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Saturday 22 February




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Global Tools 1973-1975: When education will coincide with life

The volume Global Tools 1973–1975: When education coincides with life (NERO Editions, Rome 2018) documents the eponymous experience of Radical Design and the multidisciplinary didactic design programme it founded in Florence in 1973. The authors Silvia Franceschini and Valerio Borgonuovo have created a book that is both a commentary and an impressive visual archive that brings together essays by international authors and reproductions of many original documents.

With Valerio Borgonuovo and Silvia Franceschini, authors of the book. Moderates Caterina Taurelli Salimbeni (MIM – Made in Manifattura)

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Silvia Franceschini

Silvia Franceschini is a curator and researcher working across the fields of visual arts, design, and architecture. She is an Associate Curator at Z33 – House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium.
Selected curatorial projects include the research program The Politics of Affinity. Experiments in Art, Education and the Social Sphere, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella (2016–18); participation on the curatorial team of The School of Kyiv—Kyiv Biennial 2015; and the exhibition, symposium, and educational program Global Tools 1973–1975: Towards an Ecology of Design, SALT, Istanbul (2014). Since 2009 she has been involved in the organization of exhibitions in various institutions including V-A-C Foundation, Moscow—Venice; The Moscow Biennale for Young Art; Futura—Center for Contemporary Art, Prague; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris.
She is an editor of The Politics of Affinity. Experiments in Art, Education and the Social Sphere (Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto) and a co-author of Global Tools 1973–1975. When Education Coincides With Life with Nero Publishing.

Valerio Borgonuovo

Teacher of visual culture, researcher and independent curator, collaborates with artistic, cultural and educational institutes.