ITALIAN DESIGN DAY 2020“Proximity vs Social Distancing”: A Conversation with Arch. Francesco Fresa of Piuarch
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 12:00 NOON
"According to us, architecture is the space that is created between one building and another. Indeed, what is more important is how much it is able of generating with its shape, shadow and silhouette in an urban space. The latter is a crucial theme for the future of design, however contradicted by Covid-19 which sanctioned a new verb, to social distance: living urban space by measures.
Now that we have returned to live in the city but under the aegis of restrictions, what will be the new “rituals” of shared life? It will be necessary to rethink cities by redefining the concept of proximity as an alternative to social distancing. Even in design, we believe it is right to start from human interaction, an essential value of our lives, no matter how smart we want to imagine them." (Arch. Francesco Fresa)
The 4th edition of the “Italian Design Day” is presented in Vancouver by the Consulate General of Italy in cooperation with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West and Piuarch, after a worldwide initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in collaboration with MiBACT, MISE, ICE Agenzia, Confindustria, Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI), Fondazione ADI-Compasso d'Oro, Federlegno Arredo, Salone del Mobile Milano and Triennale Milano.
After graduating in Architecture from the University of Rome, in 1986 Francesco Fresa moved to Berlin, where he worked until 1991. From 1991 to 1996 he worked with Gregotti Associati, for whom he was responsible for projects and construction sites in Germany and managed relations with German clients and government, in particular those based in Berlin, Hamburg and Leipzig. He founded Piuarch in 1996 together with Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and Monica Tricario. As a partner of the firm, his work focuses primarily on the management of international projects, with particular regard to urban regeneration plans, residential complexes, office and retail buildings.
Register for free for the online webinar HERE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27th, 2020 – 8:00AM ONWARDS
Online Webinar: Building Bridges between Western Canada & Europe
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West has partnered with the Belgian Business Club, eight European Business Clubs and the EU Chamber of Canada West to organize a virtual networking event.
The virtual event will include presentations on Trade, Business and Personal Growth, as well as the possibility to have one-on-one meetings with all European and Canadian participants.
Info and registration (free for members of the Chamber; $10 for non-members): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-bridges-between-western-canada-europe-tickets-123223933101
Other events of Italian interest:
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West is also presenting two other promotional events:
Authentic Italian Table - Discover Italian Cheeses!
Sep. 24th – Oct. 8th at Urban Fare stores in BC and Alberta
A 2 weeks in-store promotion and educational activities about 5 PDO Italian Cheeses: Parmigiano Reggiano, Piave Vecchio, , Pecorino Romano and Mozzarella di bufala campana.
Flavours of Italy – Celebrating Italian Classics
Month of October at 60 BC Liquor Stores
A month-long in-store promotion of an exclusive selection of 12 Italian best-selling classics in 60 selected BC Liquor Stores
More info on these events: www.iccbc.com
OCTOBER 1 - 8
Various stores and showrooms in Vancouver
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West, the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver and the Italian Trade Commission present a series of events called “Italian Design Days @ IDS” during IDS – Interior Design Show Vancouver, from October 1 through 8.
The series, which features open houses in many design-oriented shops and showrooms in Vancouver, will culminate and terminate on November 5th, with Italian Design Day 2020 (Save the date!). Now in its 4th year, this worldwide event will feature this year a free webinar focused on the excellence of Made in Italy design.
On the occasion of this series, the new Italian Design Map website will also be officially and publicly launched. The Italian Design Map is a powerful online tool that features all Canadian businesses and help to promote the beauty and excellence of Made in Italy design, outside of Italy.
To view the details of the events in the series, please click here.
Two special events will also be part of this weeklong initiative:
October 1, 2020, 10am-11am
Italian Design Days@IDS hosts Marina Baracs - in collaboration with Domus Academy
October 5 and 6, 2020, 1pm-3pm
Meet the Alumni - in collaboration with NABA, Istituto Marangoni, Domus Academy
In-presence event @Cappelleria Bertacchi, 131 Water St #121
More info: www.italiandesignmap.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / 604.682.1410
SEPTEMBER 24 – OCTOBER 7
The 2020 edition of the Vancouver International Film Festival will take place via VIFF Connect, which is the Festival’s new online streaming platform. Among the 100+ titles featured in this year’s Festival, a handful are important Italian productions or co-productions, presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy and with the assistance of Il Centro - Italian Cultural Centre. The Italian section of VIFF 2020 includes:
HAMMAMET: Gianni Amelio’s semi-biographical drama about Bettino Craxi, leader of the Italian Socialist Party (1976-1993) and Prime Minister of Italy from 1983 till 1987. The film traces Craxi’s final months with his family at his oasis villa in Hammamet, Tunisia, where he fled to avoid prison for crimes of bribery and corruption. Under a heavy layer of prosthetics, veteran actor Pierfrancesco Favino (star of Bellocchio’s The Traitor) masterfully embodies Craxi’s larger-than-life persona, employing a repertoire of nuanced gestures while commanding the screen with appropriate hauteur.
Italy, 2019, Italian with English subtitles
SARITA: Sergio Basso’s touching “educational musical” revolving around 13-year-old Sarita, a Lhotshampa girl persecuted by Bhutanese police and living in a refugee camp in Nepal (Italy/Germany, 2019, Nepali with English subtitles). As a special introduction to the film, an interview in English with director Sergio Basso (currently in Vancouver), presented by Il Centro - Italian Cultural Centre, will be available for viewing through Il Centro’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ilcentrovan) as of VIFF’s opening day.
BAD TALES (Favolacce): the D’Innocenzo brothers’ contemporary fable about the lives of four deferential schoolchildren in a suburban Roman community.
Italy/Switzerland, 2020, Italian with English subtitles
HERE WE ARE: Nir Bergman’s soulful drama about a stubborn, proud, aging divorcé and his autistic son.
Israel/Italy, 2020, Hebrew with English subtitles
SIBERIA: Abel Ferrara’s 2020 work showing him at his most undiluted, drowning viewers in potent imagery and crude poetry drawn from the tormented psyche of one of modern cinema’s greatest madmen, starring Willem Dafoe.
Italy/Germany/Mexico, 200, English
(Text: viff.org, adapted)
For info and tickets, please visit https://www.viff.org/Online/default.asp