Maurizio Montalti

___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.