Widespread residentiality

Widespread residentiality

How technology and the simultaneous reorganisation of working methods have changed interior spaces, the relationship with objects and the social context in which they are found



Smart-working and teleworking allow us to spend medium to long periods in other urban contexts than the city centres of metropolitan areas (where all activities are usually concentrated in a certain time slot and in a certain place, which is always the same).


These new environments lead to a new space-time dimension, neither working full time nor vacationing full time, which enables us to have extended social relationships that can lead to new business models. Are the interior spaces, the relationship with objects, the environment able to withstand these new experiences of the new domestic environment, which stands somewhere between living and working? What tools can the designer use to coordinate this complex structure? In what proportion do new objects and secondary materials (obtained from recycling/reuse processes) strike a balance between innovation and historicity within new contemporary living spaces?


Thus, the objective of the talk will be to analyse how Interior Design, also in its relationship with product design (especially with reference to furnishing objects and accessories), can influence the functional and symbolic design and characterisation of these new “temporary dwellings”.



By Poli.Design: Professor Francesco Scullica - Architect Fabio Daglio