The 21st Triennale di Milano International Exhibition will take place in Milan in 2016. The historic event was established in 1923 in the city of Monza and moved to Milan in 1933. The last Triennale Exhibition took place 20 years ago.

The theme for this year’s edition is “21st Century, Design After Design.” The theme challenges participants – architects, artists and scientists – to explore “new cardinal points” and establish the foundations of culture in the future.

Organizers are seeking design solutions for major issues related to globalization, technology, migration, changing markets and “the creation of new scenarios of coexistence.”

The Triennale Exhibition will take place between April 2 and September 12 at several venues in Milan, including Fabbrica del Vapore; Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology; Diocesan Museum; and Palazzo della Permanente.

The event will host three types of participants: official participants, non-official participants and “Under 35” participants.

Official participants are governments from countries that have received official invitations from Italy’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Paolo Gentiloni.

Non-official participants are local institutions and bodies such as universities and architecture and design centers. The “Under 35” category collects projects in architecture, design, crafts, film, music and fashion from professionals younger than 35, including individuals, groups and schools. Projects have to be built around the theme “21st Century, Design After Design.”

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