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CREATIVES FOR OUR FUTURE

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DANIELE FICARRA

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Daniela is a 25-year-old Italian product designer who recently graduated from Domus Academy Milano. He grew up in a seaside town and likes to be in contact with nature and observe its behaviour. In his country they are very hospitable and he has this sense of respect for flora and fauna, and for nature as a whole. In his professional practice he has always tried to translate forms and behaviours of nature into objects created for humans, so that they can improve our lifestyle and make it more compatible with our eco system.

“Sustainable development is the only model of life that will allow us to guarantee the balance of the elements of our planet for future generations.

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Imagination is Daniele's superpower and by designing he can make his dreams come true by translating actions and signs into something concrete for future generations and for the planet that hosts us.

Daniele is currently developing AQUA, a light powered by a bioluminescent organism, which can be either handheld and portable, or hung /fixed on the wall. The Creatives for Our Future program supported the multi-phase of prototype production, and Daniele has completed his final prototype which is ready to be scaled up.

Creative Practice

“How has industrial design been so far and what will it be like?” Daniele tried to answer this question and in order to do that he analyzed the history of industrial production from its beginnings to the present day. He realized that technological evolution aimed at mass production led to a deleterious trend for the planet and its ecosystem that must necessarily reverse the course towards a more reasoned and not wicked production.

Daniele's project is based on in-depth research in the world of synthetic biology, based on studies carried out by witty luminaries who have scientifically proven the existence of micro organisms capable of emitting light under certain conditions. The main concept is a self-regenerating water-based lamp that exploits the oxidation reaction of this type of bacteria which as a product of this action emit photons that humans perceive in the form of light.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is the only model of life that will allow us to guarantee the balance of the elements of our planet for future generations.

 

Every one of our daily practices must be a sustainable action.

 

Each of us can take small steps, and in doing so, the whole of humanity will be able to take the big step towards a new era of development.

Positive Impact

The decision to become a product designer comes from the need to contribute to the development and subsequent improvement of the nature of objects as we know them in the present.

 

Ever since Daniele was a child, he has always wondered if an alternative was possible, and several bold examples have convinced him that you can believe in a world where there is not just one way of doing things. He thinks that in life it is essential to offer alternatives, the freedom to choose makes us free and conscious people.

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