#iorestoacasa with Open Design School

In March we decided to launch, due to the forced stop for the Covid emergency, a column that will allow us to explore with you topics of common interest.

We have recommended visions, listening, reading and learning related to architecture, design and everything that revolves around them.

And we have asked for your contribution by comparing and exchanging advice, suggestions and new proposals that you would like to include in our column.

Despite the measures imposed by the Government have loosened over time and are allowing a slow resumption of activities, we have decided to continue along this path, continuing to constantly update this column. So keep on following us, you will find the old and new tips, divided by section with all the useful links to find them: movies, podcasts, reading, learning and everything we will advise you on our socials.


25th May - The Coursera platform, the largest in the world in terms of online training, has made the entire catalogue of courses for universities and students in Italy and in all areas of the world affected by the spread of the coronavirus available free of charge. We would like to point out two courses in the field of management and artistic curatorship of cultural organizations:
Arts and Heritage Management (bit.ly/ArtaandHeritageCoursera);
The Cycle: Management of Successful Arts and Cultural Organizations (bit.ly/TheCycleCoursera).


22nd May - On Fridays we dedicate it to DIY and learning. This week we have prepared a new chapter of the path proposed by Open Design School on Self-design, to build a table, always inspired by Enzo Mari: bit.ly/ODSWSAutoprogettazione3


14th May - 10 films recommended by Adam Nathaniel Furman, artist and designer, for Domus. Choose them and watch them here: bit.ly/10filmAdamNathanielFurmanDomus


8th May - Friday is the day we dedicate to learning. This week a new workshop proposed by Open Design School on Self-design, to build a library inspired by Enzo Mari: bit.ly/ODSWSAutoprogettazione2


6th May - Netflix gives you the chance to see the first series of Abstract: The Art of Design for free and without subscriptions. Available on YouTube at the link: bit.ly/Abstractfirstseason

April 30th - The Bauhaus, celebrated on the occasion of the recent centenary, and the eternal figure of Gae Aulenti: the two movies we recommend today are Bauhaus Spirit (bit.ly/BauhausSpiritStreaming) and Gae Aulenti - Incontri Ravvicinati (bit.ly/GaeAulentiStreaming), in free streaming on RaiPlay.


April 28th - Today's two podcasts are dedicated to UX Designers: Design Details Podcast is a must for all graphic designers and interface designers, with interviews with the designers who made the software and products you use every day;

User Defenders is the best podcast for User Experience designers. A fun series of interviews by Jason Ogle with some of the best UX designers in the world, to learn about their work, the tools they use, their design philosophy. You can listen to them here:




April 24th - Every week, on Friday, a workshop signed Open Design School. This week's workshop is Camera Lucida. Optical tools applied to drawing: bit.ly/WSODSCameraLucida


April 22nd - The incredible story of the church designed by Alvar Aalto in Riola, Bologna, brought to public attention thanks to this documentary by director Roberto Ronchi and journalist Mara Corradi.

Presented at the Milano Design Film Festival in 2018, Non abbiamo sete di secenografie is available in streaming on Vimeo: bit.ly/AlvarAaltoFilm


20 April - Two more international podcasts this week. We present The Honest Designers Show and Business of Architecture Podcast.

Links to listen to them: bit.ly/HonestDesigners and bit.ly/BusinessofArchitecturePod.


17 April - Every week, on Friday, a workshop signed Open Design School. This week's workshop is Autoprogettazione, to design and build chair #1, inspired by Enzo Mari: bit.ly/ODSWSAutoprogettazione


April 14th - Two international podcasts, among the most popular and cult ones in the world:
99% Invisible, produced by Roman Mars, which tells us how design is everywhere, and Design Matters with Debbie Millman, a podcast on air for 14 years.
Listen to them here:


April 10th - Every week, on Friday, a workshop signed Open Design School. This week's workshop is Resin Shapes, to create design objects from a simple mould: bit.ly/ODSWSResina


