Documentary Film: Emotion in Material

“Emotion in Material” is a 42 minute documentary film shot on location in Italy in spring and summer 2010. It features key interviews conducted in-field with designers, manufacturers, and artisans. It is the culmination in one place, in one compelling narrative, of the goals of the ItaliaDesign program – to go beyond the tourist layers of contemporary Italy in search of how Italian Design consistently ranks as world-leading in the field. The film connects the everyday, the mundane and the spectacular.

The film gets at what makes Italian design unique and valuable, and tries to tell the story in an uncelebrated way.

italiaDesign is an undergraduate field school and research program offered by the School of Interactive Arts + Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. italiaDesign is a sister program to