Andrea Abbatangelo

Rashwan Abdelbaki

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Abdelbaki is one of the most interesting multimedia artists of the contemporary scene. His curriculum is already full of prestigious experiences and collaborations. His exhibitions have already traveled all over Syria and reached London. His research finds inspiration in the many aspects of life and the world around him, but his recurring theme is that of Adam and Eve, who, according to the Genesis, were the first human beings on Earth. It focuses on the complexity of their relationship and is inspired by the many problems they faced after being expelled from the Garden of Eden. The artist is particularly interested in the Yin-Yang dualism between Adam and Eve and their complementarity, whereby the understanding of oneself relies on mutual understanding. Not only. His investigation also does not overlook the current events his country is facing, from conflict to terrorism, and he admitted that he is unable to easily isolate himself from war. This aspect sometimes creeps into his profound study.

Contrasto_Visiting_Professor_Fabio Barile

Fabio Barile

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Fabio Barile (Barletta, 1980) centres his work on the study of complex phenomena, starting with the observation of the erosion of coasts and of the geological landscape. Over the years, he has developed a use of photography as a philosophical instrument to analyze reality. Since 2013, he has been investigating the intricate formation processes of the landscapes we live in, through geological evidence, experimentation with photographic materials and simulation of natural processes. In his most recent work, Works for a cosmic feeling (2018–ongoing), a collection of photographic projects that constitute a journey into interconnectivity, the artist uses photography as a stratigraphic tool and attempts to understand and portray reality, capturing the interaction between apparently distant scales, elements and times.

Fabrizio Fraboni Baroni

Simone Bertugno

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Simone Bertugno is an artist. His research is developed through many forms of exoression, from sculpture to composition, from writing to installation.

Cinzia Bomoll

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In 1998 Einaudi Stile Libero published one of her short stories in the anthology “I have something to tell you” edited by Giulio Mozzi, the result of a competition for short stories focused on adolescence. In 1999 she created one of her first short films “Gara di Resistenza” with Emidio Clementi of the underground musical group Massimo Volume. She graduated in Literature at the University of Bologna and moved to Rome where she attended a scriptwriting course at RAI, and the Mediaset school of fiction [1] and began working for television as a programmer director then director and author alternating RAI, Mediaset and La7. Her first novel was written in 2006, a noir entitled Lei che nelle foto non sorrideva (Fazi Editore) and in 2007 she created her first feature film The Secret of Rahil which will be distributed in the United States and Canada. In 2010 she made her second film, the musical Balla con noi produced by Rai Cinema and Giannandrea Pecorelli and released in cinemas in May 2011. In 2011 she returned to fiction, publishing the novel Sessantanove, with Fazi Editore, a sentimental historical novel set in Turin during the Autunno caldo.

Contrasto_Visiting_Professor_Dario Bosio

Dario Bosio

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Dario Bosio is a documentary photographer, videographer and visual anthropologist.
He holds a BA in Journalism at Florence Univeristy, a MA in Visual Anthropology at the Free Universität of Berlin and specialized in Documentary Photography and TV-Documentary at DMJX, Denmark.

After an internship at NOOR Images in Amsterdam, in 2013/2014 he worked at 10b Photography in Rome as project manager, co-curator and production assistant. In 2015, he moved to Iraq where he worked as the photo-editor of Metrography, the first Iraqi photo agency. During this time, he co-produced and curated the project Map of Displacement, a year-long investigation into the lives of displaced Iraqis.

His work has been exhibited and screened at festivals and venues worldwide and has appeared on TIME, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, BBC, RSI, Repubblica, Internazionale, Politiken, The British Journal of Photography and several other media outlets worldwide. He has also collaborated with several NGOs like Emergency, Save the Children, Minority Rights Group and the UNHCR.

Dario is currently living in Turin, where he teaches reportage at IED – European Institute of Design.

Andrea Braccaloni

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Andrea Braccaloni is one of the partners of Leftloft, the visual design studio founded in 1997 with offices in Milan and New York. Leftloft has developed in recent years an original approach to the project that crosses the areas of visual communication, completing each of the steps that go from strategy to the creation of artifacts. The projects for numerous clients (Triennale Design Museum, RCS-Corriere della Sera, Moleskine, Pirelli, Mondadori, FC Internazionale, New York Times, Castello di Rivoli, Endemol, Emergency, Contrasto, Regione Lombardia, Consorzio SanSiro ​​2000, Parsons school, The Type Directors Club) have regarded branding, typography, publishing, environments, multimedia in a multidisciplinary and multicultural perspective.
The meeting will retrace some experiences and projects of Leftloft.

Francesco Bruni

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He began his career in 1991 co-writing the film Condominio by Felice Farina. Since 1994 he has collaborated on the screenplays of the films of director Paolo Virzì (La bella vita, Ferie d’agosto, Ovosodo, Baci e abbracci, My Name Is Tanino, Caterina va in città, N (Io e Napoleone), Tutta la vita davanti, La prima cosa bella, Tutti i santi giorni e Il capitale umano and, from 1995 to 2003, also those of the films of director Mimmo Calopreste (La seconda volta, La parola amore esiste, Preferisco il rumore del mare, La felicità non costa niente).
He has also worked with Franco Bernini (subject and screenplay of the film Sotto la luna), David Riondino (Cuba libre – Velocipedi ai tropici), Francesca Comencini (Le parole di mio padre) and with the comedians Ficarra and Picone (Nati stanchi, Il 7 and 8, La matassa). He collaborated on the screenplays of Roberto Faenza’s The Viceroys, based on the novel of the same name by Federico De Roberto, and the film, released in 2008, Miracle at St. Anna, by Spike Lee. He also contributed to the subject of the feature film in four episodes 4-4-2 – Il gioco più bello del mondo, produced by Paolo Virzì
For television he adapted the short stories and novels by Andrea Camilleri for the Inspector Montalbano series and those by Carlo Lucarelli for the Il commissario De Luca series. He also wrote the TV film Il tunnel della libertà, directed by Enzo Monteleone.
As an actor he starred in a small part in the film La guerra degli Antò by Riccardo Milani (1999).
He teaches screenwriting at the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome.
In 2011 he made his directorial debut with Scialla! (Stai sereno) presented at the 2011 Venice Film Festival where it won the Controcampo Award for narrative feature films. For this film, which turned out to be the most awarded of 2011, he won the David di Donatello 2012 for Best New Director and the Silver Ribbon 2012 for Best New Director.
In September 2012 he was appointed president of the jury of the Perspectives Italy section of the 2012 edition of the Rome International Film Festival.
In March 2013 he was elected president of the 100 Authors, the main Italian association of authors in the audiovisual sector.

