05 October, 2020 - 4.30pm
Interni Meeting Point, Istituto Marangoni, via Cerva 24, Milano

Wars and catastrophes leave their survivors with the desire for regeneration and rebirth. We are reassembling the fragments of painful images and conserving those delicate, gentle feelings we had forgotten: sensitivity, attention, listening and ‘care’ for things. Scientific knowledge and sophisticated technologies cannot help us to respond to what has happened on their own. Instead, we have to use expertise and tools with the deeper, responsible sentiment of care. Caring involves the emotional and affective sphere, it teaches us to know and love things and processes. The emotion of care could also be the key of interpretation with which to restore meaning to the now worn-out substance of ‘sustainability.’ Re-construction and re-birth, also in relation to a major creative impulse prompted by this period of emergency, become concrete if the communities of entrepreneurs, designers, artisans, merchants and educators never stop ‘designing’ the path ahead of them. The talent of creativity, of invention, of know-how is intrinsic to our communities, to Italians. The vocation for things done well, for extraordinary projects. “Italian Living” has to therefore take on a new paradigm, rediscovering the Art of Care, creating the Design of Care.

Introduce: Ernesto Mauri, CEO Mondadori Group - Paolo Glisenti, Commissioner General for Italy at Expo 2020 Dubai

presents and moderates

Gilda Bojardi, editor INTERNI


Dario Franceschini, Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities and for Tourism - ph. Emanuele A.Minerva | Courtesy Press Office and Communication MIBACT
Born in Ferrara in 1958, Dario Franceschini is an Italian lawyer, writer, and politician. He is a prominent member of the Democratic Party, for which he is Head of Delegation in the second Conte Government. He has held various government positions: Undersecretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers; Minister of Relations with Parliament and the Coordination of Government Activities; Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism from 2014 to 2018 and, again, from 5 September 2019. The duration of his role makes him the longest-serving Minister of Culture and Tourism in the history of the Italian Republic.

Filippo Del Corno, Deputy Mayor for Culture, Comune di Milano
Born in Milano in 1970, Filippo graduated in Composition in 1995. His music has been performed by numerous musicians at various festivals, theaters and concert institutions. In 1997 together with Angelo Miotto and Carlo Boccadoro he founded Sentieri selvaggi, a group dedicated to the performance and dissemination of contemporary music. From December 2011 to March 2013 he was the Chairman of the Board of Fondazione Milano. In March 2013 he was appointed Deputy Mayor for Culture by Mayor Giuliano Pisapia and in 2016 he was reconfirmed by Mayor Giuseppe Sala.

Davide Rampello, Professor, artistic director and cultural consultant - Ph. Carlo Cerchioli / GraziaNeri
University professor, cultural adviser and manager for national and international institutions, artistic director. He was the President of the Triennale in Milan (2003 - 2012). In 2010 he was the curator of the Italian Pavilion at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai and the following year he also curated the exhibition “Tradition and Innovation” at the same Pavilion which, after the Expo, has become a permanent venue for the promotion of Italy in China. From 2012 to 2015 he was the creator and the curator of Pavilion Zero at Expo Milan 2015. Among his latest projects, the public event MILANO XL dedicated to the excellence of Made in Italy, the art exhibition Memory and Contemporaneity dedicated to contemporary Chinese art which took part at the 57th Venice Biennal, the Italian Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2021, for which he is the artistic director, and the “De-Signo” installation for the Salone del Mobile.Milano in 2019.