Monthly archives: April 2012

MAXXI museum in
financial meltdown


Dezeen Wire:
Zaha Hadid's MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome could be closed after Italian culture and heritage minister Lorenzo Ornaghi began proceedings to have it placed under special administration – The Guardian

The museum has been severely hit by a 43% cut in government funding, with accounts for 2011 showing losses of €800,000 and losses over the next three years predicted at up to €11m.

See our previous story about MAXXI winning the 2010 Stirling Prize here and all of our stories about Zaha Hadid here.

"From handicraft to digicraft: Milan's furniture fair
looks to the future" - Guardian


Dezeen Wire:
design critic Justin McGuirk writes about the focus on alternative means of production, open-source design and crowd-funding that permeated this year's Milan furniture fair in his column for the Guardian newspaper.

McGuirk talked to Dezeen about these issues when he popped into Dezeen Studio powered by Jambox at MOST last week - watch the interview in our daily show from Milan here.

We also spoke to editor-in-chief of Domus magazine Joseph Grima about The Future in the Making show he curated that's all about collaboration, open design, crowd-sourcing and hacking, and interviewed curator Beatrice Galilee at Hacked Lab where workshops, demonstrations and happenings took over the city's most famous department store all week.

See all our coverage from Milan here.