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Homo Faber

Mark your calendar and participate to this major cultural event in Venice. 

by Cheryl Chu 17 September 2018

The Michelangelo Foundation invites you to discover Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future, a showcase of the finest European craftsmanship at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Sept. 14th- 30th.

At this international cultural event presenting fine contemporary, traditional and rare craftsmanship, and its link to the world of creativity and design, you can meet master artisans and discover their multifaceted know-how through live demonstrations as well as the latest virtual reality technology.

A team of world-class designers, curators and architects, such as Judith Clark, Stefano Boeri, India Mahdavi and Michele De Lucchi, have come together to shine a light on some of Europe’s finest master artisans and their work. The exhibition will display a wide range of materials and disciplines, from breathtaking jewellery to bespoke bicycles, from fascinating skills on the brink of being lost to some of the most sought-after icons associated with European style. Conferences and events will present diverse and knowledgeable speakers from all over Europe. Covering nearly 4,000 square metres, Homo Faber is also an opportunity to explore the island and the magnificent complex of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, including areas that are generally closed to the public.

Related article: Stefano Boeri and the 'Future of Living'  

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The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is an international non-profit entity that promotes, preserves and protects fine craftsmanship and strengthens its links to the world of design. Recently set up by Johann Rupert and Franco Cologni, the Foundation’s mission is to ensure the economic viability of master artisans and foster a cultural movement which allows their work to grow and flourish. 

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