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Presentation event of the 23rd Triennale di Milano International Exhibition

Today, Monday, 30 May 2022, the International Conference Hall of the Farnesina hosted the presentation of the program of the 23rd Triennale di Milano International Exhibition “Unknown Unknowns. An Introduction to Mysteries” which is scheduled to run from 15 July to 11 December 2022 at the Triennale.

The Triennale di Milano International Exhibition, which will be celebrating the 100th anniversary from its foundation in 2023, is one of the world’s most important international events dedicated to design and architecture and is promoted by the Triennale in association with the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The event opened with remarks by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, followed by contributions from Dimitri Kerkentzes, Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions, Stefano Boeri, President of the Triennale di Milano, and Carla Morogallo, Director General of the Triennale di Milano, and Ersilia Vaudo and Francis Kéré, curators of the 23rd International Exhibition. The event was moderated by Cecilia Piccioni, Principal Director of the General Directorate for Integrated Promotion and Innovation and was attended by important personalities from the international cultural and academic world represented by Embassies and other key players from the private sector.

Minister Di Maio said: “Design – one of the major drivers of Italian industrial production – pools together economic, cultural, and technology sectors and represents one of the pillars of the integrated promotion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and its overseas network. The Farnesina and the Triennale work hand in hand, as they did for the celebration of Italian Design Day in the world, with the aim of highlighting and promoting knowledge of the strategic sector of Made-in-Italy products beyond our national borders to foster the spread of our regional artisanal and manufacturing traditions and industrial districts.

Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), stated: “The theme of the 23rd Triennale di Milano International Exhibition is a call to challenge our convictions, embrace the vastity and uncertainty of the unknown and plot a new direction for humankind. By putting together different perspectives, cultures, and backgrounds with a view to having everybody meet the same challenge, this International Exhibition will reveal unexpected solutions and will stimulate experimentation and innovation.”

Stefano Boeri, President of Triennale Milano, affirmed: “The 23rd International Exhibition aims to become a dialogue and research platform, an opportunity to exchange and meet for artists, designers, architects, curators, schools, and student councils but also for cultural institutions, museums, and research institutes from all over the world. This plurality of viewpoints will enable us to stretch our look towards what we are still unaware of not knowing. At a dramatic and complex time as the one we are living, we believe that it is more important than ever to defend and promote the exchange of ideas, experiences, and reflections between different Countries and cultures.”

The 23rd International Exhibition will present a constellation of exhibits, installations, and special projects on the theme of the Unknown, in an itinerary across fields of knowledge and disciplines that will offer visitors the thrill of discovery and the pleasure of changing perspective. All the information is available on


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