).
What we are going to do during
Re-Act by Design
is con-
centrate the main aspects of the whole course’s into a
one-week (very) intense workshop, with a special focus
on the topic of
The students, during the workshop, will learn how to
work within the “digital community” frame. How does
a digital community work? What are the roles, the ac-
tivities, the challenges and the tricks to run it in a
proper way? In order to learn all these various things,
the workshop participants will have to be part of the
community itself.
To learn how to build your characters, locations and
storylines trying to express the concept of displace-
ment using Instagram and (its related) digital tools.
By the end of the week the students will have defined a
framework to follow in order to tell their collaborative
story. Each student’s story will converge into the main
story which will continue to exist and develop also
once the workshop is finished.
Useful links
@storytelling1o1 course account on Instagram
#storytelling1o1 (to see all student’s work done so far on Instagram)
Stefano Mirti
is a designer and
teacher based in Milan.
Degree + PhD in Architecture at
Politecnico di Torino. Post-doc at
Tokyo University. Lecturer at Tama
Fine Art Academy (Tokyo) and then
Associate Professor at Interaction
Design Institute Ivrea (2001/2005).
From 2007 to 2011 head of NABA
design school, since 2008 in charge
of the design course at Bocconi
university in Milan. In the summer
2012, he was appointed as Head of
all on-line activities of ABADIR Fine
Arts Academy, Catania.
He is one of the founders of
Cliostraat, part of the collective from
1991 to 2002. Since 2006 he is one of
the partners of IdLab (responsible of
all the design activities).
Since 2013, in charge of Design 1o1
MOOCs for Iversity Berlin and
scientific director of Relational
Design master course for Abadir.
From January 2014 to December
2015 he was the responsible of Expo
Milan 2015 social media team.
In Twitter and Instagram: @stefi_
idlab, Stefano Mirti and Blueberries
on Facebook.
Fosca Salvi
has a background in
interaction design (she completed a
MA in Digital and Multimedia
Communication at IUAV University
of Venice). She spent several years in
the Netherlands, working at various
design agencies (VanBerlo and Lava
Design between the others).
In 2015, she moved back to Italy. She
is now working at IdLab, managing
projects of different nature – some
more extravagant than others –
based on design, communication
and social media.
She is – together with Stefano Mirti
and Nuphap Aunyanuphap – in
charge of storytelling 1o1 course /
grammar of ornament
Today’s globalized
being together
heralds the end of
the idea of fixed and singular identities. We reject
the idea that the blurring of cultural borders results
in a bland blend. Architecture should not be de-
prived from ornament and motives to act as a neu-
tral canvas for today’s multi-faced urban life. Can
our age of displacement give rise to a new formal
language, which doesn’t shy, but embraces the rich-
ness of today’s cultural multiplicity?
We draw inspiration from early 20th century eclec-
ticism, where decorative motives and differing cul-
tural styles were combined to create something new
and original. Building upon a long-standing tradi-
tion of pattern design as a means for domestic place
making, this cross disciplinary workshop investi-
gates the possibility of a contemporary
grammar of
Through an associative and referential
process students will combine, scale, offset and
eventually repeat gathered imagery to create a se-
ries of patterns.
Bird & PomegranateWallpaper, W. Morris, 1868
In the 19th centuryWilliamMorris began designing wallpaper
with complex rhythms andmovement, which seemed to capture
the randomness of nature. By rejecting the mechanisation of the
industrial revolution, his wallpapers symbolise the revival of
traditional handicrafts and a return to a simplerway of life.
The Brazil pattern on linen, Josef Frank, 1943
Josef Frank reinterpreted an eclectic mix of historic and exotic
influences in the fabrics andwallpapers he designed. The
patterns feature surreal organic forms in vibrant colours and
read as a protest against the standardization of Modernism.
GoldenAge, AiWeiwei, 2015
GoldenAge is a response to widespread government surveillance
programs, the limitations imposed by censorship, and the
proliferation of social media and free exchange of information
despite such restrictions.
Bird & PomegranateWallpaper,
Morris, 1868
The Brazil pattern on linen, Josef Frank, 1943
Golden Age, Ai Weiwei, 2015
Sergison Bates London
DRDH London
6a architects London
Camiel Van Noten
studied at
KULeuven and currently works at
Sergison Bates in London.
Jef Driesen
studied at UAntwerpen
and currently works for DRDH in
David Schmidt
studied at Delft
University of Technology and
currently works for 6a architects in
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