Torino Design of the City

The fourth edition of the month dedicated to design returns until 29 October

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02 October 2020

The Italian translation of the term design is project, it is a word that embodies the very notion of the future. We do not plan for the now, we plan for the after, which arrives in a second and a year.
Never before has the project become a constituent part of our life, almost a synonym of tomorrow and hope. And never as now do we realize how essential it is in our community life the planning and redesign of services, of cities, and also of ourselves.

Exhibitions, festivals and performances
From Graphic Days which opens with "Transitions" and investigates the paradigms and scenarios relating to society and the environment and their transitions, to Utopian Hours, the last scheduled review that thinks about "The City at Stake" and goes to the heart of the problem: the identity and raison d'être of the city are now deeply in question.

Graphic Days® Transitions
Graphic Days® presents Transitions, the 2020 edition of the festival dedicated to graphics that will involve institutions, associations and an international panel of professionals related to visual design to investigate the paradigms and scenarios relating to society and the environment and their transitions.

Hackability is a no-profit born in Turin in 2016, to bring together the skills of designers, makers, digital artisans, with the needs (and inventiveness) of people with disabilities, through the methodology of co-design and open innovatio, to allow the creation of innovative and customized solutions for autonomy and care. In the co-design process of Hackability, which was recently awarded the Honorable Mention of the XXVI Compasso d'Oro ADI Award, the focus shifts from the products (which are all released in open source) to the processes of innovation and research that allows to acquire new knowledge on the needs related to autonomy.

Virtual visit to the UN Campus in Turin
FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER 2020, 5.00 PM – 7.00 PM LOCATION Zoom platform
Virtual visit to the UN Campus in Turin: transformation of the Pavilions of Italy '61 (1961), which housed the "Mostra delle Regioni", into structures that host United Nations organizations: ITC / ILO, UNICRI, UNSSC, Center for UNESCO of Turin, SIOI Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta.
A unique and illuminated redevelopment that has made this green and little-known area of Turin the only United Nations Campus in the world.

Throughout the month the city offers the Turin Fashion Week, but also the virtual visit to the UN Campus in Turin, the exhibition “Lingotto Lives & Re-Lives”, masterclass 2020 on making a museum accessible, the review “Unico. Art design "which highlights the hybrid and exclusive nature of the works of art design, alongside the exhibition proposed by Sant'Agostino casa d'Aste, the presentation of the results of the research and of the Felicità Civica ideas competition, the appointments at Mauto and many other initiatives and reviews.

It will also be possible to attend the round tables online, scheduled in English, organized as part of the meeting of the Unesco Creative Design Cities, hosted this year by the city of Graz in collaboration with St. Étienne. The meeting focuses on the social, intelligent and sustainable aspects of urban development and includes, among the guests, Andrea Paoletti, Charles Landry and Aglaée Degros.

Appointments organized by the City of Turin
There are two. The first is held on October 16 and involves the delegates of the Italian Unesco Creative Cities. It will see the signing of the Protocol which will set the common lines of work to be shared with the new creative cities nominated, including Biella. The goal is to strengthen the network and build collaborative projects between Creative Cities at a regional and national level.

The second is a day scheduled for October 29th and organized in collaboration with the Circolo del Design. It is dedicated to the presentation of the research "Turin City of Design". The work is carried out by the Santagata Foundation for the Economy of Culture with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo and the Turin Chamber of Commerce and has outlined the common identity elements, visions and needs expressed by the players in the city design sector. It is the basis for the construction of the lines of action that the Administration will implement in the coming years.

The Torino Design of the City program is available on the website, which also collects in-depth information and the latest updates.

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