For the Italian Design Day, the Embassy of Italy to Lusaka is organizing a forum entitled “ART & Architecture” which intends create synergies among the concepts of urban planning, design, beauty and art.
The morning session features a hybrid webinar (online and in presence at the Zambian Italian Cultural Center) entitled “ART & Architecture: The Italian path to urban sustainability”, where an Italian Design Ambassador and other Italian excellencies in the fields of design, urban planning and architecture, will interact with the Zambian Government, represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hon. Stanley Kakubo, Minister of Infrastructure, Housing, and Urban Development Hon. Charles Milupi and Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Hon. Gary G Nkombo, as well as Zambian related stakeholders. Main scope of this dialogue will be to enhance the candidacy of Rome as host of the EXPO 2030, as well as the commitment of the Italian government toward urban sustainability, also thanks to the crucial role played by Italian Design.
The afternoon session will commence with another hybrid webinar (online and in presence at the Zambian Italian Cultural Center), entitled “ART & Architecture: Building a better place to live”, led by Professor Costantino D’Orazio. Professor D’Orazio, together with the Italian artist Irene Kung and a Zambian urban planning expert, will jointly explore the links between Art and Architecture, drawing parallels between Zambian and Italian urban planning studies and projects.