From the 7th – 27th of September 2016, some of the world’s most exciting and ambitious designers, innovators, and cultural bodies will come together at the inaugural London Design Biennale. This global exhibition, exploring the role of design in our collective futures, will occupy the entirety of Somerset House’s exhibition spaces. Responding to the theme ‘Utopia by Design’, creative teams from over 35 countries reaching across six continents will present installations that interrogate the history of the utopian idea, and address and explore the role of design in solving some of humanity’s most pressing issues.
Representing Italy, the Triennale Design Museum of Milan challenged twenty Italian Designers to rethink the symbolic ‘White Flag’ as the utopian emblem of global truce. In response to this brief, each Designer has produced their own interpretation of the flag, which will be displayed as an installation in Somerset House, London. Antonio Aricò was selected to participate by Silvana Annicchiarico Director of the Triennale Design Museum in addressing the theme of Utopia by Design.