Barcelona: Salvatore Ferragamo, between art and fashion
The Italian language week in Barcelona will begin with a tribute paid by the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) to the style of Salvatore Ferragamo, a great craftsman and fashion designer and the favourite of some of the world’s most celebrated movie stars.
Stefania Ricci, Director of the Ferragamo Foundation Museum, which promotes Made in Italy craftsmanship in the fashion and design sector, will present the exhibition “La figura di Salvatore Ferragamo tra arte e moda” (“The Figure of Salvatore Ferragamo, between Art and Fashion”), which combines art, fashion and design in a project involving four museums in Florence (Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Galleria del Costume e Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Palazzo Pitti, Museo Marino Marini) and the Museo del Tessuto in Prato.
Tunisia – ‘Fluid Identities’ at the Bardo Museum shows a different Mediterranean
An exhibition entitled “Fluid Identities” will be hosted at the Bardo Museum in Tunis as part of the 16th Italian Language Week in the World. Through multimedia projections, video mapping and an iconic object symbolizing the encounter between different cultures, the exhibition aims to show that design, in the form of the artefacts that crowd our homes or as a tool to act on society, contributes to the shaping of a different idea of the Mediterranean: a new place of trade and exchange. The exhibition (17 October -10 November) is curated by professors Giuseppe Lotti and Debora Giorgi of the University of Florence, who are the coordinators of the project “Tempus 3D – Design pour le Developpement Durable des productions artisanales locales en Tunisie.”
Germany – “After year Zero. Italy’s new Design”. A chat with Chiara Alessi a the IIC
In a completely new setting, Chiara Alessi, journalist and essayist, will illustrate the two key events that marked the current success of Italian design, consolidating it within a long historic tradition: emerging businesses, schools, communication spaces and their connection with the contemporary communication space par excellence, namely the Internet. She will also explore the new alternative ways of designing projects, production and self-production systems and, above all, the names in this recent history of Italy, made up of more than 200 designers, most of whom are under 30.
Peru – CREATIVITALIA design show at the Italian Cultural Institute
By its very nature, design is the meeting point between Italy’s world of art and industry, which found in creativity the very peak of their expression, as is proven by the recent exhibition held at the 21st Triennale di Milano, the global icon of design. The Italian Cultural Institute in Lima, in celebrating the 16th Week of Italian Language in the World, and with a view to presenting to the public some of the best examples of Italian industrial design, set up an exhibition displaying several interesting decoration objects and items, alongside one of the most iconic symbols of Italian design ever: the Vespa. The selection of objects displayed were by Hilite, Spazio e Stile and Lima Modern which, with their high-quality products, testify to the qualitative excellence of Italian production in Lima.
Buenos Aires – “Live the Evolution of Design”, a conference on Italian design
Brussels, the words of fashion, between Italian and foreign languages: meeting with Rosario Coluccia, Accademia della Crusca, Università del Salento
The centuries-long history of Italian, with its contacts and crossings with other languages, from its origin to our days, will be the subject of the meeting with Coluccia at the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in Brussels. This crossbreeding is linked to the relationships that Italy established with other populations speaking different languages over the centuries and in a wide variety of situations. The world of fashion presents a peculiar dual characteristic: on the one hand, the works of Italian authors dealing with fashion and costumes spread throughout Europe since the Renaissance; on the other hand, in more recent times, first France and then the Anglo-American world of fashion successfully exported creations, clothes, models and textiles. This created an interesting mix between Italian and other languages; a sort of double-entry linguistic system with an intense exchange of words and expressions.
Azerbaijan – The Italian Festival to promote Made in Italy products
The Italian Embassy in Baku, in partnership with the local office of ICE Agency, the Italy- Azerbaijan Association and local partners, will present the Italian Festival of Fashion and Design as one of the events to celebrate the Week of Italian Language in the World. A fashion and jewellery show, an art exhibition, a display of Italian-made products, a concert and a showroom of Italian furniture will be organised during a week entirely dedicated to promoting Italian products in Azerbaijan.