Maurizio Montalti: dalla laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Gestionale alla plastica creata con i funghi (che si autodistrugge).
Il profilo dell’artista-imprenditore, dal suo profilo LinkedIn (in lingua inglese) – Strongly characterised by a creative trans-disciplinary approach and rooted in a collaborative, research-based and experimental practice, his work tends toward the exploration of the design discipline, aiming to investigate and reflect upon contemporary culture, thereby creating new opportunities and visions both for the creative industry and for the broader social spectrum.
He often actively collaborates with professionals from other disciplines in a co-creative process, to arrive at thought-provoking solutions and design outcomes. His work spans across various mediums, previously exploring themes in relation to biotechnology, anthropology, bio-diversity, the ecosystem and the human impact on it, recent production technologies, and the importance of a symbiotic entanglement between natural life-forms, for an alternative advancement of the society we are part of.
Maurizio’s practice, known under the name of “Officina Corpuscoli”, seeks to reveal unorthodox relationships among existing paradigms, aiming to promote the growth of critical thinking, through the development and materialisation of tangible alternatives. To this end, the design process and the subsequent materialisation of concepts are used as tools and strategies for questioning culture, while at the same time they are often offered as a critical statement to the design field itself.
Officina Corpuscoli, founded in 2010 and based in Amsterdam, operates as a multidisciplinary studio, providing creative consultancy and developing both commissioned and self-initiated projects, often being inspired by living systems and organisms. The studio’s work has been widely shown in multiple museums, exhibitions and festivals, both nationally and internationally.
Additionally, Maurizio is co-founder and forming part of the Amsterdam-based WNDRLUST collective, alongside Mike Thompson, Sonja Bäumel and Susana Cámara Leret.
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