On the eve of the 12th anniversary of 9/11, Cécile Kyenge, Italy’s Minister for Integration, arrived at the Italian Consulate of New York, and talked to the Italian Community about the program she intends to follow during her mandate.
Morning - President of the ITC Riccardo Maria Monti meets the press in New York to illustrate the new initiatives of the Italian Trade Commission
Evening - The Italian Trade Commision opened its doors to fashion with an event, organized by Vogue Italia's Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani.
Italian design gets off to a start in New York City with the Top Young Italian Industrial Designers Prize. Alongside this special contest event a selection of the works of the ten finalists will be on view. “Innovating is looking at the ancient, getting rid of the old,” said Giorgio Vasari in the sixteenth century—and Italy today is the ideal country where this can still happen.
Charming and talented chefs of the “Delverde” team will be in and around New York to share the history and the special characteristics of Italian pasta through tastings and cooking seminars. Also, last week, the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, held an interesting lecture by Stefano Miloni, a food and wine expert. He spoke about this famous food invented by the Romans.
President Obama nominated John R. Phillips as the new US Ambassador in Rome. His grandparents were Italians who emigrated to the United States. Their name was "Filippi," which then became "Phillips." Phillips will substitute David Thorne, who was in charge for four years.
In San Francisco and the Bay Area for the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the US, Fondazione Giannino Bassetti presents the culture, beauty and innovation of ‘Made in Italy’ design: exhibitions, debate and comparison between the cutting edge models of Italian production and the technology of Silicon Valley, towards a new economy of beauty.
According to Piero Bassetti, Chairman of the Foundation : “It is during this revolution, in which Italy and United States play both a key role, and both with their own characteristics, that we can go towards a change and find new ways to build the future of humanity”.