Sensitive Landscapes // The class @ IED Design Roma

Sensitive Landscapes: Responsive Environments and Interactive Exhibition Design course
by Daniele Mancini
IED Design Roma 2022/2023

The aim of the course is to introduce students to methods of conceiving, designing and prototyping interactive installations and sensitive environments in which the visitor is involved in an immersive evocative experience mediated by scenic and spatial devices, multimedia content and invisible technologies.

The main disciplinary themes (space of relationships, real time, invisibility, indeterminacy, narratives, virtual and real, natural and artificial, peripheral awarness, creative coding, physical computing) are presented through the illustration of numerous examples from the world of art, communication, museum displays, entertainment and shopping installations.

The course will focus in particular on analytical and design tools for prototyping experiences with a strong evocative and narrative character. Theoretical and analytical lectures are offered, but also useful laboratory moments to deepen the design methodology and the methods for communicating and prototyping an immersive sensitive environment. The final part of the course is devoted to an experimental workshop to practice the techniques of designing and communicating an interactive exhibit.

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// What is

UNPACKED Studio is a professional practice based in Rome (Italy) operating within the traditional fields of architecture and urban planning but also interested in exploring the contemporary through other creative approaches.

// What we do

UNPACKED Studio provides services in the fields of Design, Communication, Architecture, Urban Planning, Participatory Process, Innovative Education and Research.

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// Mission

UNPACKED Studio is a common ground for speculations over cross-fertilizing projects involving several professionals from diverse disciplines. We like experimenting cutting-edge approaches between digital and analog.

// Who we are

UNPACKED Studio has been founded by Daniele Mancini and Irene Rinaldi, both architects and educators.

Daniele Mancini is Ph.D. in Theory of Architecture. He worked in France at Jakob+ MacFarlane Architects and in The Netherlands at Wiel Arets Architects. He is currently involved in teaching activities at IED Istituto Europeo di Design di Roma.

Irene Rinaldi worked in Spain at De La Puerta Architects and in Italy at Schiattarella Associati where participated to the design of Italian Pavillon for the Japan Expo 2005 in Aichi (Nagoya)

UNPACKED Studio started in January 2005 thanks to the Young Entrepreneurs European funds “Sviluppo Italia”.