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White Flag

Twenty Italian designers were asked to rethink the symbolic White Flag as a utopian emblem of global truce. The results were placed on the world map at the heart of the installation, but each day of the Biennale, one of the flags was removed and replaced by an object chosen or created by the designer. The intention was to instill a sense of urgency, even emergency, for the chosen places marked on the map. In the end there were only a landscape of objects, as an offertory brought about in a time of truce.

Photo: Bradley Lloyd Barnes

Administering Body: Triennale Design Museum
Design Team: Antonio Aricò; Associato Misto; Marco Campardo and Lorenzo Mason; Cristina Celestino; Matteo Cibic; CTRLZAK Studio; Francesco D'Abbraccio (Studio Frames); Folder; Alessandro Gnocchi; Francesca Lanzavecchia (Lanzavecchia + Wai); Lucia Massari; Giacomo Moor; Eugenia Morpurgo; Rio Grande (Lorenzo Cianchi, Natascia Fenoglio, Francesco Valtolina); Sovrappensiero Design Studio; Alessandro Stabile; Studio Gionata Gatto; Studio Zanellato/Bortotto; Gio Tirotto; 4P1B Design Studio
Curators: Silvana Annicchiarico, Giorgio Camuffo
Supporting Body: Ceramica Francesco De Maio (technical partner)