Not a school

Antithetical as this statement may sound, it is critically important to draw a distinction between the ODS and conventional design schools in which - even in th…

We are open

We are open Our work started more than a month ago. We started cleaning, defining spaces, building up all the furniture developed by Lukas Wegwerth, which we a…

Selection: New team members!

We are happy to announce our new team members! For the position of Lab Manager, we decided to split the responsibility between two exciting profiles: Giovanni …

Bringing in a new team member

Given the operating structure, each new member can either fundamentally enhance or compromise group dynamics. It is preferable for teams to expand slowly rather…

OpenStructures

The OpenStructures (OS) project initiates a construction system where everyone designs for everyone. It was conceived and developed by Thomas Lommee and Christi…

Why we need an Open Design School

In Italy, as in most other developed economies throughout Europe and elsewhere, the 20th century was a century of profound change. Globalisation brought materi…

Do we need leaders?

Simple as this statement is, this is obviously one of the most difficult principles to successfully implement without triggering collapse due to group…

Valve Software

Bellevue, Washington, USA1996 > present “Hierarchies are great for maintaining predictability and repeatability. They simplify the planning and make it easi…

Open Design School Users Manual

The Open Design School Manual has two primary purposes. On the one hand, it outlines the principles and philosophy that inspired the ethos of the school, contex…

Sigma Group

Timisoara, Romania1969 > 1980 The Sigma Group was an experimental group active in Timişoara between 1969-1980 and consisting of Ştefan Bertalan, Lucian Codr…

Global Tools

Ettore Sottsass Jr., Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Riccardo Dalisi, Remo Buti, Ugo La Pietra, Franco Raggi, Davide Mosconi, Archizoom, 9999, Superstudio, U…

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