Roma Design Lab, Young Talents + Creative Cities


Roma_CAE_Testaccio_Città-altra-economiaOn 30 and 31 October 2014, from 10 to 20, the CAE – Città dell’altra Economia ( City Of The Other Economy) of Rome, the event takes place Roma Design Lab, which this year opens the banner of Young Talents + Creative Cities: two days exhibitions, tours and roundtables dedicated to design, architecture and creativity.

RDLAB- logoRoma Design Lab is a platform for public and private entities sponsored by the Cultural Arts Factory, which aims to contribute to bring the spotlight on Italian excellence in the field of Design, Creativity, Architecture and Sustainable City; His goal is to help make the capital the protagonist of a permanent observatory to study systematically, support and spread these joints creative and productive becoming a new pole, also in consideration of the process of the Italian Way of Life Expo 2015 in perspective The event is based on networking and is an important opportunity to confront the sector operators and institutions and to monitor that economy and cultural innovation that today is an opportunity for practical development of our territories, starting from the suburbs .

The vision proposed by Roma Design Lab – Young Talents + Creative Cities is to develop processes that are able to: find the principle of subsidiarity as a decisive factor for local development linked to the cultural and economic; enhance the creative talents and their mobility in Italy, Europe and the world; give visibility to the provision of training related to the creative industry; strengthen networking locally, nationally and internationally on the topics of Design and Creativity.

The event has embraced the principle of resilience also in virtue of the selection of Rome between the towns affected by the Rockefeller Foundation which promoted ResilientCities starting with the administration of the Capitoline Rome city resilient Project (June 2014). In this context it is to be understood the choice of location of the event: the Economy City and Factory – Youth Space, both in the monumental complex of the former slaughterhouse in Testaccio that, in addition to take shape as the centerpiece attraction of artistic, cultural, social and fair trade initiatives, strategic importance in the process of “mending the urban”, an essential element of sustainable development also European Capital.

The Contest is focused on the design of systems that contribute to the creation of a new image and a greater usability for contemporary urban spaces through the redevelopment and enhancement of outdoor areas. The projects selected in this Contest will be on display at the CAE and the winners will be made ​​official in the conference.

The Contest “Design Factory- Designing the Future – International Design Showcase Eco-sustainable” has highlighted the best projects of the national and international architects designer of the entire production process, from design to construction material, in place based on their originality and innovation, the technical functionality and aesthetics, the technologies used, the sustainability of the production and eco-sustainability. The objects produced by selected will be on show at the Factory-Youth Space and Umberto Croppi, Jury Chairman and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Federculture Federculture and services, as well as the Scientific Committee of Roma Design Lab, ufficializzerà winners in Conference Room during the festival.

The competitions, exhibitions, talks and tours planned urban feeding of key concepts expressed by Roma Design Lab: urban regeneration; smart city (town clever), creativity; principle of subsidiarity; eco-sustainability of the project, construction and planning; suburbs and “mending” of urban spaces. For more concrete, the Factory of the Arts has involved different subjects operating on a national and international level in the fields of design, architecture and Maker Faire: universities, academies, architecture and design firms, public and private institutions.
It uses: Patrons of the City of Rome, the Lazio Region, Order of Architects of Rome and Province, Fabriano UNESCO Creative City for Craft and Folk Arts, Federculture; and the collaboration of the Department of Architecture Roma Tre, the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, of UnaCittà of FG – Technopole, Buenos Aires (Argentina) UNESCO Creative City for Design, Open House Rome, diRhOME for Dencity of ‘University of Roma Tre, Urban Experience and Photo Workshops.

During the event are open to the public free of charge from 10 am to 20:

  • Exhibitions of the Contest International Urban Factory – Do Piazza and Design Factory – Designing the Future;
  • Exhibition Expo Rhome for Dencity – University of Roma Tre; Expo Gualchiera medieval city of Fabriano;
  • Fab Lab Expo Roma; There will also be the lead Open Hunt edited by Open House;
  • Projection-video Disused Rome | NuovePeriferie of Photo Workshops;
  • Radio-walkshow edited by Urban Experience, which is divided into the areas of the former slaughterhouse.
  • The two-day meeting uses the Media Partner: “Octagon”, “Steel Art Architecture”, “art a part of cult (ure)”.
    Land of Knowledge and Flavours of Bracciano offer an assortment of street food and closure of the evenings there will be Aperitifs in Music.


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