The Farnesina Network in Brazil is celebrating the sixth year of Italian Design Day (IDD) with an online event on 23 March.
The Italian Cultural Institutes of São Paolo andRio de Janeiro, in collaboration with the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) and under the patronage of the Embassy of Italy in Brazil, the Consulates General of Italy in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and Curitiba and Consulates of Italy in Belo Horizonte and Recife, present a meeting with the renowned architect Stefano Boeri.
President of the Milan Triennale and creator of, among other things, the iconic ‘Vertical Forest’ in Milan, Boeri is the IDD’s guest speaker for Brazil and he will be taking part in a conversation with Italian-Brazilian architecture critic Francesco Perrotta-Bosch.
The meeting, introduced by H.E. Ambassador Francesco Azzarello, has been available on the YouTube channel with Portuguese subtitles since 23 March, the date of the IDD celebrations worldwide.
Italian Design Day – IDD is promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and this year has the theme: ‘Ri-Generazione. Design e nuove tecnologie per un futuro sostenibile’ (Re-Generation: Design and new technologies for a sustainable future).
Stefano Boeri lives in Milan, where he graduated from the Polytechnic in 1980, and went on to obtain a PhD in Urban Planning from the IUAV University of Venice in 1989. With his studio Stefano Boeri Architetti, he is the creator of the Vertical Forest, as well as hundreds of projects on different continents. At the beginning of the 2000s, he edited the magazines ‘Domus’ and ‘Abitare’, and is the author of numerous publications such as the recently published ‘Green Obsession’.
Francesco Perrotta-Bosch was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1988. He holds a degree in architecture from the PUC-Rio, and is a PhD student at USP. In 2013, he won the Serrote magazine essay prize with the publication ‘Arquitetura dos Intervalos’ (Architecture of Intervals).
More information at: iicsanpaolo.esteri.it.