Monday 3rd February

April 2012- Milan- Italy

We have been invited to participate at the Milan Design Week as part of the Hacked Lab. It is set to be a busy schedule as we hold 5 drop in workshops throughout the day. So if your in Milan make sure you pop down and say hello. Info and schedule below.

Hacked is an experimental programme of live activities, events, installations, performances and workshops curated by Beatrice Galilee. The project includes temporary site-specific works by artists, architects and designers; a vast hack of la Rinascente’s colonnaded facade by Carmody Groarke, a flexible, movable stage by EXYZT and – very briefly – a scale-model of the Large Hadron Collider. The Hacked Lab programme is intended to provide a platform for young designers whose work exists outside of conventional exhibition-object parameters and crosses various disciplines. The events – from scientific experiments and food design banquets to choreographed performances – will take place at least three times a day, offering visitors arresting, interactive, visceral, playful, futuristic, scientific, choreographic, and informative, but always designed, experiences.  

MONDAY 16th April

HACKED LAB LAUNCH The Hacked Lab starts a week of rebellious imagination with young designers, architects and artists. Monday 16th April 11:00 – 13:00 11:00 – 13:00

EXYZT HACKED Parisian architects Exyzt host the first workshop in their Hacked Lab space Monday 16th April 11:30-13:00

STUDIOFORMAFANTASMA For two hours, the workshop of Studio Formafantasma will be recreated within La Rinascente. As starting point of the performance will be their latest material based research ‘Botanica’. Monday 16th April 14:00 – 15:30

WIKIHOUSE WORKSHOP Design and download your own house and build (and take home) your own open source furniture. Monday 16th April 16.30 – 18:00

TUESDAY 17th April

MILANESE FOLEY Nelly Ben Hayoun’s performance will employ Milan Design Week’s “background noise” and  Foley artist Sue Harding to create unexpected happenings. Tuesday 17th April 11:00 – 12:30

MOON COLONY TRADING POST A two-hour trading post with moon dust, rocks and an astronaut signing autographs. Visitors may also choose to be pollinated with the smell of the moon. Tuesday 17th April 14:00 – 16:00 DESIGNER PHYSICS Stunning installation demonstrates how physicists at CERN and the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare study nature’s smallest particles. With Patrick Stevenson-Keating and Super Collider. Tuesday 17th April

WEDNESDAY 18th April

TECHNOLOGY WILL SAVE US An all day haberdashery for technology and electronic workshops. Wednesday 18th April. 10:00 – 18:00

MAKE YOUR OWN THIRSTY PLANT DETECTOR Have you ever wanted to know when your plants are thirsty? Make your own sensor and electronic circuit to tell you when your thirsty plant needs attention. Wednesday 18th April 10:00 – 11:30 and 16:00 – 17:30

BUILD YOUR OWN MUSICAL INSTRUMENT Begin to understand the electronic components that make up most of the technology in our lives and make something audibly creative. Wednesday 18th April 14:00 – 15:30 and 18:00 – 19:30

THURSDAY 19th April

FUTURE BODY LIVE PERFORMANCE Performance artist Choi Ka Fai gives a talk and demonstration of his work that reflects on human conditions at the convergence of art, design and technology. Thursday 19th April 11:00 – 11.45 and 19:00 – 19.45

FOOD OPERATION 012 The food designers Sonja Stummerer & Martin Hablesreiter will act as hyperhygienic and hyperproductive food makers who will perform live to create an edible sculpture. Thursday 19th April 14:00 – 16:00

WILCOX VS 3D PRINTER Dominic Wilcox and a 3D printer, controlled by the team at, compete against each other to make a model of the nearby Duomo. Thursday 19th April 17:00 – 18:00

HACKED PARTY In collaboration with PIG magazine, HACKED LAB party presents Jamie xx Thursday 19th April 20:00 – 00:00

FRIDAY 20th April

MILAN=BOOM An installation by DWFE will transport the participants into a cinematic reality: they will crawl through a network of tunnels and asked to fulfil a heart-stopping task. Friday 20th April 10:00 – 12:00

LO-FI MANUFACTURE Something & Son will use lo-fi versions of high-tech manufacturing techniques to hand-make a designer lamps. Glue and sand are used to replicate 3D printing. Friday 20th April 14:00 – 15:30

SLIP, SLURP, SLUMP, SPILL! Food and performance artist Caroline Hobkinson shows the intimate space of the dining table laid bare, deconstructed and broken. Friday 20th April 17:00 – 19:00