Rethinking Happiness with Aldo Cibic 

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  Thurs, Mar 2
  DX  |  234 Bay Street

In celebration of Italian Design Day, Design Exchange and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura have teamed up to present the latest instalment of Aldo Cibic’s Rethinking Happiness project.

Aldo is the founder of Cibicworkshop, a design studio and multidisciplinary research centre based in Milan, Italy. First presented at the 12th La Biennale di Venezia, Rethinking Happiness, has grown into a platform for discussion on how, through any and all disciplines of design, we can promote happiness. Its’ focus is both on collective intelligence learnings, and unique ideas.

During the talk Aldo will explore his findings and draw parallels between great and poor design (his own and others) in the context of the Rethinking Happiness paradigm. Aldo’s presentation will be followed by a followed by an audience Q&A led by Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Director of Programs for EDIT. ​Come prepared to share!

About Aldo:

Aldo Cibic was born in Schio, Vicenza, Italy in 1955, and quickly developed a self-directed interest in the world of design.

In 1981 he was a founding member of Memphis, an artists’ collective that marked an epoch-making transition in the world of design and architecture. In 1989 he founded the practice Cibic & Partners and, in 2010, the Cibicworkshop began to focus more heavily on alternative sustainable project types aimed at enhancing whole local areas and defining new cultural, emotional and environmental awareness of public space. In 2015 he curated the Venice Architecture Biennale of the Arts & Craft exhibition at the Venice pavilion.

Aldo teaches at the Politecnico di Milano, the IUAV, Venice, and the Domus Academy; he is an honorary professor at the Tongji University, Shanghai.



Organized with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

In collaboration with:
Cibic Workshop; Triennale di Milano; George Brown College's School of Design

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