The Metaverse and artificial intelligence: what future for the design and architecture project? In the 2023 edition of the design week there was also talk of the metaverse. In the meeting organized at the Aran Flagship Store in Piazza San Gioachimo moderated by Jacopo Filippo Bargellini, Riccardo Spinelli from Milan's Politecnico and with special guest Makio Hasuike.
The Metaverse is a virtual place where, according to projections, a part of our future life will take place, in complementarity with the real world. This raises important questions: Who will design it? What interactions will be possible with architectural spaces and design products? Will the Metaverse duplicate the real world or will it require a new design approach? Furthermore, artificial intelligence threatens to make the architect and the designer disappear, replacing them with the "collective" creativity of programs that create a visualization of the project starting from a simple script, thus effectively eliminating the uniqueness of each approach. designer. What future awaits us? The debate is open.
Ilaria Vanni is a TV journalist for italian broadcasting and coordinator of The Meta Economist portal. She has a philosphy degree and she's now studing the economic and technological issues connected to the new frontiers of the metaverse.