Torino World Design Capital 2008

Posted By: anoush on May, 02 2008 in About Italy, Art, Design, Turin
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Turin World Design Capital 2008In 2008 Turin has been elected the first World Capital Design by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.

Indeed, Turin has been recognised as one of the cities which mostly distinguishes itself by having an international leading role in the area of design and because since many years it hosts several artistic workshops and many centres of style and design which contribute to the spread of this branch.

Since years the capital of Piedmont region is a leading planning design centre, because it is linked to a long entrepreneurial tradition, it is engaged in the urban renewal and it claims the image of an industrial Turin (the new European Turin!) by carring out design projects characterized by a particular attention for innovation and a strong creativity.

Proud of being deserving the desired qualification of World Capital Design, in the year of its charge the city of Turin has prepared a long list of aims and projects to develop in the course of 2008.

The main goal of these projects is to confirm the role of the city as industrial design capital in the European area, then update and include in the culture of planning on national territory, istitutions, citizens, schools and companies, addressees of the four phases that the program Torino WCD 2008 is divided into.

The activities of Turin of design for the year 2008 have been divided into 4 phases, in order to integrate in this project all the actors of the city centre, try to spread the mentality and the role of contemporaneous design in the building of new city aspects and in the renewal of the pre-existing ones.

In this way Turin 2008 wants to make the citizens aware of Design as an instrument able to improve life as a developing sector of global market and as a subject of studies which links different fields.

Turin World Capital Design is waiting for you for the entire 2008 with a very interesting sequence of events, projects and appointments of any kind.
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