Mauro Bubbico

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He was born in Montescaglioso (Matera), where he has lived and worked since 1986 as a graphic designer. He graduated from the set design course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence where he worked as a free-lance graphic designer and illustrator at agencies and graphic studios. Later he collaborated in Matera with Mario Cresci. From 1999 to 2006 he was a director of Aiap.He was a lecturer in the Graphic Design Laboratory at the Faculty of Architecture of the Polytechnic of Bari and since 2007 he has been a lecturer at the Isia in Urbino, where he teaches Graphic planning in Master of Arts in Graphic Systems for Publishing and Typography at the Master in Illustration. He prefers design aimed at environmental and social education. Over the years, his interests, research on places and its inhabitants have led him to the definition of an effective and contemporary graphic language, suitable for narrating and enhancing them to favor their human, economic and cultural development.


Livia Cannella

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Architect specializing in installations focused on visual narration in public spaces. She has already made many works in the city of Rome, including a great visual narration at the Roman forum.

Ginette Caron

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Ginette Caron, who in the course of her career has held various very prestigious positions, including design director of Prada and Benetton Groups. In more than thirty years of activity she has developed its own multidisciplinary strategic approach by developing identity systems and projects related to branding, packaging, publishing, exhibit design and graphics for architecture. Today she manages her “Ginette Caron communication design” studio in Milan. Its portfolio includes clients such as Barilla, Bulgari, Fedrigoni, Ferragamo, Grand Théâtre de Provence, Knoll, Moleskine, Swatch and TV5.

Leonardo Carrano

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After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, he began his career as a painter and graphic designer and obtained his first prestigious recognition in 1980 with the Lubian prize, awarded by Renato Guttuso. Since 1992 he has been involved in experimental animation cinema; his works arethe result of the combination of different techniques and languages. They are all experimental and halfway between abstract and referential and are soon noticed by critics and selected in important festivals in Italy and abroad (Venice, Rome, Locarno, Montreal, Paris, Zagreb, Casablanca, Shanghai, Beijing, Milan, Naples, Palermo). His animations have been aired multiple times by Blob. In 1994 he created the virtual sets of the L’angelo program for Fininvest. In his creations Carrano made use of the collaboration of composers such as Sylvano Bussotti, Giorgio Bastianelli, Ennio and Andrea Morricone. At the opening of the program, the works of the masters of animation Giulio Gianini and Emanuele Luzzati will be presented, which will be commented by Carrano himself in an ideal bridge between past and present.

Piergiorgio Casotti - Visiting Professor

Piergiorgio Casotti

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Born in 1972 and graduated with a degree in Economics, I’ve always been attracted to the dynamics of human beings; Since I first discovered photography, I’ve seen it as a mean that allows me to explore both the world and myself at the same time. It’s been an indissoluble link ever since. What I photograph always has something to do with me; it’s about knowing my intimacy, facing my fears by experiencing other worlds and lives. I use the same empathetic method with my life and photographs: tearing up the concept of “beautiful” or “ugly” and looking for images “to be experienced”, not just “looked at”. I try to create complex projects in order to express the complexity of the world and life: images and texts, videos and music; I try to break old patterns and move borders further; I’d like to tell stories, states of mind and experiences that have little to do with aesthetic standards; I’d like to tell stories of lives that, even through the language of photography, scratch the surface of things digging for what the eye cannot meet.

Gaetano Castelli

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Gaetano Castelli, together with his team of experts, is internationally known for his ability to quickly conceive design in the fields of television, theater and film sets, interior spaces, art exhibitions and installations that meet the needs of a market that is global and in constant evolution. Castelli began his career in 1964 with RAI-TV and is considered the leader in Italy as a ‘set designer’ and an innovator in the use of lighting. In addition to a variety shows, he has worked in every conceivable genre of programming: news, talk shows, comedies and fiction, and with the biggest names in international entertainment, including Luciano Pavarotti, Roberto Benigni, Sofia Loren, Tina Turner, Duran Duran , and Liza Minelli. He has also distinguished himself in the field of cabaret design and is currently the art director of Moulin Rouge in Paris. After more than thirty years of teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, in 2004 he was appointed Director by the Minister of Education “for clear fame”. Gaetano Castelli is the recipient of important international awards for his design, including the prestigious Gold and Silver Rose Awards at the International Television Festival Award in Montreux, Switzerland. Currently he holds conferences and debates on set design in the most important countries of the world (China, Iran, England, Albania), putting his experience and his art at the service of all.

Anusc Castiglioni

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Anusc Castiglioni, after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan in scenography, deals with the poetic staging of space and shadow theater with the aim of helping those who observe, live, cross it to make a creative experience in the first person that puts him in touch with something of himself. In thirty years of work in collaboration with theater companies, festivals and museums has created spaces that are manifested through light and shadow.

Enzo Catellani

Ottavio Celestino

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Born in Rome in 1958, he began his photography career in the field of reportage. Over the years he has ranged from communication to art, collaborating with major Italian advertising agencies, being responsible for national and international campaigns. Many of his works are now present in the collections of Italian museums and foundations.


Katja Centomo

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Katja Centomo has been a transmedia storyteller in charge of the Red Whale publishing studio for twenty years. She works in the comics, cartoons and children’s fiction industry, offering her artistic and editorial direction skills to companies such as Disney, Mondadori, Rizzoli, Piemme, DeAgostini, Lux Vide and Rainbow, for international properties such as Geronimo Stilton and Winx Club. She is a lyricist for children’s musicals and after the creation of Monster Allergy, (a comic and cartoon series distribute throughout the world), she has worked on several comic book series, the last of which is the upcoming “7 Crimini” which she scripted and directed. As a writer she has written numerous novels, five for Einaudi Ragazzi with whom she has just published, “la Fune d’acciaio”. Thanks to the experience acquired in the management of characters, today she is the Intellectual Properties Manager for the video game producer Ignition Publishing. In partnership with Sciarretta law firm, she has created the assistance service for cartoonists “Authors and Law”.


Vincenzo Cerami

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He lived for a long time between Italy and the United States.
Among his narrative works, the novels “Un borghese piccolo piccolo” (1976, from which Mario Monicelli drew the film of the same name with Alberto Sordi), “Amorosa presenza” (1978), “Tutti cattivi” (1981), “Ragazzo di vetro “(1983), La lepre (1988),” Fantasmi “(2001),” L’incontro “(Mondadori, 2006),” Vite bugiarde. Romanzo d’appendice “(Mondadori, 2007) and the volumes of short stories” L’ipocrita “(1991) and” La gente “(1993). In 1997  “Fattacci”, narrative variations on the violence of the news.
In 1981 he published the novel in verse “Addio Lenin” in the Garzanti poetry series. His debut in the Mondador series “Lo Specchio” is the collection of poems “Alla luce del sole”.
In 2013 the latest publication: “Alla luce del sole”, poems published by Mondadori.
He was also the author of poems and texts for theater.
As a screenwriter he has written, among others, for Sergio Citti, Marco Bellocchio, Gianni Amelio and Roberto Benigni.
He has collaborated with various newspapers and has held creative writing courses in Italy and abroad.
Finally he has made numerous theatrical performances of which he was the protagonist.

Antonia Ciampi

Alessandra Cristiani

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Alessandra Cristiani, performer, expert in body languages. The motive of her journey has always been the possibility of investigating and perceiving the subtle nature of the body phenomenon. In this sense, she preferred an unusual training for the acquisition of skills and sensitivities related to movement.


