If you are in London do come and view Francesca’s project “Equilibrio” designed on the occasion of the Triennale Design Museum installation “White Flag” curated by Silvana Annicchiarico and Giorgio Camuffo for the London Design Biennale 2016.
The exhibition runs for 20 days and 20 Italian designers have been chosen for it. Each one has been asked to design a white flag, filling it with symbols, signs and meaning to convey the value of a surrender, of a truce, a contemporary metaphor of utopia, according to the curators: not a form of construction, but rather an act of deconstruction.
Two utopias come together in this piece, conflicting but united and supported by the same structure. These white flags, which stare at each other in a tangible tension, represent the objectification of a moment when one is forced to suspend judgement.
When the truce is broken, an absence of flags means that instability returns to the two conflicting sides. A return to equilibrium can now only occur if there is real cooperation between the opposing parties, who need to seize the initiative and act together.
Equilibrio is a celebration of sharing, a dance in search of ethereality, harmony and cooperation. It is a hope for our tomorrow.
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