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19 Apr 2018
Carlo Ratti explores the effects of climate change at Milan Pavilion

Carlo Ratti has created a climate-controlled garden pavilion with green spaces curated by Patrick Blanc and Flavio Pollano for the 57th annual Salone del Mobile in Milan.

The pavilion, entitled Living Nature, uses an innovative energy management system “to allow spring, summer, autumn and winter to coexist under the same roof” and aims to explore the effects of climate change and the link between nature and the city. It evolved from a concept by CRA and Studio Römer and is located in Piazza del Duomo, Milan’s main square.

The 500sq m, 5m-high pavilion houses four natural, climatic microcosms, corresponding to the four seasons. Each season is “enriched” by a display of familiar design objects and presents a different theme - living room in spring, picnic in summer, office in autumn, playroom in winter.

“As designers, I think today we find ourselves at a utopia or oblivion crossroads", said Carlo Ratti, founding partner at CRA and director of the MIT Senseable City Lab: "Oblivion, if we are not able to rise to the challenge of the changes underway.

"Utopia, if we succeed in becoming the creators of transformation in the “artificial world”, starting with our cities and our homes.

"Living Nature aims to foster a new debate on sustainability – what if the last frontier of design is to reimagine urban climate?".

Scribit, Carlo Ratti's internet-connected 'write and erase' robot has been unveiled at the pavilion.

The robot can write or create art sourced from the web in real time onto any vertical surface, allowing users to personalise their spaces. Scribit will report live tweets, weather forecasts and information about events taking place at the Salone del Mobile onto the glass panels of the pavilion.

The Living Nature pavilion is also hosting a series of talks exploring the technology-driven connections between nature and design.



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12 Jul 2018
David Lynch Foundation CEO to keynote at GWS
Bob Roth, CEO of the nonprofit David Lynch Foundation and an expert on Transcendental Meditation, will keynote at the Global Wellness Summit taking place 6-8 October at Technogym Village in Cesena, Italy.
03 Jul 2018
Registration open for Give Kids the World charity events at IAAPA
IAAPA has opened registration for its annual charity events supporting Give Kids the World Village – the cost-free resort for children with life threatening illnesses.
25 Jun 2018
Belfast loses right to host 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games
Belfast has been stripped of its right to host the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games, after the required funding for the event was not released by the Northern Irish government.
22 Jun 2018
ukactive Awards winners revealed – Stockport's Life Leisure named centre of the year
Winners of the inaugural ukactive Awards were revealed at a gala dinner in Manchester last night (21 June), as part of the three-day Active Uprising event.
21 Jun 2018
European thermal heritage to be celebrated in Budapest
The European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA) will hold an event this October in Budapest to celebrate European thermal heritage.
21 Jun 2018
Active Uprising kicks off in Manchester
Leaders from across the physical activity industry have gathered for the first ever Active Uprising event – organised by ukactive – which is being billed as a "three-day celebration of physical activity".
20 Jun 2018
‘Blue Zone Communities’ to be explored at GWS
Dan Buettner – who identified the five places in the world where people live the longest, healthiest lives and founded Blue Zone wellness communities – will discuss the science of living longer at the Global Wellness Summit this October at the Technogym headquarters in Cesena, Italy.
20 Jun 2018
Christine Muchemu to receive ISPA Foundation scholarship
The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation will award Christine Muchemu from Ithaca, New York, the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship onstage during the general session at the 28th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, from 24-26 September.
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Brazil
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International Wellness Conclave 2018
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Delhi
India
02-03 Sep 2018
Professional Beauty Johannesburg
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MAPIC India/India Retail Forum
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06-09 Sep 2018
CIDESCO World Congress & Exhibition
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Stockholm
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10-11 Sep 2018
Cosmoprof India
Sahara Star Hotel
Mumbai
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ukactive National Summit
Queen Elizabeth II Centre
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