As part of the celebrations of the VI Edition of the Italian Design Day, the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute of Algiers in collaboration with the Polytechnic School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Algiers are pleased to invite interested parties to the two conferences that will be held by Professor Simona Bordone on 15 and 16 June respectively at the Italian Cultural Institute and at the Polytechnic School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Algiers.
Simona Bordone, head of Domus Archives and Domus Courses for Accademia ED, will be in Algiers as a testimonial of Italian Design for Italian Design Day 2022.
On 15 June at the Italian Cultural Institute of Algiers, she will give a lecture entitled ‘Olivetti. A small history of a great history.’ It is the story of the vicissitudes of the products and designers of the historic Italian company as seen through the pages of Domus and the 16 Compassi d’oro awards received and now celebrated in Milan by the ADI Design Museum, with an exhibition curated by Manolo De Giorgi, a historic contributor to Domus.
Dr. Bordone will hold the second lecture on Italian design entitled ‘Everything is Precious’ on 16 June at the École Polytechnique d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme, Algeria’s most important university for architecture, urbanism and design.
The title is an obvious reference to the theme proposed this year by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Culture: Re-generation, design and new technologies for a sustainable future.
In this sense everything is precious: natural resources and people, the intelligence that is inherent in design, but also what we can learn from traditional techniques and technologies to improve them through the use of new technologies.
More information at: iicalgeri.esteri.it.