Pietro D’Agostino

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Pietro D’Agostino is an artist, photographer, author who has always been attracted by the study of the relationship between light and sound: to satisfy his curiosity about light.

Nazario Dal Poz

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Born in 1953, Nazario Dal Poz is a photographer and photography teacher. At 20 he joined the editorial team of Noi Donne and became passionate about the subject. He has collaborated with various magazines, including the weekly L’Espresso. Since 2002 he has taught History of Photojournalism and Editing at the Roman School of Photography.


Valerio de Berardinis

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Born in 1957 in Rome, he is a photographer and director of commercials and music videos. He collaborates with several international advertising agencies and his photographs have appeared in magazines and billboard campaigns. In 1984 he founded Box 4, a factory dedicated to the production of photos, films, special effects, music and comics.


Maurizio De Bonis


Giorgio de Finis

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Born in 1966, he is an anthropologist, journalist, filmmaker and photographer, as well as the author of books and scientific contributions. Between 2011 and 2012 he created the MAAM, Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove di Metropoliz_città meticcia, a space in via Prenestina dedicated to creativity and shared art.

Luca de Gennaro

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Nasce a Torino, dove vive fino a 13 anni. Nel 1976 comincia l’attività di conduttore radiofonico a Radio Città (Genova) e successivamente a Radio Genova International. Nel 1978 è tra i fondatori della prima emittente “rock” della Liguria, Radio Blue 44. Nel 1979 si trasferisce a Roma dove lavora per il circuito radiofonico Radio Luna. Nel 1980 passa a Radio Antenna Musica (RAM 102) e nel 1981 comincia a condurre programmi per Radio Rai: “Master” (in coppia con Serena Dandini), “Rock Village” (primo programma a trasmettere le cassette “demo” dei nuovi artisti italiani indipendenti) e “Stereocity”. Alla fine degli anni ’80 produce e conduce programmi radiofonici in onda sulla emittente inglese BBC Radio 5 e sulla radio giapponese J-Wave. Dal 1991 conduce su Radio Rai i programmi musicali “Planet Rock” (in coppia con Gennaro Iannuccilli) e “Weekendance”. Trasferitosi a Milano nel 1996, continua la collaborazione con Radio Rai dalla sede di Corso Sempione con la rubrica settimanale “Alta Fedeltà” e dal 1999 con una nuova edizione di “Weekendance”, programma dedicato alla scena della musica dance elettronica (in coppia con Fabio De Luca). Dopo alcuni anni lontano dai microfoni, dal 2007 avvia la collaborazione con Radio Capital, dove conduce il programma serale “Whatever” e la rubrica settimanale “Capital Singles Club” e dal 2014 “Black Or White” in coppia con Massimo Oldani. Dal febbraio del 1996 si trasferisce da Roma a Milano chiamato dalla neonata MTV (Italia) dove, a capo del dipartimento “Talent & Music”, sovrintende alla strategia musicale del canale, cura le relazioni con artisti e case discografiche, è responsabile del booking di ospiti musicali di programmi quali Sonic, Supersonic, Hot, Select, TRL, e del cast artistico di tutti gli eventi di musica dal vivo: MTV Day, Brand New Tour, Coca Cola Live At MTV, MTV Days, The Summer Song, Trl Awards, Hip Hop Awards, Mtv Awards, MTV Digital Days ed altri. Nel 2005 è autore della edizione italiana del format statunitense “Storytellers”, primo programma “multipiattaforma” di MTV, in onda in diretta streaming online e successivamente sul canale tv, da cui verranno tratti diversi CD, DVD, e un libro. Nel 2008 fa parte del team che lancia il nuovo canale di MTV in Grecia. Nello stesso anno gli viene affidata la responsabilità del settore musicale dei canali di MTV per l’area Sud Europa (Francia, Spagna, Portogallo, Italia, Grecia) e successivamente anche per Medio Oriente ed Africa, e diventa membro dell’International Music Council (IMC).


Paolo Del Brocco

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Paolo Del Brocco is manager, journalist and adjunct professor in several universities. He is currently CEO of Rai Cinema. He’s board member of “The National Cinema Museum of Turin” and board member of Football Club “U.S. Lecce”. He’s also a member of “Giunta Anica” (national association of film industry) and a member of EFA (European Film Academy). In 2017 he was a member of the jury at the “Tiantian award – Beijing film festival” and in 2018 he was the president of the jury at Moscow International Film Festival. Paolo Del Brocco has been included in Variety500 since 2017, an index of the 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global media industry. Under his guidance, during the last 10 years, Rai Cinema has co-produced more than 650 Italian movies and more than 435 Italian documentaries, becoming the most important Italian production company and, with the 01 distribution unit, released a slew of Italian hits, becoming the top Italian distributor with 13% of market share on average. Most prestigious awards: Caesar Must Die (Golden Bear, Berlinale, 2012), Reality (Grand Prix, Cannes 2012),Sacro GRA (Golden Lion, Venice, 2013), The Wonders (Grand Prix, Cannes, 2014), The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (Best comedy EFA, 2014), The Art of Happiness (Best animation movie EFA,2014), Fire at Sea (Golden Bear, Berlinale, 2016, Best Documentary at EFA and Oscar Nomination as best documentary 2016), Dogman (Best actor, Cannes, 2018 and Best Actor at EFA), Happy as Lazzaro (Prix du scenario, Cannes, 2018), An Officer and a Spy (Grand Jury Prize, Venice, 2019) Bad Tales (Silver Bear for Best Script, Berlinale, 2020), Hidden Away (Silver Bear for Best Actor). Among other awards: 5 Coppe Volpi (Venice), 19 Donatello’s David in 2019 and 20 Donatello’s David in 2020 (Best Film, Best Director, Best Producer are included).


Angela Di Biaso

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Since 2011 she has been the commercial manager of Messaggerie Libri, a company leader in Italy in book distribution. She attended high school in classical languages and mathematics at University to understand the reality through the words of literature and philosophy, but with also the rigor of mathematical theories. Immediately after graduating, she entered the marketing department of De Agostini Libri, where she learned the basics of the income statement and the analysis of the publishing market, then she moved to the sales department. In 2002 she joined Mondadori, first as the sales manager of Mondadori Informatica Libri and later managing the “Oscar Mondadori” sales network. At the end of 2009 She took over the management of the commercial department at RCS Libri, not only in charge of the sales networks, but also leading the distribution department, and oversaw the implementation of a new business data system. Finally, in the spring of 2011, she arrived in Messaggerie Libri, which was an opportunity to observe the market in its entirety and to collaborate with a lot of publishers, favoring their development through the consolidation of the services provided and the implementation of new opportunities.

