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18 May 2022
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Gusto! Food, design and communities in contemporary Italy
Location: Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center for Culture & Research
Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In collaboration with the Italian embassy.
“The Moscardino is a small, fully recyclable, object designed by Giulio Iachetti and Matteo Ragni in 2001. It won the “Compasso d’Oro”, the most prestigious award for Italian design, in the same year and the authors were both nearly 30 years old. It’s a spoon and a fork in the meantime. It’s completely sustainable and it was designed to imagine an alternative use for the happy hours in the Italian bar and bistro. The success was immediate because it was responding to a new necessity emerging from a new generation of users. This is the main role of good design: to imagine something needed but not still existing. The relationship between food, communities and design in Italy will be the core of my lecture and it’s based on a recent exhibition I recently produced, as scientific director of the M9 museum in Mestre/Venezia, and titled “Taste. The Italians at the table. 1970/2050”.

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Shaikh Ebrahim Center