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.