Digital Detox Design supports designers, brands, and artists by promoting valuable initiatives geared toward the conscious use of digital technologies.
Alongside important opportunities, the digital world is producing negative effects on the quality of our lives at both individual and social levels such as reduced concentration, approval stress, memory problems, and isolation. While it has in fact never been easier to find information, stay in touch with others, and use services conveniently and easily, hyperconnectedness manifests aspects that are far from desirable.
Starting with the reflections of communication professionals, psychologists and philosophers, we asked ourselves how design culture could help elevate design to a higher level to respond first and foremost to our deepest need, to be human. How can objects, furnishings, fragrances and lighting systems help us recover depth in our daily lives?
Convinced that reclaiming the meaning of our actions, beauty and intensity of the moment requires quality time, listening, silence and good relationships, we create unique experiences between art and design in which to live fully in the present.
Digital Detox Design thus invites people to purge themselves of information overload through installations and pathways in which to breathe and be able to interact with matter and people, bringing attention to the importance of disconnecting from our smartphones to reconnect with other dimensions of existence.
We want a world capable of consciously integrating digital technologies, where humans and the environment are at the center of every experience and not data serving algorithms. A world free of stereotypes, where not everything has to be connected and communicated.
We create experiences of reconnecting with matter and people through pathways between art and design in which to experience beauty. We promote a technology-aware culture by supporting the work of brands, designers and artists.
At the center of modern design culture we place happiness, which necessarily comes from a sense of deep sharing, respect for the environment, cultures and differences. We imagine new living spaces every day, different from those to which we have been educated.
Alessio Conti talks a lot. He is a marketing consultant and trainer and works like a squirrel (only he knows what that means). A stainless and out-of-the-box dreamer, he believes in a marketing capable of generating value in a transparent, ethical and sustainable way: a marketing that excites by bringing culture and beauty.
He collaborates with furniture brands, architectural firms, independent designers and and is co-organizer of TEDxReggioEmilia and Bologna Design Week. He is also a member of Social Warning – Digital Ethics Movement. He holds a degree in Communication Sciences and is currently enrolled in Philosophy in Bologna.
Digital Detox Design, of which he is artistic director, is his latest project created through the collaboration between manufacturing companies, designers and artists.