On 12 July 2021, on the occasion of the Italian Design Day 2021, the Italian Cultural Institute of Cairo presents ‘Quality Design is Sustainable‘, an online conversation with Simona Bordone on the theme of design and sustainability.
Design is sustainable when it respects not only resources but also the work and intelligence of those who made any product. Responsibility for sustainability is not an individual responsibility: it is a process that only bears fruit if it belongs to the whole of society. This is a profound cultural change, which is partly under way, and which must involve the entire product chain in all fields.
Simona Bordone is a writer, curator and teacher. In 1991 she founded the Bordone Gallery, which she directed until 2001. She has published, since 1998, articles and texts in art catalogues, magazines, websites. Since 2004 she is professor of History of Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Milano. From2008 to 2017 she was responsible for the contents of the Domus website; since 2018 she has been managing special projects for the same magazine. Since 2011 she has been President of the Wurmkos non-profit foundation, supporting artists with and without psychic discomfort.
The meeting will be available for free on the Zoom platform, at the link indicated at https://iiccairo.esteri.it