The seventh edition of Operæ gathers public and experts around projects linked by a focus on materials as well as on processes and craft technique. The event suggests a landscape inhabited by objects carriers of new values – whether economic, social, productive or relational – that arise from the intersection between craft skills and digital knowledge, local practices and global needs, specialized competences and collective narratives. The event offers the opportunity to discover new products, take note of the emerging phenomena, get in touch with the actors of the design process as well as to stop and think about those aspects that design industry touches. Thanks to a program of meetings with personalities from the world of design, economy and culture and a full calendar of workshops, Operæ involves professionals as well as fans and curious.
Over time Operæ has become an incubator of stories: it brings to the fore experimental, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches and allows designers to sell their products and visitors to buy objects that are unique or produced in limited series.
For the 2016 edition Operæ is enriched by the presence of Annalisa Rosso, independent design and architecture journalist, in the role of curator. She identified the theme “Designing the future” as the framework through which to read the present time and the key which to look at the exhibition.
This year Operæ takes place in the first week of November, from the 3rd to the 6th, to coincide with Artissima Art Fair in the frame of the most important Italian event dedicated to contemporary arts “Contemporary Art Torino”.