CIANS, the co/workshop at the Maxxi in Rome

CIANS, a co/workshop at the Maxxi in Rome, to define, between training, innovation and sustainable development, the new way of made in Italy

To initiate a discussion and provide an ideational and planning contribution that starts from the Institutions of higher education and artistic specialization to exponentially increase the success of Italian productions in the world. In this scenario, CIANS – Coordination of Non-State Afam Institutions has scheduled a co/workshop on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Maxxi Auditorium in Rome on the theme “CREATIVITY, DRIVER OF THE MADE IN ITALY ECONOMY – Training, Innovation and Sustainable Development.”

CIANS not only wants to participate in the development process of Italian society, but intends to work for the construction of a system of High Artistic, Musical and Choreographic Education that is innovative, internationalized, sustainable and capable of promoting the economic, social, civil and cultural growth of the country.

«In this vision – explains the president of the Coordination arch. Fabio Mongelli – in continuity with what has been done so far, we have planned a conference to bring together some of the actors involved in this organizational and programmatic process. The purpose is to narrate and strengthen a virtuous and collaborative path that allows Afam institutions to contribute effectively to the success of Made in Italy. The choice of the venue in which the conference takes place is significant: the Maxxi – National Museum of XXI Century Arts, is an iconic place, ideal for getting in touch with what contemporary art represents today in Italy and in the world. As was already done at the co/workshop “TO DO TODAY – Imagining the Present – Cultures. Design. Enterprises.” which took place on January 29, 2019 at the MACRO in Rome, Cians intends to adopt an action plan to enhance the Afam sector within the Sistema Paese. The cultural and creative sector is capable of generating an increase of five percentage points on the national gross domestic product in the medium term, with obvious spin-offs on the employment front. Investing in arts education means further strengthening the attractiveness of our country and Italy’s ability to export art, design, fashion and music.”

The meeting organized by Cians is aimed at cultural workers, new generations, students and their families. The goal is to provide them with the cognitive tools to determine the new scenarios and new opportunities. The initiative will be developed in two different moments. A conference, scheduled at the Maxxi Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a discussion part, scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., which will extend in the Carlo Scarpa Room with the opening of four different thematic tables on the experiences that are most dear to Afam institutions. The combination of the conference papers and the summaries of the thematic tables will make it possible to generate an abstract to be used as a platform for discussion at the institutional level and beyond.

Integral part of the Cians system are:

1) RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts, Rome;
2) Accademia di Belle Arti e Design Poliarte, Ancona;
3) Accademia di Belle Arti “Giambattista Tiepolo”, Udine;
4) Accademia di Costume e di Moda, Rome;
5) Accademia Italiana, Florence;
6) Accademia Teatro allo Scala, Milan;
7) Hdemia di Belle Arti SantaGiulia, Brescia;
8) IAAD – the Italian University for Design, Turin;
9) IED – Istituto Europeo di Design, Milano;
10) Istituto Marangoni, Milano;
11) Istituto Modartech, Pontedera (Pi);
12) IUAD – Accademia della Moda, Napoli;
13) LABA – Libera Accademia di Belle Arti, Brescia;
14) LABA – Libera Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence;
15) NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan;
16) Quasar Institute for Advanced Design, Rome;
17) Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli, Como;
18) SAE Institute, Milan;
19) Saint Louis College of Music, Rome;
20) STM – Scuola del Teatro Musicale, Novara.