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Prada , Frames


Prada, Frames

‘Prada Frames’, an annual symposium dedicated to the exploration and
dissemination of ideas, is back. Held concurrently with the city’s furniture fair, the
Salone del Mobile, the symposium is taking place across three days from April 14th
to the 16th. For 2024, scholars are considering the theme of ‘Being Home’, a pressing concept in today’s geopolitical climate. Beyond merely serving as a source of comfort – or a physical shelter – the event addresses the broader notion of home as an ever-
changing environment that continuously evolves throughout one’s life. It also
provokes discussions on how living spaces serve to shape an individual’s socio-
economic conditions. The research-based design studio Formafantasma has once again curated Prada Frames, having previously helmed 2022’s ‘On Forest’, an exploration of the forest and the modern timber industry, and 2023’s ‘Materials in Flux’, which was held in both Hong Kong and Milan and considered the aesthetics and ethics of materials
and textile production. Paola Antonelli, Brigitte Baptiste, Kate Crawford, and Jack Halberstam are among the contributors lending their expertise to ‘Being Home’. Other contributions come from Anna Puigjaner, Alice Rawsthorn, Isabella Rossellini, Françoise Vergès, and the architecture practice OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen. Prada Frames is being held at Milan’s Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, a historic house converted into a public space, showcasing art from the Italian Renaissance. The
program consists of a series of lectures and conversations. Those interested in attending Prada Frames can register online.


This Year’s ‘Prada Frames’ Explores the Concept of Home

Credits: Text by Sarah Kearns – Photos by Simon