“Little Daily Wonders” is the theme that guides the fifth chapter in the explorations of the IN Residence Diaries project. This volume focuses on the theme of “wonder”, to be understood as the feeling of unconditional amazement, stimulated through interaction with an object. Examining this genre of wonder, the opportunity is offered to assess how the design process can have a responsibility to influence the quality of life of each individual, equipping his personal habitat with “sensitive” physical presences that, in addition to their functional details, can establish dialogue with his emotions. The book also offers the opportunity to deepen the thought and work of the designers who took part in the fifth edition of the series of workshops produced by IN Residence.
The last section of this book, collects some notes relating to the four-stage European trip of the group exhibition “Another Terra – Home Away from Home” (2012), produced by IN Residence and consisting in a thematic collection of brand-new design objects custom-created for the occasion.
“Diary #5” has been selected by the ADI Design Permanent Observatory for the “ADI Design Index 2014”, the annual publication that gathers the best produced Italian design. “Diary #5” applies to the Compasso d’Oro ADI 2015 award for the “Theoretical, historical, critical and editorial projects” category.