The Poor, the Rich and the Ugly (and other characters, too)
Talk in collaboration with Tasmeem Doha 2019
Orange Hall at VCUarts Qatar
Journeying through the profession of design, Giovanni Innella meets and collaborates with craftsmen, designers, artists and a variety of other people. Every project is not only an effort to create something together with them, but a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about his or her craft, about who he or she is. Besides telling about the different projects, this presentation introduces the various characters that have been part of Giovanni’s story.
Giovanni Innella studied Industrial Design at the Politecnico of Torino (Italy), Conceptual Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and obtained a PhD in Design Critique from Northumbria University (UK). In his career, Giovanni exhibited at the International Design Biennale of Saint-Etienne and the Fuorisalone of Milan among other venues. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands).
Currently Giovanni is based in Tokyo where he runs his own practice and occupies the position of an Assistant Professor at the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology at Tokyo Metropolitan University.
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