The Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, in collaboration with the Department of Architecture at the University of Florence and the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology, present the online conference ‘The Future of Creativity: Design Itineraries between Italy and the USA’.
Starting on Italian Design Day 2021, the annual initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation launched in 2017 to promote the italian design industry in the world, ‘The Future of Creativity’ feature a series of events and initiatives dedicated to seventy years of design and creativity between Italy and the United States from 1951 to 2021, spanning from the historic exhibition held in New York and Chicago, ‘Italy at Work: Her Renaissance in Design Today’, up to the present day.
- Emanuela Ferretti and Davide Turrini (Università degli studi di Firenze): Italy at Work 1951-2021. Our Renaissance in Design Today;
- Michelangelo Sabatino (Illinois Institute of Technology) and Napoleone Ferrari (Museo Casa Mollino): Carlo Mollino, Narrating Form;
- Maria Pilar Lebole (Osservatorio Mestieri dell’Arte – Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze): Florence at Work. The Past and the Future of Artistic Craftsmanship;
- Lorenzo Mingardi (Università degli studi di Firenze): The Promotion of Italian Artisan Production as a Political Statement. CADMA and HDI, Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti and Max Ascoli;
- Francesca Tosi and Claudia Becchimanzi (Università degli studi di Firenze): Re-shoring the Made in Italy Excellence and Creativity: Design as a Tool for Innovation, Competitiveness and Enhancement of Know-How and Handicraft Expertise.
For more information, see iicchicago.esteri.it.