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Torino Design of the City 2021

The Torino Design Weeks, organised by the City of Torino, come back from mid-September to the end of October with a rich calendar of events, and the involvement of the entities of the Tavolo del Design (Design Table), which promote design, culture and creativity, together with guests of the City’s networks and experts of international standing.
Among the scheduled initiatives, the Turin leg of the international workshop Automotive Project (October 16 and 17), during which representatives of the Cities of Graz, Kortrijk, Detroit, Geelong, Torino and Saint-Étienne will work together on the mobility of the future in conjunction with the appointments of Torino Mobility Living Lab at San Salvarlo, the conferences on urban regeneration streaming from Geelong (October 12 – 14), the presentation of the World Design Library and of the Torino Automotive Heritage Network project at the Book Fair on October 15. Also, the meeting of the Italian UNESCO Creative Cities on 29 October and the participation in the Biella and Carrara Forums.
In addition to the festivals: Utopian Hours “The 1,000 minute city (8-10 October), Graphic Days®, which returns in September with Touch (16-26 September), and Humanizing technology proposed by Circolo del Design (until 30 September), the programme of the event includes in October the exhibitions proposed by MauTO, and Share project, curated by Bruce Sterling, Distributed and connected, on the experience of Hackability, LaCube Reale at Reggia di Venaria, and the experience of the Bellavista district in Ivrea.
In addition to Expocasa and Fashion Week, events include meetings devoted to the landscape, co-design experiences on the theme of mental and physical health, and accessibility in museums, meetings with Piedmontese winners of the Compasso d’Oro and the Portici d’artista, a visit to the UN Campus and seminars at the International Academy. Finally, the first datapoietic artistic object.
In short, for Torino being a Creative City for Design means being more and more an accessible and sustainable city, and design, a planning method that puts people’s needs at the centre, is an essential tool.

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