Milan hosts Digital Design Days

Conferences, workshops and installations.

Where better than Milan to hold a three-day festival dedicated to the digital future of design, one of the city’s strongest vocations?

From 1 to 3 June, the Fabbrica del Vapore events centre will host over 40 leading Italian and international speakers from 29 countries on two stages. Titled Digital Design Days, the event will include nine workshops, master classes and a dozen installations celebrating creativity in the digital future of design.

The workshops are planned to guide operators in the digital field to hone their skills under the leadership of recognized gurus and celebrated professionals, described by the organizers as “visionary storytellers and innovative thinkers who inspire, teach and guide us in the challenges and the opportunities of today and of tomorrow.” Themes covered will include projection mapping, virtual reality, sound design and the psychology of social media.

A free panel sponsored by the European Commission for young people invites schools and students to discuss the future and opportunities in the digital industry for young talents in Italy and abroad.

The digital installations include real artworks planned to “surprise you and invite you to interact, think, feel emotions and smile, though digital storytelling paths that will change each time.”

Digital Design Days will also cross-link with Offf Milano, a Barcelona-based post-digital festival: a combination of creatives, on/offline designers, motion designers, thinkers, sound designers, graphic designers, theorists, developers, professionals, students and simply the curious.

Programme details and tickets to the whole festival or to individual elements are available on the Digital Design Days website. The Fabbrica del Vapore is on Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini 4.