Lake Como Design Festival announces its fourth edition – from 17th to 25th September in Como, renewing its exhibitions, talks and events format in historical, unknown or forgotten locations in the Como area and the city.
The festival aims to establish a fascinating and original dialogue between history, architecture, design and art.
The theme of this festival will be Neo-nomadism, a concept moving seamlessly between real and digital life in a survey of new movements of culture and labour. These have always featured throughout the history of mankind but are now also very much associated with the phenomena of the great economic divide and of climate change. The festival event explores how the constant movement of people is a defining element of our times that is also influencing creativity.
The programme for 2022 includes ERRANTI, a group exhibition curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti (FAM) featuring some of the best-known Italian and international artists and designers.
The open call for independent designers, publishers and galleries dedicated to contemporary de-sign hosted at the Casartelli Science Museum is back this year, with all works submitted by exhib-itors to be sold through an online auction in collaboration with Catawiki.
Design will also be the by-word at Casa Bianca, a historic residence overlooking Lake Como and open to the general public for the first time, realised in collaboration with Galerie Philia, and ex-hibiting the work of a selection of designers in the rooms of this historic residence.
The journalist Prashanth Cattaneo has been entrusted with curating the talk section at Villa Gallia, entitled Refreshment, which offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to meet and to get to know authors and experts in Italian design at an exclusive location on Lake Como. Running parallel to the events at the institutional locations, the festival also includes a series of fringe or off projects in the city of Como itself.