“Homo Faber” is a cycle of meetings with economists, historians, journalists and great master artisans coordinated by Paolo Dalla Sega and presented by the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art in collaboration with the Research Centre "Arti e Mestieri" at the Università Cattolica in Milan. The purpose of the meetings is to create awareness of Italian “know-how”, which is both a cultural heritage and an economic asset.

When Italy’s noble tradition of artistic craftsmanship of excellence encounters present-day creativity it produces dynamic and intense expressions of the “artisanal approach”, contributing to a national identity based on taste, style and research. “Artfully Made” is thus a value that can identify the best of “Made in Italy” creativity, representing a crucial competitive advantage for our country.

Speakers included:

Stefano Boeri, Milan City Councillor for Culture, Fashion and Design, and the Expo

Franco Cologni, President of the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art

Paolo Colombo, Director of the Research Centre “Arti e Mestieri” at the Università Cattolica in Milan

Stefano Micelli, Professor of Business and Management at the Università Ca' Foscari in Venice

“Homo Faber” presents the exceptional testimonies of: Milena Gabanelli, Franco Iseppi, Aldo Grasso, Gabriella Pescucci, Piera Detassis, Aldo Signoretti, Enrico Magrelli, Ezio Frigerio, Franca Squarciapino and Sergio Escobar.