Bruno Di Marino

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Historian of the moving image, since 1989 he has been dealing in particular with audiovisual experimentation. He currently teaches Theory and Method of Mass Media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Frosinone. Among the volumes written or edited by him there are: Animania – 100 anni di esperimenti nel cinema d’animazione (Il Castoro, 1998); L’ultimo fotogramma. I finali del cinema (Editori Riuniti, 2001); Interferenze dello sguardo. La sperimentazione audiovisiva tra analogico e digitale (Bulzoni, 2002); Studio Azzurro – Tracce, sguardi e altri pensieri (Feltrinelli, 2007); Pose in movimento. Fotografia e cinema (Bollati Boringhieri, 2009); Film Oggetto Design – La messa in scena delle cose (PostmediaBooks, 2011); Hard Media – La pornografia nelle arti visive, nel cinema e nel web (Johan and Levi, 2013).. His essays have been published in France, Belgium, Portugal, Germany, Russia, Japan, China and Hungary.

John Duncan

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John Duncan is a cross-media artist, considered one of the greatest interpreters of artistic experimentation in recent decades.


Riccardo Falcinelli

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He was born in Rome in 1973. He deals with editorial graphics and teaches psychology of perception at ISIA in Rome. He studied at the “central saint martins school of art and design” in London and Italian literature at the University “La Sapienza”. Together with Marta Poggi, he is the author of the graphic novels grafogrifo (Einaudi), cardiaferrania e l’allegra fattoria (minimum fax). In 2011 he published guardare, pensare, progettare (stampa alternativa) on the problems of design from a scientific perspective. He directs the progetto grafico magazine together with Silvia Sfligiotti. His latest book is critica portatile al visual design (Einaudi).


Louise Fili

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Louise Fili is a designer whose work is part of important collections, such as the Library of Congress in Washington, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York and the Bibliothèque National in Paris. In 1989 she founded her studio Louise Fili Ltd, which was the creative center of many projects including food-package, book design and communication for restaurants.

Davide Fornari

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He is a Professor, PhD., Associate professor at the ECAL University of Art and Design in Lausanne and co-editor of the AIAP magazine “Graphic Design”. He dedicated part of his studies to the project “Re-programmed art: an open manifesto”, which aims to involve a group of digital artists in the process of reprogramming the works of Gruppo T, an Italian collective of artists that promoted the introduction of technology and an algorithmic approach in the artistic production process.

Francesco Franchi

Floriana Frassetto

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Floriana Frassetto, founder of the Swiss Company of Mummenschanz, has been famous for over 40 years for her imaginative and original use of poor and waste materials and for her very personal silent language of shapes and colors.


Simone Gattoni

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Gattoni’s film vocation was born from the casual study of the history of cinema at high school in Piacenza. He then graduated in production from the University of London. Back in Italy, Gattoni enters an annual workshop that Bellocchio holds every year and, at the age of 24, begins to produce short films of his Master, one of which is the basis of the film “Blood of my blood”, which involves vampires and nuns. Since then (Bellocchio and Gattoni) have become partners of Kavac Film in Rome and, in addition to making two subsequent feature films by Bellocchio (“Fai bei sogni” and “Traditore”, selected to represent Italy at the Academy Awards ), are realizing projects of other authors, including Gianni Amelio.

Vicki Goldberg

Uros Gorgone

Gaetano Grizzanti

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Brand advisor and identity consultant, one of the leading experts in the sector, today he is the reference point for the culture of branding in Italy. In 1986, in Milan, he founded Univisual, a company specializing in brand strategy and the development of identity systems.
He is an expert of the Court of Milan in the trademark category (CTU and CTP) and member of the Board of Directors of Aiap (Italian association of visual communication design) in the three-year period 2009-2012.
Mentioned by various newspapers (Corriere della Sera, Italia Oggi, Mark Up, Azienda Banca, GDO Week, Pubblicità Italia, Capital, Vanity Fair …) and registered with the Order of Journalists, he writes articles in the management magazine of Sole 24 Ore (L ‘Impresa) and curates the only brand identity column in our country (Mediaforum magazine).
Since 1986 he has been a freelance professional and, since 1988 he has combined  his professional activity with academic activity: he has taught and held seminars in various Universities (Communication Sciences – Milano Bicocca, Politecnico di Milano, International College of Arts and Science, Luiss Guido Carli di Roma, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Istituto Marangoni, Accademia SantaGiulia di Brescia, Università di Teramo …) and intervenes as a speaker in various conferences (World Business Forum, Marketing Forum, Global Summit Markting and Digital, IF! Italians Festival, Forum della Comunicazione di Roma, Settimana della Comunicazione di Milano, Popai Congress …) with conferences on the theme of brand and business identity.
In 2007, on the basis of a government program, Grizzanti was commissioned – as a speaker – to conduct a course in Taipei for the development of Taiwanese companies and, in 2008, he organized the first public seminar on Brand Identity in Italy.


Steven Heller

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Heller is one of the most influential American graphic designers, for years creative director of the New York Times and today co-director, together with Lita Talarico, of MFA Designers and co-founder of the Department of Design Criticism at the School of Visual Arts in New York.


Fabio Massimo Iaquone

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Director, Video Artist, Experimental Filmmaker. He has been operating in the international art scene from the 1980s to the present. Among the pioneers of intermedia and the application of video art in  theater, he has experimented with innovative forms of expression ​​and techniques associated with the electronic image.

Gianni Iorio


Akira Kasai

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Kasai is Japanese, born in 1943. Today Kasai is considered one of the pioneers of contemporary dance at an international level and is the founder and director of the homonymous contemporary dance company.

Francis Kéré

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Diébédo Francis Kéré is an architect originally from Burkina Faso, born in 1965. Today he is considered one of the most influential architects in the world. His story begins long ago. He is the son of a village chief from Gando, an agglomeration of a few houses in Burkina Faso. His family, supported by the others, allowed him to go to study in Germany to become an architect. His commitment and genius did the rest: after studying at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technische Universität in Berlin, he committed to his community and built many structures in Burkina Faso, all of great social utility, designed and built with respect for the environment and enhancing local human and material resources. He gave back what he had received. His journey is a compelling tale of solidarity and altruism. But above all, it is the living testimony of a model of society based on a collective project. Kéré today is considered the symbol of a new architecture, inspired by ethics and solidarity criteria. His theories are going around the world and in June 2017 he inaugurated a prestigious creation: the Pavilion of the Serpentine Gallery in London. And he did it a few days after his extraordinary participation in RUFA Contest 2017.

Joyce Kozloff


Pia Lanciotti

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She is a student of Giorgio Strehler’s School of Theater. She studied in international workshops directed by Declan Donnellan, Bruce Meyers and Jan Simmons, which made her suitable to participate in plays such as: “Pentisilea-Kleist”, “Il Gabbiano”, “Arlecchino – Servitore di due padroni”, “Tre sorelle”, “Il principe travestito”, “L’avaro”, “La tempesta”, “Amleto”, “Faust – Frammenti”, “Sonata d’autunno”, “Atti di guerra”, “Edeyen”, “Peccato fosse puttana”, “Riccardo III”, “Il ventaglio”, “Inventato di sana pianta” e “Tropico dei sensi”. Regarding television, she works in the fiction Virginia – La monaca di Monza by Alberto Sironi with Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Delia Boccardo, Toni Bertorelli, Stefano Dionisi and Cristiana Capotondi. Subsequently, she is seen in: Il commissario Montalbano (2008), Crimini (2009) and the sitcom for children Fiore and Tinelli. She also participates in programs such as the religious “Frontiere dello Spirito” and “Solletico”. Regarding cinema, she starred in the film Gli Arcangeli by Simone Scafidi with Franco Branciaroli and Francesca Inaudi, followed by L’estate di inverno (2008).

