Italia 150
2011 marks the 150th anniversary of Italian unification, and it is fitting that the celebrations are kicking off in Turin, which (in addition to being Experientia’s home base) was the first capital of the unified country.

The nine months of exhibitions and events, under the overarching theme of “Esperienza Italia” (“The Italian Experience”), will look back at the history of unification and the creation of the Italian identity, and also forward to the future of Italian designers and artists.

Two exhibitions in particular explore the future: Stazione futuro (future station) and Il futuro nelle mani (the future in our hands).

The first of these is curated by Riccardo Luna, currently director of WIRED Italia, and explores an an ideal City of Ideas, displaying the ideas, prototypes, products and processes that best express Italian creativity and innovation.

The futuro nelle mani exhibition focuses on the idea of “Artisans Tomorrow”, and outlines the positive prospects for new “metropolitan artisan” work, featuring work from renowned and up-and-coming artists.

Experientia is pleased to be playing our own role in building Turin’s future of creativity and innovation, and wishes the city an excellent esperienza in 2011 and beyond.

For more information on the events planned, see eng.italia150.it.