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Prada Hosts Prada Frames Symposium in Milan

The Third Year of the Multidisciplinary Event is Titled “Being Home” and Centers Around the Relationship Between Design and Living Environment

Prada Frames, the house’s annual multidisciplinary symposium held in conjunction with Milan’s Salone del Mobile, is back for 2024. Now in its third year, the multi-day program delves into the complex relationship between the natural environment and design. This year’s event is titled “Being Home,” and investigates the domestic living environment as a framework to address contemporary challenges.

Curated by the design and research studio Formafantasma, the symposium includes
contributions from numerous scholars and professionals comprising diverse research areas,
including Paola Antonelli, Brigitte Baptiste, Kate Crawford, Sam Chermeyeff, Jack Halberstam, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Anna Puigjaner, Alice Rawsthorn, Isabella Rossellini, and Françoise Vergès.

The extensive program of events is set to take place from Sunday, April 14th through Tuesday,
April 16th at the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum in Milan on Via Gesù 5, a venue that was a home
until 1974. This nineteenth century neo-renaissance house museum, characterized by
fifteenth and sixteenth-century objects and furniture, is a unique example of overlapping
personal and art history and one of the earliest expressions of Milanese design. For the
occasion, it will open for intimate conversations and thematic lectures, taking place simultaneously within its various spaces – the living room, bedroom, dining room, bathroom, and library.