Livia Regali

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She graduates as Cultural Heritage curator and Historian of Art with a degree thesis in History of Photography.
In 2008 she joins Contrasto Photoagency, gaining more than 10 years of professional experience in the fields of communication, photography and cultural promotion as:
Photoeditor: Photographers coordinator, photoediting, corporate/advertising photographic portfolio, photographic archive.
Art Director: Multimedia editor, Visual storytelling, Videoediting, Motion graphics.
International desk: Assignments and relationship with foreign agencies and clients.
Social Media Manager: Facebook – Instagram
As video editor and art director she realizes several multimedial videos on long-term photojournalistic projects, short films, documentaries, collaborating with academic Institutions and international authors.


Gabriele Mainetti

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Gabriele Mainetti entered the world of cinema by graduating in History and Criticism of Cinema at Roma Tre and initially made his debut as an actor (Il cielo in una stanza, Another year and then I grow up). He then tried his hand at directing, becoming one of the most promising young Italian filmmakers. He has shot many shorts, among which the most famous are “Basette” (with Valerio Mastandrea, Marco Giallini, Daniele Liotti and Luisa Ranieri) which landed at the Locarno Film Festival and also won the best short film award at the Short Film Festival La 25esima ora , and “Tiger Boy”, winner of the Nastro d’Argento 2013 as best short film and finalist at the David di Donatello.

“Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot” is his first experiment in feature film directing.

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Paola Manfroni

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Paola Manfroni is a founding partner of Marimo | Brandlife designers, advertising agency founded in Rome in 2007.
Marimo was born from a group of creatives and accounts from the common experience in McCann Erickson – the agency that in those years managed Coca Cola, L’Oréal, Vodafone, – and where they learned the Anglo-Saxon culture of brand communication , working with international clients such as General Motors, Unilever, Esso, Mastercard. That lesson is crossed with a typically Italian inspiration generated by the campaigns for Rai canon, That’s Amore and Sofficini Findus.
In Marimo, Paola Manfroni contributes to creating a new formula, an ability to communicate “above the line” with every traditional and non-traditional media tool, and with every piece of “below the line”. Thus European campaign for Bertolli was born, the communication of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, the launch of the Barilla restaurant in New York, the repositioning of Grancereale, campaigns for television channels such as Fox and Rai.
Paola has been the vice president of the Italian Art Directors Club for the last three years, helping to reorient its objectives with the dissemination of the ethical manifesto and opening to design and new creative professions.

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Angelo Mastrandrea

Antonello Matarazzo

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He worked as costume designer and assistant director at the Bellini Theater in Catania. Since 1990 he has been engaged in research in the field of visual arts. His work is part of the most recent trend (“Medialism”) understood as the integration of various media (photography, painting, video etc.). Since 2000, the date of his debut short film, The Fable (18th Bellaria Film Festival) – produced by Fuori Orario (Raitre) – his videos have been welcomed by numerous Italian and international film festivals (Venice Film Festival, Cinéma Festival Méditerranéen Montpellier, Turin Film Festival, Festival du Film sur l’Art de Montréal, Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, InVideo, Festival del Cinema Locarno etc.) some of which such as the International Exhibition of New Cinema in Pesaro, the Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires and the Signes de Nuit Festival in Paris have proposed his retrospectives.
He also produces artistic music videos and documentaries. In 2009 Latta e Cafè (4th International Film Festival of Rome), produced for Filmauro by Luigi and Aurelio De Laurentiis, was recognized culturally  interesting by the Cinema Direction of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities.
The core of his research is based on the equivocity between still image and movement, often giving micro-movements to photographic images through morphing and warping techniques, but the trait d’union between painting, video and video-installations is constituted by the marked inclination in  exploring introspective and anthropological aspects. This characteristic of his work means that in many universities, including Brera, Rome 1, Chieti, Genoa, Salerno, Pisa and Cambridge, his works are shown in seminars and workshops for educational purposes. A. M.’s work was presented in the 53rd and 54th edition of the Venice Biennale.

Sergio Menichelli

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He studied graphic design at Istituto dʼArte in Monza, at  ISIA in Urbino and at Atelier AG Fronzoni and photography at Riccardo Bauer school in Milan.
He works in several design studios, including: Ettore Sottsass, Domus Academy Research Center, Studio DeLucchi. In 1996, with Barbara Forni, he founded FM milano studio.
FM milano studio works for Italian and international clients such as:
Electrolux, Oxford Metrica, Zaragoza Help, Switzerland Tourism, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ermenegildo Zegna, Brioni, Gianfranco Ferré, Marni, Triennale di Milano,
B-Ticino, Municipality of Milan, Lombardy Region, Municipality of Rome, B & BItalia, Boffi, Benetton Group.
From 1999 to 2002 he was editor of Lettera, Abitare’s graphic design magazine.
From 2001 to 2006 he taught at the Milan Polytechnic.
Since 2007 he has been teaching at the IUAV in Venice at its headquarters in the Republic of San Marino.
Since 2008 he has been teaching at ISIA in Urbino. Since 2000 he has been a member of AIAP (Italian association for visual communication).

Valerio Muscella


Nandini Nambiar

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Graduated from the National School of Cinema – CSC in the Animation Department in Turin. She has worked in Milan, Paris and Amsterdam in commercials, automotive and animated TV series dealing mainly with lighting, look development and compositing. In 2013, he moved to Montreal, Canada, to work on lighting and look development on hero characters in visual effects films. Some of the titles she has worked on are: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead men tell no tales”, the show “His Dark Materials”, “Flora and Ulysses” and most recently “The midnight sky”, nominated for an Oscar for visual effects. She currently works as a senior look development artist at Framestore.



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Nemo’s started drawing as a child. Since then he has continued to express himself in this way. In 2002 he began to paint on the walls between abandoned places and abandoned factories. He adopted the name of the protagonist of the book “Little Nemo in Slumberland” by cartoonist Winsor McCay. He was fascinated and inspired by anatomy – biology books and comic books at home, science fiction films and dystopian cyberpunk tales of the early eighties. His interest in the human being as a “social animal” has accompanied him from the beginning, leading him to define a prototype of hominid that could describe the contradictions of his time: “Naked and lacking any sign of civilization, the human being shows himself for what he really is. A defenseless creature at the mercy of nature and of himself without hierarchical structures, whose only goal is to Survive “.Between wonder and disgust, Nemo’s describes the human being and contemporary society in this way, trying to express what surrounds him. Nemo’s has painted in many countries around the world (Latin America, the United States, India, Africa and Europe). He often works through projects with marginalized communities, in suburbs and in prison. He continues to draw in abandoned places and where he happens to be. In 2016 and 2017 he published two books with the Italian publishing house Logos. The first is a collection of drawings, the second deals with the theme of water in the world.

