Cristina Morbi is an Italian Designer and Researcher working for public realm and art commission, focusing on Site-Specific Landscape Architecture and Temporary Urban Tactics. Her studies and work have been focused on the interface of bio/mineral integrated design in performative landscapes, which evolves with time, showing an invisible prediction of the future. Art +Science aspect leads her to Meatherae - a Creative Multidisciplinary Studio bringing together design and research on new spatial design conditions and poetic use of space. She’s been actively working in China, studying the collateral use of the space, publishing her researches of Urban Mapping project on Collateral Spaces. Currently, she is collaborating with several award-winning design practices and artists as an architectural designer and worked for Martha Schwartz Partners on numerous iconic projects. She is active in the academic world, holding conferences for the Milan Design week and teaching as Professor for the Design School of Politecnico di Milano, in the master course of Landscape Design, and Lecturer at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design in London. Together with Markus Jatsch, Giovanna Piccinno and Martha Schwartz Partners, she created the Climate Performance interdisciplinary workshop, exploring the unpredictable transformation of Climate Change through Art and Science, mentoring students on the creative aspect of future cities and design development. Throughout her work, she transforms iconic landscapes by introducing materials and solutions which degenerate in a poetic performance with time, interaction, and people, reconnecting to the concept of ephemeral transformation, through poetry and the use of new technologies.
Projects credited in
- CADAVRE EXQUIS - Art Design Architecture SymposiumDescription In 1925, on a winter night in Paris, the Cadavre Exquis was born from the surrealist imagination of Andre Breton, Marcel du Champ, and Yves Tanguy. The term Exquisite Corpse refers to a collective assembly of images and words. It is an exercise in appropriation and applied creativity. It doesn’t tell the story of a single frame, but stratification of narratives, each unique and recognizable, overlapped in time. 5 Tables. 5 Talks. 25 Designers. We will re-live the Dadaist parlor exp
London, United KingdomFull Time
Maetherea is a multidisciplinary practice working internationally on public art and landscape installations. The focus of its work is time-based design human experience, through research and technology. Born in Beijing in 2015, it addresses future predictions and evolving narratives in public realm design.
Visiting ProfessorPolitecnico di Milano
Adjunct, and Visiting Professor for the 1st and second year of Master of Science in Environmental Design at Politecnico di Milano. Lecturing and Tutoring project at the international course Landscape Design Studio. Visiting Professor and Senior Team of Research and Design at Thesis Incubator Studio, Since 2017, Created together with Giovana Piccinno and Markus Jatsch of Martha Schwartz Partners the interdisciplinary Workshop Climate Performance, working on a SIde effect of Climate Change and Design opportunities in the Anthropocene era, with 150 students of the first year of Master in Design (Ephemeral, Landscape and New Interiors)
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- Enviromental Design
- Landscape Architecture
- Installation Design