Andrea de Chirico was born in Rome and is based in Milan (IT). He got a MA in Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven and BA in Industrial Design at ISIA in Rome. His work focuses on the intersection between conventional, traditional and modern making. He designs tools, systems and objects with social and environmental awareness, always linked with a rigorous analysis of the context. His practice is open and accessible, creating a platform to connect with different groups internationally, remodelling everyday products for different contexts. Appointed as researcher at Free University of Bolzano from 2016 to 2019 and Designer in Residence 2016 for the Design Museum in London, Andrea’s work was exhibited in international design faires and museums, the Design Museum in London, the Triennale Design Museum, Z33 House for Contemporary Art among others. Andrea is lecturing in various Universities and Institutions such as University of Bolzano, NABA, University of West England, New Designers in London and Design Connections by the British Council.
SUPERLOCAL envisions a world where the robots are taking care of repetitive mass-production, the humans are dedicated to non-alienated uplifting labour. Therefore, by enjoying the great digital and analogical tools that are available, we make the objects we need. SUPERLOCAL 0 miles production invites the people to explore the world of local production by learning and making new production scenarios for daily life objects. Its Action of production happens not just to maximize efficiency but it addresses environmental and social viability. Over the last five years. local productions, production tours and lecturers have been organized in order to teach to the public how daily life products are made. In this way, production becomes a way of learning and to support participation. The project was initiated by Andrea de Chirico in 2015.