Silvia Nicolais

Silvia Nicolais

Gianfranco Notargiacomo

Antonello Nusca


Giacinto Occhionero


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Otolab is a collective made up of creative professionals, committed to producing live media, audio and audiovisual projects, installations and seminars.


Paolo Palermo

Corrado Parigi

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Corrado Parigi is the managing director of the distribution company 30 Holding.

Luca Peralta

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Luca Peralta is an engineer and architect that graduated with honors in Civil Construction Engineering from the University of Cagliari and was awarded a scholarship to study Architecture and Urban Planning at the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland, at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and at the DRL Design Research Laboratory of the ‘Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, where in 2000 he obtained the title MArchAA Master of Architecture and Urbanism.
He is a member of the Cagliari Order of Engineers and the London ARB Architects Registration Board.
He has collaborated and collaborates with important international design studios and important clients, among which Zaha Hadid Architects for the design of the Maxxi Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome and the Betile Museum in Cagliari, with Massimiliano Fuksas Architect, with Norman Foster and Partners in London, with Kohn Petterson and Fox in London, with Giorgio Armani Retails in Milan, Prada Retails in Arezzo and others.
Since 2003 he has directed “Luca Peralta Studio design & consulting” based in Rome, a studio specialized in the design of fashion stores, complex public and private buildings, urban design and landscape architecture, focusing on experimentation, research and the application of eco-sustainable technologies.

He has won numerous design competitions and combines his professional activity with teaching and has taught the Urban Design course for students of Penn State University, Department of Landscape Architecture for 8 years.

Gaetano Pesce

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He studied architecture at IUAV in Venice where personalities such as Carlo Scarpa and Ernesto Nathan Rogers taught. He then attended the Institute of Industrial Design in Venice. In 1959 he joined N Group, which was born in Padua: 9 other artists participated with him including Alberto Biasi, Ennio Chiggio and Milena Vettore, that he met a few years earlier at the Venetian design institute. The group broke up in 1964. In 1972 he took part in the exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York: “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape”. Since 1983 he has lived and worked in New York; in this city he founded Fish Design company. In 1996 a retrospective was dedicated to him at the Center Georges Pompidou, but his works are exhibited in other great museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Pesce is one of the greatest representatives of Italian design, in particular of radical design.

Daniela Piscitelli

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She is an architect and graphic designer that deals with the history and criticism of visual communication design.
From 2009 to the present she has been the President of Aiap, the Italian association of visual communication design. She has collaborated with national and international magazines and publishing houses such as: Op.Cit, Il Verri, Linea Grafica, Progetto Grafica, Experimenta, Hiatus -Valencia San serif, paying particular attention to relationships, linguistic changes and to the historical perspective of Western scenarios – America and Italy – in relation to emerging contexts, in particular Asia and China.
Alongside her research work, she has been teaching and participating intensly in international seminars and conferences. She is the creator, organizational manager, and scientific curator of the International Graphic Design Weeks, now in their fifth edition, and of the first “Women in Design Awards”, a biennial international award.

She is also the curator of many shows and exhibitions including:

– “Medical and scientific communication in Italy- ’60-‘70″. In: Design Per. International Graphic design Week, Treviso, edition n. 4.;
– “Foto-grafiche optical. Una retrospettiva su Enzo Ragazzini” In: Design Per. International Graphic design Week, Treviso, edition n. 4.
– “Erberto Carboni e Barilla, Retrospettiva del grande maestro e del piano di rilancio e riposizionamento della Barilla”. In: Design Per. International Graphic design Week, Bologna, edition n. 2

She is currently a researcher at Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, and an adjunct professor at La Sapienza University in Rome, where she is the curator of numerous lectures and workshops. She is also a jury member in international competitions.

Massimo Pitis

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He is a milanese designer, one of the leading creatives on the contemporary scene, already involved in important communication projects for major clients such as the Architecture Biennale, the Milan Triennale, Wired, Wallpaper, Migliore + Servetto, Il Sole 24Ore, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Bulgari.

Francesco Poroli

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Francesco Poroli is one of the best known illustrators in Italy and abroad for his creations.

Roberto Pugliese

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Roberto Pugliese. “My research draws energy mainly from two artistic currents, that of sound art and that of kinetic and programmed art. Using mechanical equipment piloted by software that interact with each other, with the environment that surrounds them and with the user, I intend to examine new aspects of the phenomena related to sound, analyse the processes that the human psyche uses to distinguish natural and artificial structures (both acoustic and visual), the relationship between man and technology and the relationship between art and technology, giving an important role to the visual aspect. Sound therefore becomes both an object of research and a means of acoustic and visual expression, vital energy that animates the inanimate, a guide for analyzing and stimulating the psyche and human perception. The idea of ​​creating an active relationship between work of art and viewer pushes me to create dimensions in which sound moves, creating different sound perspectives for the listener. Art comes out of a two-dimensional reality to give life to real sound and or visual settings. In this way the user is totally immersed in perceptive worlds that accompany him in the sensory experience. ”



Marco Raparelli

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Marco Raparelli (Rome, 1975, lives and works in Rome) is one of the few artists in Italy who has dealt with comic book-based drawing, finding his own personal style. His drawings, paintings and animations are made with an apparently uncertain line that makes the subjects more real and concrete in a world where everyone can be anyone, even if just for a few seconds. His characters stand out with all their happiness “of being there” on the canvas or on a white background. The landscape such as the beach, the corner of a street, a restaurant, the living room is defined by a few strokes. Among these we can mention “Pina” or her boyfriend, who return in various works as examples of a philosophy that is very similar to that expressed by Bruno Munari in his “Pensare confonde le idee”, a significant title for all of Marco Raparelli’s work.

The world that emerges from his works is a world without a “background color”, sometimes more melancholy, sometimes more cynical, sometimes more dreamy; but this depends only on the viewer’s gaze, on his way of dwelling more or less on the idea of time that passes too quickly or of a new future that comes too slowly.

Among the many exhibitions in which he participated there are: 2013 “Cosa Succede” A line describing a surface, Museion, Bolzano, curated by Frida Carazzato, 2012“Re-Generation”, Macro, Rome , curated by Ilaria Gianni e Maria Licata, “Vorrei essere soltanto amato”, MAGA, Gallarate (MI), curated by Gabi Scardi – “When In Rome”, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, LaXart, Los Angeles – “TV/ART/TV”, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, curated by Valentina Valentini – “Mutiny seemed a probability”, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome curated by Adrienne Drake – “Flow”, Kunstraum Kreuzberg in Bethanien, Berlin, curated by Bjorn Hegardt – “Luoghi per eroi”, Via Nuova arte contemporanea, Florence curated by Lorenzo Bruni – “Screening”, Haunch of Venison Londra – “A,B,C,D,M,N,Z”, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Venezia a cura di Chiara Agnello – “One of these things is not like the other things”, Galleria unosunove Rome curated by Raimundas Malasauskas – “Sarah’s Journey” Section of the 7th Bulgarian Biennal of Contemporary Art in Varna, Bulgaria curated by Lorenzo Bruni. His personal ones: “Welcome to the Rest of your Life”, Galleria Umberto di Marino, Naples (2013) “Everything will be wonderfoul someday”, Santa Reparata, Florence, curated by Lorenzo Bruni, Il Futuro non è più quello di una volta, Galleria Umberto di Marino, Naples (2009). His book As a drop of water on a k-way was published by fine arts unternehmen books. In 2009 he published his new book “The economy of the leisur class” for the Purple Press publishing house in Rome. His new book Permafrost, 2012, is published by Cura Books.

