The meeting of the committee of signatories of the Chart of Artistic Craftsmanship took place on the 16th of January, hosted by Cometa, an extraordinary reality in the city Como, particularly interesting because it is the seat of the first Liceo Imprenditoriale Artigianale del Design in Italy, acknowledged by the Ministry of Education, and a place where numerous educational and training projects are carried out under the banner of hospitality, creation of beauty and fine craftsmanship. A reality that has obtained the prestigious recognition of Unesco, which has awarded it as one of the ten most important realities in Europe for 'Inclusive Excellence in Education'.
The first part of the day was dedicated to a guided tour of this true citadel of educational excellence, from the Liceo to the Contrada degli Artigiani, while the second part was dedicated to an alignment table on the most significant actions of each of the participants, and on the possible hypotheses of collaboration in the various projects focused on the protection and promotion of Italian craftsmanship.
The participants included Fondazione Cologni, Fatti ad Arte, Artex, Confartigianato Udine, OMA-Osservatorio dei Mestieri d'Arte and IVAT-Institut Valdôtain de l'Artisanat de Tradition. After the very positive results of this round table discussion and work, a new appointment is already planned in Florence in spring 2023 on the occasion of MIDA, the International Handicrafts Exhibition.