17 April 2023 - 23 April 2023


11:00 AM - 19:00 PM


Ex Macello - Viale Molise 62, Milan - Italy


In-person event


IED at Fuorisalone 2023, inside the Alcova space in the area of ​​the former slaughterhouse of Porta Vittoria.

A multidisciplinary project organised by students to raise awareness of the issues of urban renewal and regeneration, as well as to reflect on the changing urban landscape and the historical memory of places

For 2023 Milan Design Week, IED presents Ecocentrico, a multidisciplinary project developed in partnership with Giacimenti Urbani and presented within Alcova in the area of the Former Butchery of Porta Vittoria. The project involves lecturers and students from different courses and from all IED Group campuses in Italy, Spain and Brazil.

Ecocentrico is an informative space intended to host visual, sound and material labs and workshops run by the students: a large geodesic yurt will host visual installations, the contents of which may be photographic, audio, video and multimedia, while a second yurt will be built over the course of the week during workshops open to the public. Furthermore a small exhibition will be hosted, the result of the “Studi visuali urbani” (Urban Visual Studies) workshop that the selected students will be attending during the months leading up to Milan Design Week. The result of their experiences during the workshops and laboratories is an invitation to reflect on the changing urban landscape and the historical memory of places. Indeed, Ecocentric expresses the IED Group's commitment to raising awareness on the issues of virtuous recovery and thus of urban and social regeneration, combined with the educational objective of stressing how design, understood as planning, is a tool for thinking up new relationships with the constituent materials of the urban fabric.

As a partner, Giacimenti Urbani provides the recovered materials that will be used by the students to build the exhibition project.

The former Butchery, which will house Alcova and the Ecocentrico installation and is now the centre of an area of decay and neglect, is the site where the new IED International Campus will be built, bringing all the Milanese campuses together into one place.

With contribution of Regione Lombardia

Ecocentrico Project is part of IED Group activities promoted as an official partner of New European Bauhaus Initiative.