Following a long research project, Luca Locatelli has documented the good practices, experiments, ambitions and paths of this new utopia. His ten-year commitment to the subject is condensed in the stories commissioned by Gallerie d'Italia of Intesa Sanpaolo, presented for the first time in a unitary context in this exhibition. The Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation was pleased to offer knowledge support to Luca Locatelli during his research, offering circular design guidance and suggestions.
"The Circle provides a window, a viewpoint from which to contemplate a better future. It shows us how design and innovation – inspired by nature – are the means by which we will get there. What we need now is for these windows to become doors, doors we can open and invite others to walk through and follow along this journey. Because the key to unlocking a circular future is collaboration. No one company or industry can do this alone. The whole economy needs to work in harmony." Joao Guarantani, Circular Design Programme Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Design decisions impact the way we make and use things - they have the power to reshape our economy. Choices made at the concept stage determine how materials are grown and sourced, and whether products are designed to be used and reused or thrown away. This exhibition provides a window from which to contemplate a better future.
The Foundation and Intesa Sanpaolo have shared this journey since 2015, when it became the first bank to join our Network as a Strategic Partner. This exhibition represents an important part of that journey, and it celebrates this valuable collaboration, one we hope to continue into the future. The key to unlocking a circular future is collaboration. No one company or industry can do this alone. The whole economy needs to work in harmony.
The exhibition, curated by Elisa Medde, will open to the public of the Gallerie d'Italia - Turin from 21 September 2023 and will be accompanied by a catalogue published by Gallerie d'Italia.