Abitare, the bilingual (En/It) Italian architecture and design magazine, has two features on Nori Oxman (blog), an architect and researcher currently based at MIT, whose work was recently shown at the hit show "Design and the Elastic Mind" at the New York MoMA.
You can choose between Anniina Koivu's introductory descriptive piece "Neri Oxman: nature's logic and design" or Bruce Sterling's story, entitled "The New Materialism", where he brings her approach to life, literally by letting us imagine being Neri Oxman, and wonders how she will deal with "the snake in her garden".
Mark Vanderbeeken is a senior partner at Experientia, an international experience design consultancy, based in Turin, Italy. He is also the author of the successful experience design blog Putting People First. Mark is a specialist in visioning, identity development and strategic communications and worked in Italy, Denmark, the USA and Belgium. He was communications manager of Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, European communications coordinator for the World Wide Fund for Nature (or WWF), marketing director of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (USA) and chief press officer of Antwerp 93, Cultural Capital of Europe (Belgium).