CEDIT Ceramiche d'Italia has supported the first edition of Made Labs, the new educational initiative conceived by the Made Program, a project of the “Rosario Gagliardi” Academy of Fine Arts, to take place in Syracuse, Italy July 24-31.

Workshops and lectures will grapple with the transformation of Syracuse, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, into “artificial” tourist attractions. The program, “Authenti-city (or the UNESCO Paradox),” will be examined in depth by creative professionals in the field of architecture and design, including Formafantasma, Sabine Marcelis, Guillermo Santomà, Domitilla Dardi, and Angela Rui.

“The CEDIT brand, particularly sensitive to the link between art, design, craftsmanship and innovation, finds in this project and in the topics developed many affinities,” said Stefano Torrenti, managing director of Florim Ceramiche “And supports education to promote first-hand training for young designers, architects and artists through initiatives aimed at stimulating creativity and enhancing their design culture.”

CEDIT will also finance thirty scholarships for the training of young professionals at the event.

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