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Ottaviano M. Razetto

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Ottaviano Maria Razetto was born in Parma (Italy). In 2004 he graduated in Architecture with the highest possible marks at the University of Parma. In recent years he has had the opportunity to personally get to know some of the great personalities of international architecture, and to establish friendships with some of them. Among them: Carlo Aymonino, Oriol Bohigas, Mario Botta, Guido Canella, Peter Eisenmann, Vittorio Gregotti. Herman Hertzberger, Aimaro Isola, Arata Isozaki, Carlo Lazzarini, Rafael Moneo, Carl Pickering, Paolo Portoghesi, Osvald Mathias Ungers. Between 2000 and 2006, he took numerous research and work trips to the United States and Europe. In 2005 he enrolled in the Professional Register of Architects, Landscape Architects and Planners of Parma. Since 2008 he has been enrolled in the Professional Register of Architects of the Czech Republic. As a scholar of Czech architecture of the beginning of the century, he has developed numerous researches and exhibitions on the subject (exhibition “La secessione a Praga tra Art Nouveau e Cubismo” Parma – 1998, pubblicazione “Realismo socialista cecoslovacchia: 1948-1989” Praha – 2009). The professional assignments regarded the restoration of the historical-architectural ensembles, new building interventions and interior design. Dry and elegant, Razetto’s language is proposed through an architecture that he himself likes to define “the richness of minimalism”. His creations avoid the nihilism proposed by a lot of contemporary architecture, to outline shapes and surfaces that translate into a landscape to be explored, a story to be listened to.

Michele Rech (Zerocalcare)

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Michele Rech, known as Zerocalcare, is an Italian cartoonist. He created his first works just after high school, creating a comic book story of the G8 days in Genoa in 2001. He has collaborated with the newspaper «Liberazione» and with the magazines «Carta», «Repubblica XL» and «Internazionale». His first comic book was published in 2011, La profezia dell’armadillo, published first by Edizioni Graficart and then by Bao Publishing which will continue to publish the following books, such as Un polpo alla gola (2012), Ogni maledetto lunedì su due (2013), Dodici (2013), Dimentica il mio nome (2014), L’elenco telefonico degli accolli (2015), Kobane calling (2016).

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Marica Rossetti

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Marica Rossetti has been working as an expert in the Photography department of Minerva Auctions (formerly Bloomsbury Auctions) since 2009, taking care of sales and proposing international works to collectors and enthusiasts with particular attention to the main authors of Italian photography.

Filippo M. Rotondi

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AIRA studio. Illusion, trompe l’oeil and 3d animation are the basis on which Aira’s imaginary rests. From an early age Filippo M. Rotondi constantly scribbled on sheets and surfaces. As a teenager he continued doing so in subway tunnels and in the stations of his city. His artistic studies introduced him to classical disciplines and methods. This is why in his work he combines the recovery of tradition with technological research; all of this still allows him to pass natuarally from a typographic study project on strictly freehand blackboards such as “The Gentless” (in collaboration with LAU) to the development of a set up of creatures and their animation in a 3D universe that is physically consistent. He finds his inspiration in nature and mathematics hidden in its forms; the harmony revealed by the calculation is more important than any plug-in. For him technique is only a spontaneous extension of thought and expressiveness, not an instrument that is an end in itself. The VJ activity of the last few years smoothly culminates in the design and implementation of mapping, a result that is greater than the sum of the skills that compose it: architecture, design, vjing, direction, motion graphics, and 3D. He defines himself as proactive, positive, and capable of generating enthusiasm in all of the situations in which he is involved.


Stefan Sagmeister

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He is Austrian, born in 1962, brilliant and eclectic. His performances are in great demand. He started as a columnist and then very soon became one of the most smart professionals in visual communication, a true artist. Sagmeister now lives and works in New York, where he founded the Sagmeister & Walsh studio.

His prominence began in the nineties when, after studying graphic design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and having specialized through a Master’s degree at the Pratt Institute in New York, he was hired at the age of 29 in the Leo Burnett agency in di Hong Kong and in 1993 he flew to New York and went to work for six months at Tibor Kalman’s. They were all fundamental experiences to get to know the “tools of the job” and to start working on his own.

And so in 1994 he opened Sagmeister Inc. and began to combine a series of projects that have made him over time one of the protagonists of contemporary creative communication, thanks to his inspiration, his intuitions, his irreverent, commercial and ironic language, combined with a strong artistic sensitivity.

His productions are characterized from the beginning by the ability to touch through design the heart of the observer, to be able to excite, to surprise, to suggest. A research that led him to be considered not only a skilled entrepreneur of the “sign”, but also, like great artists, as an interpreter of contemporaneity. Today Sagmeister continues with his activity as a graphic designer, always inspired by his winning method, which he summarizes in his own way: «How do I convince my clients? I scream, cry and pray ».


Ciro Sannino

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He is the author of 5SRW (5 Step Rendering Workflow), founder of Learn Vray, a learning program that bases everything on the photographic approach to rendering and which was chosen by Chaos group, the manufacturer of Vray, as the official learning program.

Visiting Professor - Emanuele Satolli

Emanuele Satolli

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Born 1979 in Fabriano, Emanuele Satolli has specialized in photojournalism, after he earned a Master in Journalism from the University of Turin.
A frequent contributor to TIME Magazine, Emanuele works extensively in the Middle East where he has photographed such pivotal events as the battle to free the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS and the fall of the Islamic State in the Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.
In 2018, Satolli documented the protests in Gaza as the US moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
His base in between Milan and Istanbul, a city that provides him with ready access to the Middle East and a view of the social, economic, and political tensions in Turkey. Currently, he is documenting these tensions, which extend from radical politics to revolutionary turmoil to the attempted integration of Syrian refugees living throughout the country.


Emanuele Sciarretta

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Emanuele Sciarretta, an expert in contract and corporate law, is a lawyer specialized in copyright law, a field in which he follows the evolution and adaptation to new technologies, using his skills in the field of communication. A great fan of novels, cinema and comics, he has also dealt with these media as a journalistic critic. As the legal advisor of Ignition Publishing, in the field of video games he follows the transmedia development of intellectual properties, from the protection of the original work to the application of the legal terms that distinguish it, up to its declination through the media. Creator and scriptwriter of the new series “7 Crimes” by Tunuè, in the field of comics he holds lectures and seminars on Copyright and, in partnership with Red Whale, he created the assistance service “Authors and Law”.

