Marijana Radovic,student of the Specializing Master and today Co-founder / m2atelier tells us about her experience.
On the occasion of the 20th birthday of the Specializing Master in Yacht Design, we interviewed 20 alumni of the first MYD editions who have distinguished themselves in the world yachting scene. Here is our interview with Marijana Radovic today Co-founder / m2atelier.
1. Can you tell us “who you are”, what do you do today and with what role within the company / reality where you work?
It takes a life to answer that question. I can tell you for sure that Marijana Radovic is a designer, architect, mum, wife, daughter, sister and a friend to many of my dear friends. My first professional choices started in Serbia and my career enfolded in Milan after precious experience in many other locations Rome, Geneva, Athens, London. From my Master onwards I have been always involved in Yachts Design and more.
Thanks to diverse environments and significant experiences in the field, I mastered project management, which allowed me to oversee the projects at 360 degrees.
In 2006 I founded a design studio STANDBY, initially based in Belgrade and Athens; then soon after, in 2009, I moved back to Milan, which I identified as a perfect location to continue my yacht design journey and research in the field, along with the residential and other architectural projects.
Together with architect Marco Bonelli, I founded the international architecture studio m2atelier based in Milan, which has the essence in a multidisciplinary approach and continuous research of space potential, proportions, and materials, with an eye for details that distinguish our design.
2. What was the role of training, and in particular of the Master in Yacht Design of the Politecnico di Milano, to be where you are today?
It was fundamental. The architectural background was a good base; however, I entered the Yachting world during this master. I learned a lot since the course was quite intense, and at the same time, it opened the doors to important studios, and from there, the rest was on me.
3. An important moment or an anecdote from your experience at the Master.
I loved everything about the Master. I was also lucky to meet people who remained my friends. I remember very well that I was the first foreign student in the class, and that was when the Master was entirely in Italian. During the day, I studied and attended the classes, and my nights were dedicated to my 3 dictionaries that helped me follow the courses. I had to be 8 hours constantly focused on hearing and understanding the professors lecturing in Italian otherwise I risked of missing the whole lecture. After 3 days of studies, the professor asked me if I understood everything, and I answered, “yes” (which was maybe my mistake:). From then, no one ever asked me the same thing again assuming that I understood everything, so I had to move forward with intense learning of Italian language, along with Italian nautical language and the courses. That hard work paid off, and I am very satisfied today with what I had then accomplished in just one year.
4. The first word that comes to your mind when thinking about the Master.
Experience. Working on projects that were real challenges. My colleagues. And the way I lived my life during the studies. All felt and became my new family. We spent time together working a lot and also travelling a lot which was organized by Politecnico.
5. What suggestion would you give to a young person who dreams of becoming a yacht designer / undertaking this training course?
Master studies are the best way to gain knowledge and dive into the nautical world in a short intense period. I warmly recommend the Politecnico Master in Yacht Design to all people dreaming of becoming a yacht designer.
24H WORLDWIDE DESIGN CONVERSATIONS.
On the occasion of the second edition, on June 23 there will be a 24-hour live broadcast with conversations on the concept of "Designing in an era of uncertainty" between the hosts of POLIMI Design System of Politecnico di Milano and 48 international guests.
Al via il design workshop con VANS, un’iniziativa del Sistema Design del Politecnico di Milano per la generazione di idee per rendere accessibile e inclusiva la personalizzazione dei prodotti del marchio
L’iniziativa denominata “VANS CUSTOMISATION EXPERIENCE”, partita venerdì 14 maggio, prevede un percorso originale di sviluppo di nuovi prodotti, servizi ed esperienze per la customizzazione dei prodotti VANS in store
Campari Soda and Deodato Arte together for DUO, the #label-free stool born to be shared
The entire proceeds from the sale of 32 reproductions of DUO, a design object created by Campari Soda in collaboration with Marco Oggian, will be donated to POLI.design for the realization of scholarships to support the training of young design talents.
DIGITAL INNOVATION DAYS 2021. From 10 to 13 November POLI.design will be at the #1 event in Italy on digital and innovation, which this year becomes phygital with more than 200 speakers.
The event is dedicated to digital transformation at 360 degrees, created to disseminate and measure the impacts of the best strategies of entrepreneurship, innovation, digital marketing and sustainability, and new technologies on personal and professional training.
...The third appointment of the Digital Open Days of POLI.design, Consortium Company founded by Politecnico di Milano, is approaching! Discover the training proposal and start planning your future in the Design sector.
The applications for the Specializing Masters and Higher Education Courses starting in autumn 2022 and in 2023 are open. Visit the page of the Specializing Master or Course you are interested in and register by the deadline to get a 10% reduction. Hurry up! Places are limited.
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In December 2021 POLI.design partecipates in the Guangzhou Design Week
With more than 14 years of operational history, Guangzhou Design Week is the first annual international design exhibition in China since 2006 and the most influential and largest commercial activity in the Chinese design industry.
Launching soon SENSITALIANI, the project to promote Italian design born from the collaboration between POLI.design and the Italian Embassy in Kuwait.
A 10-month project, 3 months dedicated to courses for local students, 8 open talk evenings and a 6-day study tour in Italy for design students and industry professionals in Kuwait who desire to experience and delve into Italian design and culture.
New collaboration between POLI.design and Fondazione La Triennale di Milano
The agreement guarantees students, teachers and employees of POLI.design discounts for the 2021/2022 programme and updates on events and initiatives promoted by Triennale di Milano, the world-famous cultural institution dedicated to design, architecture and contemporary culture.
POLI.design academic partner of the Goldreed Industrial Design Award
The international industrial design competition interprets technological progress and social revolution from an Asian perspective, with the aim of promoting a new direction for industrial development and a new model for social life.
Signed the agreement between POLI.design and IFTF for the launch of a new Course for the design of sustainable futures
The collaboration will make it possible to launch the course “Designing Sustainable Futures” starting in 2022 and aimed at providing skills to build a more sustainable future and a better world through design
SMART Label, Host Innovation Award 2021. At "Si può fare" of Radio24 - Sole 24ORE the interview to the CEO POLI.design Matteo O. Ingaramo
On Sunday, October 24, 2021, from 8:30 am POLI.design CEO and Scientific Responsible of the Award Matteo O. Ingaramo will be interviewed by the journalist Laura Bettini in the historical transmission of Radio24.
Strategic partnership between POLI.design and Hainan Design Week for the Partner Country Program of the Hainan Design Week 2021
Today, Thursday 16 September 2021, the ceremony for the signing of the strategic cooperation agreement between POLI.design and Hainan Design Week on the Partner Country Program of the first edition of Hainan Design Week 2021 took place.
A live streaming graduation, the participation to the Car Design Dialogues Asia and an exhibition celebrating the projects created during the XII edition: these are the 3 main events of the TAD Week, a week dedicated to the students of the Specializing Master in Transportation & Automobile Design
The project is dedicated to the customization of VANS products and also includes experimental workshops at the VANS Customs Lab in Milan, open to the public with the active supervision of some designers of the Politecnico di Milano.
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