April 6th- This week we suggest you listen to Roberto Marin who leads SNAP - Architettura Imperfetta, dedicated to new information technologies in the modern architectural design process: BIM, augmented reality, virtual reality, parametric and algorithmic design. The work of the architect in step with the times. You can listen to it here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1387742223

The second podcast is dedicated to architectural photographers with what is called the first community dedicated to the theme. All 9 episodes can be found here: https://www.spreaker.com/show/fotografia-dellarchitettura


April 3rd - Every week, on Friday, a workshop signed Open Design School. The first workshop proposed is Rubber, engraving and printing with rubber stamps. You can download the instructions from our website: https://ods.matera-basilicata2019.it/687-blog/5956-workshop-rubber

April 1st - The documentary Mi Casa de la Playa by architects Vera Rispoli and Gaetano Guerrera, focusing on one of the last works by architect Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas, which you can see in full on Vimeo: 6040c1ecb3ba58fb545282cfae168f49-gdprlock/rispoliguerrera

The series ''Abstract: The Art of Design'', already in its second season, with interviews with creatives like Olafur Eliasson, Neri Oxman and Cas Holman who tell their lives and work. You can find it on Netflix: bit.ly/AbstractArtofDesign

The Singapore Design Film Festival, with many interesting proposals from the 2019 edition: www.designfilmfestival.com/2019/


March 30th - MOOC Create in Public Space, the course that FAI-AR Formation supérieure d'art en espace public has decided to reopen on March 30, for one month.

For registration all the information here: https://createinpublicspace.com/


March 27th - This week we suggest you to recover this beautiful 2019 project curated by Triennale Milano that produced the Architecture & Anthropocene series in which the journalist David Plaisant, together with key personalities of contemporary culture, explores the themes of the exhibition "Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival", curated by Paola Antonelli. Seven episodes in which guests discuss architecture, design and nature in the Anthropocene era.

Link here: bit.ly/ArchitectureandAnthropocene


March 25th - Also this week we recommend two films by French directors Beka and Lemoine: Koolhaas Houselife, portrays one of the most important buildings of contemporary architecture, the Maison à Bordeaux, designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, with the narrative based on the central figure of Guadalupe Acedo, the overwhelming and sympathetic housekeeper (the film is part of the series Living Architectures, 8 films that tell in a surprising way the life of architectural works signed by some of the most famous architects of our time);

the second film is Moriyama San, a documentary that recounts a week in the extraordinary ordinary life of Mr. Moriyama, a Japanese lover of art, architecture and music who lives in one of the most famous contemporary Japanese architectures, the Moriyama house, built in Tokyo in 2005 by Pritzker Prize winner Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA).

Find the synopsis and complete films at the links below:




March 23rd: ''The Dark Side of 3D Printing'', the free and complete 3D printing course by Syskrack Lab. Download here: https://mailchi.mp/abe99db95eb6/corso-di-stampa-3d-gratis

Free webinar, by Crea3D, scheduled for March 27th on elastomers and thermoplastic polyurethanes. Info and registration here: bit.ly/WebinarCrea3D


March 21st: Caffè Design, a podcast of designers at the bar, as the authors say, and which already sees 107 episodes. You can find it here: bit.ly/caffedesign

ArchiTour, curated by architect Luca Donzelli, who shares experiences, anecdotes and curiosities of a journey that embraces the world of Art between architecture and design. Informally distributed to all design and interior design enthusiasts, you can find it here: bit.ly/ArchiTourPodcast


March 19th: Barbicania and The Infinite Happiness are two films shot by young French documentary filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, who focus their research on the relationship between people and design, underlining the presence of everyday life within some of the most iconic architectural projects of recent times.

The first film, Barbicania, tells the story of the residence made by the two French directors for a month in the heart of one of the most important European art centres, the Barbican Centre.

In the second film, The Infinite Happiness, Bêka and Lemoine show us their experience of life inside the giant "8 House", the vertical village experiment built by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels on the outskirts of Copenhagen.

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Workshop - Rubber

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