9 January 2007

Torino 2008: design is direction

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Design is direction
Over the last year I have sporadically been keeping you informed about the plans for Torino, World Capital of Design 2008.

Things are now taking shape and a website is up.

A friend of mine, the young, dynamic and very globally focused Paola Zini, who has been the de facto lead of the initiative of the initiative for a long time, has just also been appointed the official director.

Paola immediately selected a scientific committee not to be ignored: Gilo Dorfles (Italy), Guta Moura Guedes (Experimenta, Portugal), Michael Thompson (UK), Enrico Morteo (Italy), and Bruce Nussbaum (Business Week, USA).

I will write soon (a lot) more about this exciting initiative, which is energetically chaired by the Mayor of Torino.

To make this happen, I am happy to be able to count on the collaboration with some top-level people that I will soon let you know more about.

[To be continued, of course…]

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