View from the Duomo. Credits: David Kosmos Smith — Flickr

Milan, a quick guide among design, architecture, lifestyle and innovation.

We returned home, where it all began in 2005.

The 2015 edition of Frontiers of Interaction will be hosted by one of the most vibrant cities in the world, the stage of EXPO 2015, the capital of Italian finance, the heart of fashion, art, politics and innovation.

Since 2005, the city has undergone many changes and, at last, has returned to have the central role of driver of the New Italian Renaissance.

A “metropolis in turmoil” — as defined by the Lonely Planet Guide, and the number one destination for 2015 according to the New Yor Times (here)

Welcome to Milan!

Note: this post will update often with fresh news and reports.

What to do in Milan

If you’re a fan of art and design, the places to visit are many and for all tastes.

From the “extravaganza” of the Gothic cathedral with its “Madunina” watching the city from the Museum of the twentieth century that overlooks the Piazza del Duomo, the Scala Theatre with its museum of costume dramas music at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan seat of the Sforza dynasty that dominated the city in the Renaissance.

The face of Leonardo and medieval dock, recently renovated, goes well, along with the Vertical Garden by Stefano Boeri (recently awarded as the world’s most innovative highrise), with the needs of this modern metropolis.

For foodies and aperitivo lovers, the urban farmers’ market of Milan named “Mercato Metropolitano” is the latest, unmissable, thing.

The Universal Exposition, aka EXPO 2015, has brought along new infrastructures and facilities, so the city is more connected than ever and commenting within Milan is pretty easy.
At EXPO you can enjoy both food learning and tasting experience, and also enjoy most of the pavillions gorgeous pieces of architecture (some designed by Norman Foster and Liebeskin): a rich programme of supporting events around the city make of EXPO2015 a must see, if you have a spare day.

Click here and here to find out more .
Download the e-book of the City of Milan on 100 places to visit in town.

Navigli District. Credits: Jeff Krause — Flickr

The routes to innovation

If you are interested in all that business, start-up and innovation, then Milan is the right city for you.

Milan is city with the highest number of FabLab and Makerspaces in Europe (see a list here), a clear sign of vitality that permeates and ensures economic and cultural growth.

Growing and increasingly connected, people working in the tech are organized in several meetups and new communities as a sign of continuing contamination and collaboration.

Milano also offers one of the largest wifi network connection of Europe. Check the network here and stay connected.

Innovators, startupper, volcanoes of ideas … all you can find yourself in the Talent Garden (TAG) in Milan.

TAG Milan, part of the largest coworking spaces network in Europe, is a coworking campus for professionals and communities in the digital industry “that connect, support and accelerate digital innovation”.
We, as Frontiers of Interaction, are founding members.

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