The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art and Deutsche Bank Italia Foundation presented the project “La regola del talento” (The code of talent). With a new publication and a web site, the project provides an overview of the opportunities Italy has to offer to tomorrow’s young master craftspeople in terms of specialised training in the métiers d’art.

For the first time a publication is totally dedicated to the Italian Schools of excellence in the fields of artistic crafts and applied arts. Though different in kind, the 17 schools presented in the book published by Marsilio Editori share the same common denominators: high teaching standards, a clear perspective of the future, a specific heritage of competence. The book, illustrated by the suggestive photographs of Laila Pozzo with the graphic project of Emanuele Zamponi, is a tribute to all the Italian Schools that train the master artisans of tomorrow.

The round table was moderated by Pier Luigi Vercesi, Editor in Chief of Sette magazine.

Speakers included:

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

Giovanni Puglisi, President of the Italian Commission for UNESCO and Rector of IULM University

Flavio Valeri, Chief Country Officer Deutsche Bank Italia

Gian Piero Brovedani, Principal of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli

Andrea Sinigaglia, Director of ALMA-La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana

Andrea Maria Romano, Director of TADS-Tarì Design School

Michela Palazzo, Head of the SAF at the Centro Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale

Gualtiero Marchesi, Rector of Alma and outstanding maestro of contemporary Italian cuisine