Packaging is an aspect of food consumption with a high environmental impact especially for our seas and oceans and the lives within.

The Italian designer Edoardo Malagigi works since years around the topic of food packaging and its recyclability. He designs forms and installations for the public realm with the aim to increase awareness for environment and social justice. His works and public installations are shown and implemented all over the world.

For one week in summer 2017 Edoardo Malagigi will be in residence on the research boat of Tethys Research Institute crossing the northern Mediterranean Sea. Malagigi will produce afterward a work regarding his experience and research during the boat trip.

The Tethys Research Institute – a non-profit research organisation supporting marine conservation through science and public awareness with a focus on large marine vertebrates – collaborates beginning from 2017 on with Social Soups.

Next to the Malagigi’s  boat residence is planned a public artist talk and workshop in the Villa Durazzo Bombrini in Genoa.

About the artist and designer:
by Oliviero Toscani

Edoardo Malagigi

has been involved for several years in the effort to identify “solidarity aesthetics through dialogue and collaboration” which aim to promote the exchange of resources between rich and poor countries. He has designed educational furniture for children and sheltered communities. He has led research into eco-design and is Professor of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. He has been art director for “Bambini in Emergenza” charity foundation for the wellbeing of children in distress worldwide.
Edoardo Malagigi è impegnato da alcuni anni all’individuazione di “estetiche solidali di contatto” che possano promuovere il travaso di risorse fra paesi ricchi e poveri. Ha ideato arredi scolastici per l’infanzia e comunità protette, ha condotto ricerche di ecodesign, è docente all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. E’ stato art director della fondazione “Bambini in Emergenza”.





Social Soups and Tethys