The thematic exhibition, curated by Ersilia Vaudo, an astrophysicist and Chief Diversity Officer at the European Space Agency, will be the nervecenter of the 23rd International Exhibition. An area whose boundaries will be hazy and permeable, and that will present more than a hundred works, projects and installations by international artists, researchers and designers dealing with the unknown.
Unknown Unknowns will address a series of themes including: gravity, seen as “the greatest designer” that shapes the universe; maps, systems by which trajectories and routes are determined; the new challenges facing architecture, that is opening itself up to brand new prospects such as how to live in extraterrestrial space.
The thematic exhibition will include four special commissions that Triennale has handed to the Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki, the Italian designer Irene Stracuzzi, the US architects' and designers’ collective SOM, and the Turkish-American artist Refik Anadol.
Moreover, the show will include a series of site-specific installations and four Listening Chambers, spaces in which sound becomes spoken words and visitors can abandon them selves to the narrations of leading figures from the world of science.