Livio Senigalliesi

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Photojournalist specializing in major investigations on the theme of migration. During the spring of 2016 he documented the events of thousands of migrants, producing an extensive photographic reportage, interviews and a documentary, starting from the Greek island of Lesbos to the Italian-Slovenian border of Gorizia, living with the refugees and passing through all the problems created by the walls erected along the route to Europe.

Gianluca Sgalippa

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Architect Gianluca Sgalippa is a professor at NCS Color Center Italia srl, a world leader in the field of color charts.

Marie Thérèse Sitzia

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Marie Thérèse Sitzia is a dancer, choreographer, performer. She is the gounding member of the Lios dance company with which she created and directed Trasform’azioni. International dance festival of buto 2001-2010.

Sergio Spaccavento

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He was born in Trani in 1975. In his career, he has had various experiences as an advertiser up to the great radio and television success. He has worked as a television author (Mario, MTV), radio (Lo Zoo di 105) and film author (average Italian), and as a speaker for international advertising and cinema festivals.


Lita Talarico

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Lita Talarico is the co-founder of the School of Visual Arts in New York, one of the most prestigious educational institutes in the field of design. Not only. She was also editor of American Illustration & Photography, as well as emeritus board member of Adobe Education Partners by Design, and board member of AIGA Visionary Design.

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Sho Terasaki

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Sho Terasaki is a dancer, eurythmist, qualified yoga teacher, that has has been following the teachings of the dance and eurythmy center, the Tenshikan, founded by the dancer Akira Kasai for 20 years. He is a member of the Akira Kasai Dance company.

Martina Todde-Visiting Professor

Francesca Todde

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Francesca Todde is a photographer and publisher based in Milano and working between Italy and France. Her research focuses on the invisible elements of relationships, sometimes intersecting stories of sharing with animals. Her work is represented by Contrasto. Shortlisted for the PHmuseum 2020 Photography Grant and PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant 2020.
Her first book A Sensitive Education, a research around the possibilities of empathy between different species, was released in January 2020. In 2018, she co-founded with the artist Luca Reffo the independent publishing house Départ Pour L’Image, which deals with experimental publications on the borderline between photography and contemporary art.

Andrea Tosi

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Andrea Tosi is a composer and orchestrator for musicals and cinema.

Contrasto_Visiting_Professor_Lorenzo Tugnoli

Lorenzo Tugnoli

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Lorenzo Tugnoli is an Italian photographer based in Lebanon who covers the Middle East and Central Asia. His work is an ongoing exploration of the humanitarian consequences of conflicts in the region. In 2014 he published “The Little Book of Kabul”, a book project that depicts a portrait of Kabul through the daily life of a number of artists who live in the city, in collaboration with writer Francesca Recchia.
He is a contract photographer for The Washington Post. He joined the photography agency Contrasto in 2017.


Emiliano Vegliante

Lorenzo Veracini

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After graduating in Animation at the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Turin in 2007 he began working in Milan as a 3d generalist on various independent projects and advertising. In 2009 he moved to Paris where he had the opportunity to collaborate with the best studios of the French capital, continuing a generalist training on more ambitious projects of various kinds. And it is in this context that for the first time he has the opportunity to collaborate on the staging and pre-visualization of a feature film in animation, “Mune the guardian on the moon”. In 2013 he moves to Canada to follow the project of the film “The little Prince” and is confirmed as Lead Layout Cinematographer. In 2016 he returns to Paris to collaborate on “Despicable me 3” and then starts again in Canada in 2017 et supervise the film “Playmobil: The Movie”. In 2018 he returns again to Paris to collaborate with Illumination on the film “Minions: the rise of Gru” as Layout Cinematography Supervisor. He is currently in Paris working on Illumination’s next animated film scheduled for 2022.


Matthew Watkins

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Matthew Watkins was born in Manchester in 1962 but raised in Toronto, Canada. He is one of the leading international interpreters of digital art. He has exhibited his works in many international galleries and has received great relevance in many publications around the world. Watkins was among those who led the Italian business in the development of digital strategies and for this reason he is considered one of the most authoritative speakers on the subject.


Taiyo Yamanouchi

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Taiyo Yamanouchi, better known by the name of Hyst, was born in 1975 in Rome from an Italian mother and a Japanese father. Yamanouchi enters the world of television at the age of twenty, as an actor in miniseries, films and theater, as well as as a host. He has an eclectic personality and is also an illustrator and rapper, like his brother Jesto.


Horacio Zabala

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International artist originally from Argentina, where he was born in Buenos Aires in 1943. He is an artist and an architect and has lived in many European cities, including Rome and Vienna. His artistic production is based on minimalist and heterogeneous visual languages ​​and his research ranges in the field of images, words, objects and signs. His exhibition activity was very intense and in many cities around the world.

Masterclass Contrasto-Martina Zanin

Martina Zanin

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Martina Zanin is a visual artist born in San Daniele del Friuli in 1994. She graduated with honors in Photography from Istituto Superiore di Fotografia in Rome and received a Master’s degree in Contemporary Photography at Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid. She also studied Plastic Arts and Creative Writing in Rome. Her artistic practice, linked to her personal experiences, addresses different themes among which memory, relationships, and emotions are central. She uses photography associated with other media, such as text, archive material, video, and sound.
Zanin is the winner of Camera Work 2021, Images Gibellina 2021, and Cantica21. Italian Contemporary Art Everywhere supported by MAECI (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation) and MiC (Ministry of Culture). She has shown in solo and group exhibitions in institutions, galleries, festivals, and no-profit spaces, at international level, among others IIC Abu Dhabi/Fann A Porter Gallery, FMAV – Fondazione Modena Arti Visive, BACO – Base Arte Contemporanea Odierna, Villa Brandolini, MLAC – Museo Laboratorio Arte Contemporanea, Fotografia Europea, and Photo España. Her works are part of different public collections (FMAV, Biblioteca Panizzi, and Palazzo Rasponi II). Zanin is the author of I Made Them Run Away photobook published by SKINNERBOOX in October 2021, and of Older Than Love a self-published publication accompanying her latest homonymous multimedia installation. In 2019 she was artist-in-residence at SAM Residency Program. Zanin is represented by studiofaganel gallery in Gorizia.

Mattia Zoppellaro

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He studied photography at IED in Milan from 1999 to 2001.
In 2003, after two years working experience at the Photography department of Fabrica (Benetton’s Communication Research Centre), he moved to England, where he started shooting for several music magazines and record labels.
In the meantime he develops different projects, from social reportage (Irish Travellers, Kosovar Refugees, Western Africa Witch Hunters, Hackney’s Homeless, Maximum Security Prisons in Italian North East), to entertainment (Sicilian Religious Ceremonies, Milan Porn Fair) and youth culture features (European Rave Parties, Mexican Punks, Dakar’s Hip Hop Scene).
In September 2017 he publishes his first book “Appleby” edited by Contrasto. In January 2020 The projects “CCCP” and “Straight Outta Pikine” are exhibited at Arte Fiera in Bologna. In October 2021 publishes his second book “Dirty Dancing”, edited by Klasse Wrecks about the late 90s Rave scene.

He lives between Milan and London.