Art Design and New Technologies
ARD&NT – Art Design and New Technologies has been set up by the DESIGN Department at the Politecnico di Milano and the School of New Technologies at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. The purpose of the Consortium is to organize advanced professional training courses and design and research projects in the field of Art and Design as expressed through the new digital communication and media technologies that are so pervasively characterizing our current age.
The joint venture seeks to bring together the freer, artistic research carried out in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, and the design culture, from design to finished product, that is the undisputed identity of the Politecnico di Milano, in order to create a high quality, coherent, comprehensive course of specialized training. However, it is our shared feeling that such an aim will be truly achieved only if we are able to build a course of study that: firstly, breaks though the diaphragms separating the world of training from that of work; secondly, forms a reciprocally useful production chain heralding the correct exchange of theoretical, operational and research stimuli that is still missing as a point of territorial reference; thirdly, relates in a well-structured way with the international dynamics working in this field.
It is to this end that the ARD&NT Consortium is opening up to the world of enterprise and proposing to act as a catalyst for the development of a Centre for Advanced Technology in the ambits of the Arts and Design. We are certain that setting up an International Network, able to gather together the top companies in the territory of Milan and the youngest and most promising start-up firms in the sector, will prove to be the best way of facing up to the challenges awaiting us.