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Wednesday 17.4.2024, 6pm–7:30pm,
HEAD - Genève

Launch of ‘A Nocturnal History of Architecture’ by Javier Fernández Contreras

Following the success of various international conferences, this book is a chronological first attempt at A Nocturnal History of Architecture, taking readers on an epic journey through more than 2000 years of entanglements between night and spatial design across different continents and geographies. Expanding our understanding of what architecture at night was like through a range of historical periods and what it could become, the book hopes to show how the night is a laboratory for the development of new ways to consider space and, ultimately, our concept of living. From the elusive darkness of Greek temples to the constantly illuminated American suburbia, and the presence of the moon in classic Japanese aesthetics to the architecture of Italian nightclubs, what emerges is how the identity of humans across ages and cultures are all inseparable from the night.

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It was a pleasure to welcome you to the House of Switzerland Milano 2024!

See you next year at the Milano Design Week! Save the date: 7.–13. April 2025

What’s all about?

At the 2025 Milano Design Week, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Presence Switzerland will once again showcase the wealth of Swiss-related talents from the world of contemporary design.Under the theme of “Collaboration” and how it nurtures design, the collective exhibition will bring together emerging designers, studios, universities, brands, and galleries.

While giving a physical platform to the Swiss design industry, the initiative seeks to give visibility and connect its players with the international design industry.

Do you want to join the 2025 edition?

The Open Call for projects will open at the end of Summer. Just as the previous years, the selection will be curated by an external jury.

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Casa degli Artisti
Corso Garibaldi 89/A
Via Tommaso da Cazzaniga
20121, Milano, IT

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