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The Future of Craftsmanship at Homo Faber’s Young Ambassadors 

The Homo Faber’s Young Ambassadors it will be one of the Highlights of the Homo Faber Event, a Top Craftsmanship Design Event that is organized by the! This design and craftsmanship will be held in Venice and it will promote a unique setting that it was planned to elevate and honour the craftsmanship world!


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From 14-30 at Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, Homo Faber will be an anthem to Craftsmanship and Arts et Métiers! The Homo Faber’s Young Ambassadors represents the effort of the Michelangelo Foundation to preserve craftsmanship and the future of the arts, and that’s why it’s one of the most important segments of this major event!

More than 100 talented young women and men studying applied arts and design in some of Europe’s top educational establishments will bring Homo Faber to life for visitors in a unique joint educational and cultural mediation initiative of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and the Michelangelo Foundation.  Following a rigorous selection process, the 105 Young Ambassadors were chosen from 26 educational institutions which are a part of the Michelangelo Foundation’s informal network of like-minded organisations.

Photo by Lundi13 © Michelangelo Foundation

Of fundamental importance for the Foundation, the network has been forged to create a space for the community, mutual support and exchange across countries and disciplines. Both Homo Faber and its Young Ambassadors programme represent one of the network’s first major undertakings.

Representing 23 different nationalities and speaking 20 different languages, the Young Ambassadors are studying a range of subjects from architecture and design to shoemaking, gemstone engraving, wax modelling, stone masonry and cabinet making. They constitute some of the very best in young European talent and put a face on the future of creativity and craftsmanship. The students will be present during the exhibition to interact with visitors in the 16 different exhibit spaces in a meaningful way, explaining the many fascinating objects on display and imparting their own knowledge of the skills and techniques being used by master artisans right before their eyes.

Participation in this one-of-a-kind programme offers the students a unique opportunity to meet some of Europe’s finest artisans, designers, institutions and luxury houses, as well as to interact with their peers and to form a network to carry with them into their future careers.

This design magazine makes the tribute to all the manual arts that have been struggling not to disappear through the years. According to the exclusive furniture brand, the main goal here is, by publishing its revelations, guarantee the importance and brand’s legacy to this cultural richness.

The Young Ambassadors programme is an educational initiative of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in partnership with the Michelangelo Foundation, organisers of Homo Faber.  The 105 participating Young Ambassadors come from 26 educational institutions in 15 European countries and they are:

– Ecole Boulle, Paris, France
– Les Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France, France
– Haute Ecole de Joaillerie Paris, Paris, France
– Ecole Duperré, Paris, France
– Akademie fur Kunst und Gestaltung, Kassel, Germany
– Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli, Istituto Europeo di Design Como, Italy
– Scuola Superiore dell’Arte della Medaglia – IPZS S.p.A., Rome,
– Skills & Design Courses, Kilkenny, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Ireland
– Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
– Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania
– Escola Superior de Artes Decorativas, Ricardo do Esperito Santo Silva Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
– Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain
– City & Guilds of London Art School, United Kingdom
– Mozarteum University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
– UMPRUM, Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design, Prague, Czech Republic
– Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
– Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
– Creative Academy, Milan, Italy
– Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
– Università Iuav di Venezia, Venice, Italy
– Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland
– Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Institute of Architecture, Bratislava, Slovakia
– Ecole Cantonale d’Art – écal, Lausanne, Switzerland
– Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design, Geneva, Switzerland
– London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, London, United Kingdom
– Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London, United Kingdom
– Università di Comunicazione e Lingue IULM, Milan, Italy

Credits – Homo Faber 2018