Ho­mo Fa­ber

ELLE Decor (Italy) - - ENGLISH TEXT - by Lau­ra Mag­gi — pho­tos by Lai­la Poz­zo

An ap­point­ment in Ve­ni­ce with ‘Ho­mo Fa­ber’ at the Fon­da­zio­ne Ci­ni. A great trip/event to the island of San Giorgio star­ring the be­st eu­ro­pean ar­ti­sans and de­si­gners, crea­tors of ex­cep­tio­nal works

Hands, mind, heart. The­se are the wea­pons avai­la­ble to the great Eu­ro­pean master craf­tsmen to take on the chal­len­ge of the tech­no­lo­gi­cal re­vo­lu­tion whi­ch, ine­vi­ta­bly, in the ve­ry near fu­tu­re, will co­me into their field of action. “But, even with the ex­tre­me­ly tran­sient na­tu­re of the pro­fes­sions of the fu­tu­re, the­re will al­ways be so­me­thing that hu­man hands will do bet­ter than any machine, na­me­ly the ac­ti­vi­ties re­la­ted to craft tra­des,” sta­tes Al­ber­to Van­der­bilt Ca­val­li, cu­ra­tor of ‘Ho­mo Fa­ber’, the fir­st major cul­tu­ral event de­di­ca­ted to Eu­ro­pean craf­tsman­ship whi­ch will be held at the Fon­da­zio­ne Giorgio Ci­ni in Ve­ni­ce from 14 to 30 Sep­tem­ber. “The key­word that gui­des vi­si­tors on their jour­ney in­si­de the for­mer con­vent of San Giorgio is ‘won­der’: we want to won­der at the beau­ty and sur­pri­se. This is why we ha­ve cal­led upon an ex­cep­tio­nal team of cu­ra­tors, for the 14 the­ma­tic sta­ges of our jour­ney, ma­de up of pro­mi­nent per­so­na­li­ties of­fe­ring dif­fe­rent poin­ts of view,” con­ti­nues Van­der­bilt Ca­val­li. They ran­ge from Mi­che­le De Luc­chi, ar­chi­tect and de­si­gner, to Ju­di­th Clark, pro­fes­sor of fa­shion and mu­seo­lo­gy in Lon­don, to Jean Blan­chaert, gal­le­ry ow­ner, to Ste­fa­no Boe­ri, in­ter­na­tio­nal­ly­re­no­w­ned ar­chi­tect and pre­si­dent of the Mi­lan Trien­na­le, to In­dia

Mah­da­vi, in­te­rior de­si­gner with a stu­dio in Pa­ris. ‘Ho­mo Fa­ber’ is al­rea­dy thin­king about its se­cond edition, plan­ned for 2020 on the oc­ca­sion of the Ar­chi­tec­tu­re Bien­na­le.

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