Organized by the Geneva-based Michelangelo Foundation nonprofit, Homo faber opens its doors in Venice from 10 April to 1 May 20221st at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, encompassing the opening week of the Venice Art Biennale, one of the most important and prestigious events in the world related to the culture of contemporary creation.
The event champions artisanal talent, showcasing a variety of materials, techniques and skills through live demonstrations, immersive digital experiences and imaginative displays of handcrafted creations.
This 2nd edition highlights craft’s role in creating a more sustainable and inclusive future through 15 exceptional exhibitions, conferences and immersive digital experiences, showcasing over 400 unique works crafted by more than 350 designers and artisans.
This year’s edition celebrates the “living treasures” of Europe and Japan in 15 unique exhibitions which explore an array of themes, crafts and techniques. An extraordinary journey across the creative landscape of Europe and Japan seen through the eyes of renowned curators, architects and designers. Enjoy a unique insight into Japan’s National Living Treasures and a celebration of Japan’s traditional heritage. A window into cultural collaborations: between Europe and Japan, master artisans and rising stars, flower designers and glassmakers, designers and artisans. A diversity of materials, from porcelain to glass, across a spectrum of sectors including theatre, interior design, jewellery and fashion.
With this edition of Homo Faber Event, visitors can experience the lagoon city in a different way with “In Città”, an immersive, city-wide addition to the main exhibition on San Giorgio Maggiore Island, that takes in more than 60 local Venetian artisanal workshops, ateliers, museums and galleries. Using the website and app, visitors take a bespoke, self-guided tour based on their own personal interests. They can experience daily life in a workshop, watch artisans demonstrate their skills, have a go at age-old crafts, take in an exhibition and buy custom-made gifts made in front of your eyes.
Discover the programme of Homo Faber
April 10 – May 1, 2022
Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Photo: The Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice