ECNU joins first worldwide Italian Design Day


THE Italian Culture Ministry and Italian General Consulate in Shanghai, in cooperation with ECNU’s School of Design, hosted an event at the school’s Fashion Center to celebrate the first annual Italian Design Day on March 2.

The Italian Consul General in Shanghai, Stefano Beltrame; Roberto Pagani, the science and technology counselor at the consulate; Marina Gariboldi, the special ambassador for Italian Design Day in Shanghai; and Qin Guoli, ECNU president’s assistant attended the ceremony.

With 100 events, simultaneously in 100 cities around the world on March 2, the Italian Design Day aims to promote contemporary Italian design and highlight its excellence and global success. For this occasion, in about 100 locations worldwide, 100 “ambassadors” of Italian culture, including designers, entrepreneurs, journalists, critics, teachers, tell projects of excellence.

At ECNU, Gariboldi gave a lecture titled “Designers”, widening the horizon of listeners by introducing how science and technology, materials and innovation are applied in design.

After the ceremony, a two-day Sino-Italian workshop themed “How design has changed the world: designing a food-related intelligent city model” was held, attended by ECNU teachers and students and their Italian counterparts from universities of Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Torino, and Universita degli studi di Modena e reggio emilia. Their works were also showcased at Paper, an Italian maker center in Shanghai.


East China Normal University