Fondazione Live #HABITAT 8.3.22-22.3.22

08.03 — 22.03.2022



A project by Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare,

in collaboration with franzLAB


This year’s season of our public program Fondazione Live, starts with HABITAT, a multi-part project focusing on ways of inhabiting museum spaces, organized in collaboration with franzLAB.


By mixing online conversations, typically “domestic” activities in situ at the foundation, and in-depth articles published on, we will examine the idea of the museum as a domestic realm, investigating topics and reflections of individual perspectives and their meaning for our contemporary society. As part of HABITAT, the Foundation will activate both its digital channels and museum spaces, collaborating with a variety of players in the field to do so.


Three dialogues online – to be followed live for free through Facebook or Youtube – introduced by the art and design historian and curator Emanuele Quinz, will address the subject of the museum as a natural habitat for human beings, inviting guests to reflect on the possible life of museum spaces and their meaning for contemporary society. These conversations can also be watched at the Foundation, followed by individual activities, typically carried out in the privacy of the home. In this way the spaces of the Foundation are transformed into a home open to everyone.





March 8 – 7pm: Emanuele Quinz in conversation with Emanuele Coccia, philosopher, professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. Author of the books “La vita delle piante”, “Filosofia della casa”. Following this, there will be a yoga class with Stefanie Dariz who, in line with the topic addressed, will guide participants to feel at home and at ease in their bodies. No special knowledge or skills are required to participate, but advance booking via email to or by calling 0471 971626. Please bring your own mat and a blanket. Spots are limited.



With the kind support of Provincia autonoma di Bolzano.

March 15th – 7pm: Emanuele Quinz in conversation with Domitilla Dardi, historian and design curator, since 2010 she is curator for design at MAXXI-Architecture in Rome. Afterwards, the film “Rear Window” by Alfred Hitchcock will be screened (original language with subtitles). The capacity of seats for both activities, the streaming of the conversation and the movie, are limited. Please book your spot in advance by writing to or calling 0471 971626.

March 22 – 7pm: Emanuele Quinz in conversation with Formafantasma (Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin), a design studio that investigates the ecological, historical, political and social forces shaping the discipline of design today. Starting at 18.00 guests will be served a snack with typical products to be tasted at the Foundation. The online talk will follow. The capacity of seats for both activities, the streaming of the conversation and the “merenda” are limited. Please book your spot in advance by writing to or calling 0471 971626.


To follow the conversation between Formafantasma and Quinz comfortably from home there will be a live broadcast on Facebook or also on Youtube.


The three dialogues between Quinz and his guests will be accessible to the public within a HABITAT set up ad hoc, which will take shape in one of the rooms of the Foundation. In this space, the themes dealt with in the three conferences will be explored through books, objects, works and images and, above all, they will be “inhabited” by the visitors.



In parallel to the series of online conversations and the activation of the physical space in the Foundation, on the pages of the topic of HABITAT will be further explored through a series of contents and interventions by other guests and experts.






Emanuele Quinz


Art and design historian, as well as curator, lives and works in Paris (France). Associate professor at the University of Paris 8, and a t EnsadLab, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décorarifs. His research practices explore and engage with the merging points of various artistic disciplines, such as contemporary practices, from visual arts to music, dance and design.

He is the author of “Il cerchio invisibile” (Mimesis, 2014, Les presses du réel, 2017), and “Contro l’oggetto”, “Conversazioni sul deisgn” (Quodlibet, 2021). He has curated and co-curated various collective volumes, including Strange Design (with J. Dautrey, éditions it:, 2014), Behavioral Objects (with S. Bianchini, Sternberg Press, 2016) and Le comportement des choses (Les presses du réel, 2021). He has written essays, which have been published in exhibition catalogues for various institutions such as Centre Pompidou Paris and Metz, Triennale di Milano, the Louvre, Fondazione Pirelli and others. Furthermore he regularly writes for magazines such as Domus, Che-fare, apartamento, franzmagazine.

He curated international exhibitions such as Invisibile (Siena, 2004), L. Marchetti, Dysfashional (Lussemburgo, 2007; Losanna, 2008; Parigi 2009; Berlin, Moscow 2010, Jakarta 2011), Basic Instincts (Berlin 2011, Arnhem, Shenzhen 2012), The Dutch Paradox (Paris 2012).

Emanuele COCCIA


Emanuele Coccia is a renowned philosopher, writer and professor at the Ècole des Hautes Études en Sciences (EHESS) in Paris, France. His books and writings include Metamorphoses (2021), The Life of Plants (2018), Sensible Life: A Micro-Ontology of the Image (2016). In 2019 Emanuele Coccia has contributed at the ‘Nous Les Arbres’ exhibition at Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain of Paris.




Domitilla Dardi is a historian and since 2010 Senior Curator of Design at the MAXXI – National Museum of Contemporary Art and Architecture in Rome. She is lecturer at the IED of Rome. She was a visiting professor at various institutions, such as Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, the Academy Abadir in Cataniaand the MADE Programme in Siracusa. She is the co-founder and curator of EDIT, a design fair in Naples. Furthermore she’s writing for various art – design magazines, and is part of the scientific committee, and author of numerous essays, such as “Manuale di Storia del Design”, written together with Vanni Pasca.



FormaFantasma is a research-based design studio investigating the ecological, historical, political and social forces shaping the discipline of design today. Whether designing for a client or developing self – initiated projects, the studio applies the same rigorous attention to context, processes and details. Formafantasma’s analytical nature translates in meticulous visual outcomes, products and strategies.



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