Art Events, Design, Milan


Bagatti-Valsecchi Museum

14, 15 and 16 April 2024

Milan, April 14 2024 – This day marked the opening of Prada Frames, the annual multidisciplinary symposium held in parallel with Milan’s Salone del Mobile. Now in its third year, the multi-day program delves into the complex relationship between the natural environment and design. Entitled Being Home, this year’s event looks at the living environment as a framework to address contemporary challenges. The home is no longer merely a source of comfort; it acts as a shelter and an infrastructure of services. This constantly evolving, dynamic space is where the socio-economic norms that underpin communities have historically taken shape.

The symposium, curated by the design and research studio Formafantasma, includes contributions from numerous scholars and professionals from diverse research areas, including Paola Antonelli, Brigitte Baptiste, Kate Crawford, Jack Halberstam, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Anna Puigjaner, Alice Rawsthorn, Isabella Rossellini, and Françoise Vergès.

Prada Frames is hosted at the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum in Milan on Via Gesù 5, a venue that was a home until 1974. This nineteenth century neo-renaissance house museum, characterized by fifteenth and sixteenth-century objects and furniture, is a unique example of overlapping personal and art history and one of the earliest expressions of Milanese design.

For the occasion, the museum opens for intimate conversations and thematic lectures, taking place simultaneously within its various spaces and creating an ideal, uninterrupted exchange of information between the living room, bedroom, dining room, bathroom, and library.

This year, Prada Frames presents a podcast series, in partnership with KoozArch, featuring 16 episodes, recorded during the days of Prada Frames. The audio series will be released on weekly basis – starting from April 17 – with a dedicated playlist on Spotify & Apple podcasts and on


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