Japanese Version of "DesignTech for Future" released by DesignTech from Milan

"DesignTech for Future", a white paper for the world after COVID-19, was released by DesignTech, which is attended by Zaha Hadid Architects, PwC and other global architecture and design firms and consulting firms. This time, Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) published the Japanese version of the white paper in collaboration with DesignTech.adf-web-magazine-designtech-deigtech-for-future

With the pandemic, all critical issues and limits of the city have come to surface, DesignTech suggests this is the right moment to give society a policy document for a new start, providing a series of new guidelines for social life, new models for the spaces we live in.

This white paper initiates a debate over how design, together with technology, can play a fundamental role in tracing the path from "before" to "after" COVID-19, drawing the image of the new world we want to live in and take care.

From Milan, from the world of design and architecture in collaboration with manufacturing and real estate, as DesignTech Hub, they chose to initiate a debate over how design, together with technology, can play a fundamental role in tracing the path from “before” to “after” COVID-19.

In these months of lockdown that have challenged the traditional standard of habitat, they have brought together some of the most important players in the sector to give society a policy document for a new start, suggesting new guidelines for social life, new models for the spaces we live in - the cities, connections and concrete inspirations for the development of new live objects that will define the habitat of tomorrow.

With the pandemic, all critical issues and limits of the city have come to surface, sometimes in dramatic ways. Obsolete models instructed infrastructures, architectures, environments, and lifestyles. They believe this is the right historical moment to draw the image of the new world we want to live in and take care of.

In some ways, it is like the virus has “pulled the plug” of the old world, which now has the chance to start over with the “startup” of a brand- new world.

In this spirit, they have conceived this White Paper. It speaks to the institutions and to the market participants to call attention to the importance of planning, investing in research, and activating open innovation dynamics even in this area. It highlights the social, economic, and environmental impact of innovative and sustainable measures that put humans and the environment at their center.

The paper gathers contributions from a Design Force made of national and international architectural and design firms, together with companies and professionals spacing from the hospitality to education and health care business. It features how the project, along with technological innovation, can allow us to overcome the health care crisis in the short term and improve our daily living and economic rebirth in the medium and long term.

A challenge that has been accepted and that promises to establish a steady dialogue open to institutions, businesses, real estate, and construction. Aiming to identify project themes to work with and solve, build a “new reality”, and, consequently, the different spaces where daily life will happen.


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