Porta Venezia Design District
is the district debuting at Fuorisalone 2023. Dubbed the “OTHER” district, it aims to communicate a contemporary “other” vision of design, in dialogue with the context and values it represents. The territory on which it develops is a historic Milanese area, but one that looks to the future, containing various socio-cultural stratifications. Reflecting inclusivity and diversity, intrinsic characteristics of the district, the newborn district encompasses multiple different areas within the concept of design
; design, in fact, is understood here as a catalyst for the ferment that arises from here.
Supporters of Porta Venezia Design District 2023 include:
MEET Digital Culture Center, directed by Maria Grazia Mattei, Founder and President;
RAFFLES MILANO – Istituto di Moda e Design directed by Carlo Forcolini, Compasso d’Oro for lifetime achievement;
MNAD Museo Nazionale Arte Digitale, opening in 2026, directed by Ilaria Bonacossa, former director of Artissima, the International Contemporary Art Fair in Turin;
ASCOBAIRES Milan Corso Buenos Aires Merchants Association and the CONFCOMMERCIO Associative Network Area chaired by Gabriel Meghnagi;
Porta Venezia Milano Rainbow District Merchants Association, chaired by Paolo Sassi.