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Riso 02 – San Lorenzo on show in Milan

The project Riso 02 – San Lorenzo will be on show in Milan, as part of the exhibition “The graphic arts profession – today”, from 26 November 2021 until 23 January 2022, with free access.

Even in 2020, when the world had to deal seriously with the Covid-19 pandemic, RUFA‘s artistic production never stopped. In different ways, sometimes generating completely innovative management models, students and lecturers, as is customary in the Academy’s educational vision, have continued to exchange ideas and experiences.

The result of this action was also measured by the results achieved. As part of the European Design Award, two different publications received significant recognition, such as the “Silver Award” in the “Annual Report” category and the “Bronze Award” in the “Student’s project” category.

The exhibition

The exhibition/workshop aims to investigate the nature of the craft of graphics in a contemporary key, curated by Marco Tortoioli Ricci and in collaboration with AIAP – Associazione italiana design della comunicazione visiva.

Through the presentation of about 90 projects the aim is to investigate the contemporary nature of the graphic design profession in Italy, highlighting not only the content and visual language that characterises the graphic production of talented young people, but also the administrative and fiscal difficulties in organising themselves to sustain themselves and continue to experiment.


The editorial products with which the awards were won are respectively the Annual Report 2018, centred on the theme of Memory in celebration of 20 years since the founding of the Academy, and Riso 02 – San Lorenzo, created by more than 80 students from the Methodology of Design course (second year of the three-year course at Graphic Design and the second year of the Comics and Illustration course), produced as part of the annual project on the identity of the San Lorenzo district in Rome.

The aim of the Annual Report 2018, created by the agency Intorno design, is to celebrate the continuous renewal of the original impulse, narrating the main projects and events of the year in question. Riso 02 – San Lorenzo is instead a mosaic of glances, points of view and short visual narratives on the visual identity of Rome’s San Lorenzo district. The book, printed entirely in risograph by Risograph Roma and Tipografare and bound by La Legatoria, presents and recounts the neighbourhood with the still visible traces of its past and the rapidly changing present.

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