Within the Venice Architecture Biennal
From the 21st of August to the 21st of November 2010 Fabrica, the Benetton group’s communication research center, will present its latest collections of objects for the house at the Guadagni Showroom in Venice.
Down Side Up is an encounter between experimentation and consumption, where design challenges shapes, volume perception and directions to create objects with constantly varying functions and interpretations. And so by adding a few essential accessories like legs, handles, hooks or hands, and by choosing a precise orientation, a simple basic wood unit is transformed into something new with a unique personality. The heart of each unit is a hole, a functional element which also gives the unit an aesthetic value. Therefore the effectiveness of each article lies in its versatility of use and its potential for creating customised modular systems.
The Riot Act is a collection of 12 decorative articles. The collection takes its name from the 1713 Act of the British Parliament which gave local authorities the right to order the dispersal of groups of 12 or more people deemed unlawfully assembled. Each of the 12 designers from Fabrica was given a ceramic cylinder to transform it in form and function through modifications, processes or additions of new elements.
Both the collections will be available for purchase at the Guadagni Showroom.
Sponsor: Mionetto - Valdobbiadene
Partners: Atelier F., Bosa, Diamantini&Domenicani, Secondome
21 August – 21 November 2010
Thursday, August 26th 2010
18:30 - 20:00
Boffi Studio Guadagni
Salizada San Samuele 3336
San Marco - 30124 Venezia
T +39 041 099 47 30
From Tuesday to Saturday
“Aral, fishing in an invisible sea”, produced by Fabrica and directed by Carlos Casas will be shown on Community Channel, a not-for-profit digital TV channel in the UK available to 21.4 million viewers and dedicated to highlighting social and environmental issues.
"Penguins" the first music video on Clarity Kaufmann's debut album "Careless" participates at Long Island International Film Expo that is taking place in Bellmore Movie, from July 9th to 18h, 2010.
The music video, directed by the animator Hanna Abi-Hanna and the designer Maia Ruth Lee, follows the fantasy world of creatures sharing an apartment with a lonely girl.
Enjoy the trailer: http://www.fabrica.it/project/penguins-trailer
Fabrica is proud to support WHO - Stop TB Partnership and his Goodwill Ambassador Against Tuberculosis, the British R&B star Craig David, with the production of this clip released today - the third in a series of videos shot in South Africa during Craig David’s first country visit as a Goodwill Ambassador Against Tuberculosis
In this clip, British R&B star Craig David talks with Dr Sizulu Moyo, a tuberculosis researcher at Stellenbosch University.
Against the backdrop of a busy research laboratory, Craig learns that lots of progress has been made and momentum gained in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis thanks to collaboration among partners as well as increased awareness and commitment from poor and rich countries alike, spurred by the link between tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS: tuberculosis is the leading infectious killer of people living with HIV.
Two key challenges mentioned by Dr Moyo are the need for sufficient funding to develop an effective vaccine and the need for tuberculosis patients to complete their course of treatment (which lasts 6 months or more) to keep the medicines effective: incomplete treatment will lead to the tuberculosis bacteria becoming drug-resistant. While people are aware that they should finish treatment, she explains, "it's a complicated scenario; there are many things that come into play…We need understand where they are coming from. They are people with lives, with families."
Despite her laboratory surroundings Dr Moyo remains very aware of the real-life implications of her research: "It's not only about the documents that you read, any nice brochures, it's not about the presentations that you make… TB affects real people, real families and real communities."
Enjoy the video!
RWANDA AGAIN, the documentary coproduced by Fabrica and RSI, Swiss Television has been selected, among the 1.723 films submissions, to participate to the 18th edition of Arcipelago International Festival of Short Films and New Images, one of the most interesting Italian film Festivals.