Can designers incorporate the values of the Slow Food movement? The question was probed last October at the first Slow + Design seminar held in Milan among the Italian cities where the Slow Food movement was originated over twenty years ago. The members of the group put an emphasis on local resources and distributed economies, more transparent production systems with less intermediation, and sustainable, quality products that offer satisfying sensory experiences.
The organizers of the event, Ezio Manzini and his colleagues in the design faculty of Politecnico di Milano, also Domus Academy, and Istituto Europeo di Design, in collaboration with Universita di Scienze Gastronomiche and Slow Food Italia, champion a more strategic approach that demands greater attention to every aspect of design, to product systems, and to more fundamental product experiences.
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