Autoprogettazione, a new project to create an artwork that can be reproduced at home


Over seventy artists and a simple yet effective idea: to create an artwork that can be reproduced by everyone in their own homes

The current situation due to Covid-19, unthinkable until just over a month ago, forces us home in a challenging situation, but it is also leading us to re-evaluate the spaces in which we live and, in them, the way we live in. In our home we rediscover the need to know how to do, to independently realize what we need.

In April 1974, Enzo Mari presented his renewed exhibition Proposta per un’autoprogettazione [Proposal for a self-design] at Galleria Milano, where he offered design drawings and instructions for the creation of furniture intended for creativity of anyone who wanted to try to build them independently at home. An invitation to escape the dominant, large-scale production mechanisms, recovering the manual capacity and autonomy.


The artists involved in the autoprogettazione [self-design] will offer the instructions to create an artwork designed by them to the people at home, with what they have available. Autoprogettazione therefore embodies a double possibility: to create a work independently and, through art, to self(re)design one’s own existence.

The projects with all the instructions for their realization are published on the official website and on Instagram @autoprogettazione.

New projects are going to be added daily.

People at home are invited to share their creations by posting them on Instagram with the tag @autoprogettazione and @galleria.milano and hashtags #autoprogettazione #galleriamilano #iorestoacasa #laculturanonsiferma


A project curated by Toni Merola, Nicola Pellegrini e Bianca Trevisan

Promoted and supported by Galleria Milano

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