“L’italiano e la creatività: marchi e costumi, moda e design”

16th ITALIAN LANGUAGE WEEK IN THE WORLD
“L’italiano e la creatività: marchi e costumi, moda e design”
Italian Lecturer’s Day

10:00 What is the meaning of ‘design’? An introduction by Marco Pietrosante

11:30 A Conversation with Francesca Melandri

13:00 Coffee break

14:00 Workshop: Our idea of Italian design and creativity
The students of Ital 401 & Ital 301 Oral Project presentations

All talks and the workshop will be in Italian

Marco Pietrosante is a R&D designer for communication, product design and design thinking. He started his career as designer in 1989 founding the Studio Random in Rome. In 2008 he began teaching at IED University in Rome to become the Master Courses Director. Since 2013 he is the Academic Manager of Master courses at I.S.I.A. Rome Design University.

Francesca Melandri is a screenwriter, novelist and documentary filmmaker born in Rome. Eva Sleeps is her English language debut, a critically-acclaimed bestseller translated into most European languages, soon to be a motion picture directed by Edoardo Winspeare, and Elle magazine‘s Book of the Year. Melandri’s novel is a sweeping modern story about family, forgiveness, and con ict. Paola Contardi, member of the jury of Elle’s Best Novel prize, called it “a powerful lyrical fresco in which personal and public histories are intertwined.”