“Youth, creativity and culture for innovation and community cohesion” was the theme of the event organised on 12th July in the Social Innovation Academy by Fondazione Triulza as part of the CASYE project.
It was a moment of discussion on operational tools, sector research and recommendations for youth workers and for policy developed together with partners from Spain, Belgium and the UK.
It was also an opportunity to share processes, opportunities and best practices to make the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) sector grow in Italy and Europe. The content was particularly stimulating for the many young people who attended the event and who, in the earlier part of the morning, had participated in the Open Day of the Botticino Restoration School, which will be based in MIND from September.
Among the institutional speakers, there were:
- Simona Martino, Deputy Director of the Regional Directorate for Autonomy and Culture, who studied some programs of the Lombardy Region in favor of the CCIs
- Elena Danese, President of Cesvip Lombardia, presented a specific training program for the Legacoop Lombardia cooperatives that operate in the cultural sector throughout the country.
- Alessandro Rubini, from the Education & Cultural Innovation MEET Digital Cultural Center supported by the Cariplo Foundation, spoke about the need of promoting creativity through the development of digital culture, as a right of citizenship.
- Cinzia Tonin, Head of the Self-entrepreneurship Area – Formaper, Chamber of Commerce of Milan, Monza, Brianza and Lodi talked about programmes constructed to support young people in the creation of an enterprise.
- Angelo Crespi, Scientific Director of Valore Italia – Botticino School of Restoration, spoke about the restorers as the innovators of the future.
The second part of the morning was dedicated to the presentation of existing good practices. The speakers were two young entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative field: Elisa Monfasani, co-founder of “Festina Lente Studio”, a textile restoration laboratory based in Bobbio, and Isnaba Joana Miranda, Founder & Project Manager of the Industria Scenica cooperative, Vimodrone, a virtuous example of cultural welfare resulting from artistic and social research and from a bottom-up approach.