The Gipsoteca Fumagalli & Dossi is one of the most fascinating and evocative Milanese ateliers. The workshop acquired part of the gypsum cast heritage of Gipsoteca Vallardi, after it went out of business in 1927. Generation after generation, the atelier is today conducted by Roberto Fumagalli and Mario Dossi and is the most important plaster casts supplier for art schools in Italy.

The Cologni Foundation publishes the interview realized by Brevimano, a new start up that aims to revive youth employment in the Italian artisan sector.

Firstly, it aims to change the negative stereotypes that characterises the artisan sector with an innovative communication campaign on social media. Secondly, it is building the first job-hunting network exclusively for the artisan sector, with a focus on apprenticeship and internships.

Young people do not perceive working in the artisan sector as valid job careers in today’s fast-changing world: they deem them as old and outdated.

Brevimano wants to turn upside down this perspective and it strongly believes that an initiative started by young people for young people is the best way to achieve this goal.