Prada Frames Returns For the Second Year Exploring Design and the Environment

Lindsay Judge   |   10-03-2023

The 2023 edition of Prada Frames will explore the interaction between design and the environment.


Curated by Formafantasma, a research and design studio based in Milan and Rotterdam the annual event aims to highlight key issues in the industry opening conversations around design.


After the success of the debut event in 2022, This year’s symposium will be held in Hong Kong and Milan under the theme “Materials in Flux” and will examine the concept of waste as matter in transformation. The symposium will investigate the dynamics that govern waste infrastructures and their value systems, aiming to unpack the complex relationship between matter and ecosystems.


Prada Frames brings together scholars and professionals from various fields, including designers, architects, curators, scientists, anthropologists, activists and legal and economic experts, employing a transdisciplinary methodology and a shared environmentally attentive approach.



The first part of this year’s concept will take place on March 21 and 22, 2023 at M+ in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture, dedicated to collecting, exhibiting and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, moving image and Hong Kong visual culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.


The two-day programme, curated by M+, will present an opening lecture by architect Jacques Herzog about the M+ building on March 21, followed by two sessions on March 22 that will respond to ‘Materials in Flux’, bringing together local and international speakers, including Ute Meta Bauer, LAAB Architects, Lisa Reihana, Charles Lim and Formafantasma.


Part two will be held in Milan on April 17, 18 and 19, within the framework of the Salone del Mobile, and will include contributions from Tim Ingold, Elizabeth Povinelli, Beatriz Colomina, Mark Wigley, Sophie Chao, Veena Sahajwalla and Hans Ulrich Obrist.


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