Thursday 03 March 2011

Giorgio Roverato


Giorgio Roverato teaches economic history in the political science faculty of Padua university, and the industrial history of conservation, management, and development of the industrial heritage for an inter-university master’s degree promoted by Padua university, the Turin polytechnic, and the IUAV university in Venice.
His research interests include the business history of Italy and the history of economic development. With regard to the latter, he is involved above all with the beginnings and the growth of industrialization in the Veneto.

Thursday 03 March 2011

Paolo Verri


“The book man”, first director of editions and collections for various publishing firms and then the director of the Turin international book fair from 1993 to 1997, Paolo Verri has been involved with the city and its development since 1998. He was director of Turin’s strategic planning from 2000 to 2006; he directed the Fondazione Atrium Torino for the promotion of the Olympics in the towns of the Turin catchment area from 2004 to 2006; and from 2007 to 2010 he was also director of Italia 150, the committee for the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.
Born in Turin in 1966, he graduated from the Cattolica university in Milan. He has published many books and essays, amongst which Il libro in televisione (Nuova Eri, 1993), L’Italia ai tempi dei Modena City Ramblers (Giunti, 2001), and he edited the collection A schema libero – scritti sul calcio (Rizzoli, 2005). He is the founder and president of the Osvaldo Soriano Football Club, the national football team of Italian writers for which he still plays

Thursday 03 March 2011

Aldo Cibic

ALDO CIBIC: PROMoting new ideas

He was born in Schio, Vicenza, in 1955. In 1977 he began to work with Ettore Sottsass whose partner he later became. Memphis was established in 1981 of which Cibic was one of the founders and designers. Its activities range from architectural and interior design projects to developing new plans for social innovation.
He teaches at the Domus Academy, the Milan polytechnic, and IUAV in Venice. He is honorary professor at Tongji University, Shanghai.