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|The fourth Italian Design Day will be held on November 5|
Launched by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Fondazione Compasso d’Oro and the Triennale di Milano since 2017, the annual celebration of Italian Design has been welcomed in many countries around the world, including Vietnam. Hosted by 100 Italian Ambassadors in 100 cities all over the world, the programme includes exhibitions, talks, and other events creating a platform for art lovers, designers, architects, as well as landscape and urban developers to explore the idea of sustainable development and preservation of beauty on a global scale.
The programme was kicked off with a Vico Magistretti Exhibition at Mien Trung University of Civil Engineering, Tuy Hoa running from October 17 to November 21. Displaying sketches and drawings of one of the founders of contemporary Italian design, it offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of Vico Magistretti and his design philosophy.
The exhibition will be held at four universities nationwide: Mien Trung University of Civil Engineering (Tuy Hoa), National University of Civil Engineering (Hanoi), Van Lang University, and Hoa Sen University (Ho Chi Minh City) during October and November.
This year, the public in Vietnam can look forward to exhibitions bringing the stories of inspiring Italian creatives to life, while a rich and articulated seminar, both in presence and in videoconference, will stimulate a state-of-the-art dialogue between Italian and Vietnamese academics and practitioners on design-based solutions for sustainable development in contemporary architecture.
The seminar will take place on November 5 at four cities simultaneously: Hanoi, Tuy Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City, and from ARCHEA Studio (Florence, Italy) with the attendance of Antonio Alessandro, Ambassador of Italy in Vietnam, as well as Dante Brandi, consul general of Italy in Vietnam, among others.
Prof. Arch. Marco Casamonti is selected as the ambassador of the fourth edition Italian Design Day 2020 in Vietnam. Marco Casamonti graduated in 1990 from the University of Florence and in 2001 he obtained the qualification as Full Professor in Architectural and Urban Design at the Faculty of Architecture of Genoa. He carries on an intensive work of deepening and critical reflection on the themes of architecture, publishing essays, and writings and through lectures and conferences.