Largo Isarco, 2
Largo Isarco, 2
Benedetta Tagliabue runs the Miralles Tagliabue EMBT architecture studio, founded in 1994 with Enric Miralles, with offices in Barcelona and, since 2010, Shanghai. The studio’s most important projects include the Santa Caterina Market, Barcelona (2004), and the Spanish Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo (2010). Its current projects include the School of Management at Fudan University, Shanghai, and the Clichy-Montfermeil metro station, Paris.
Studio Swine (Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers) is a collaboration between Japanese architect Azusa Murakami and British artist Alexander Groves. In 2016, they were awarded the Rising Talent Award at Maison & Objet Paris. For the 2017 Salone, they have been invited by the fashion brand COS to set up a multi-sensory installation in the Cinema Arti in Milan.
Alice Rawsthorn is a design critic and author whose latest book Hello World: Where Design Meets Life explores design’s impact on our lives: past, present and future. She speaks on design at important global events including TED and the World Economic Forum’s annual meetings at Davos, Switzerland. Alice is chair of trustees of the Chisenhale Gallery and the contemporary dance group Michael Clark Company, and a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery.
Mimmo Jodice was born in Naples in 1934. An avant-garde photographer since the 1960s, Jodice has played a central role in the cultural movement that has projected Italian photography onto the international stage. In 2006, the University of Naples Federico II awarded him an honorary degree in architecture. In 2016, the Museo Madre in Naples hosted an extensive retrospective of his work.
Marco De Vincenzo was born in Messina in 1978. At 18 years old, he moved to Rome and, after graduating, joined Fendi’s Style Department, where he has worked for 15 years. At the same time, he has also launched his own clothing line, which debuted in Paris in 2009. In 2014, he was named as a Ten of Tomorrow honouree by the American fashion journal WWD.
David Chipperfield established his own practice in 1985. In 2012, he was appointed Director of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition. His most recent ongoing projects include: the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Reims, France; the Elizabeth House office and residential development in London; the Palace of Justice in Salerno, Italy; a headquarters building for the Amorepacific Museum of Art in Seoul; and the recently completed Mudec Museum of Cultures in Milan (2016).