• Discussion

Design Diplomacy - Italy

Sep 16, Sat 14:00-16:00
Ullanlinna, Helsinki
Event type
Registered Only
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Built in 1918, the residence of the Italian Embassy in Eira was originally offered to house the potential King of Finland, Friedrich Karl. He declined, however, and Finland became a republic.

The General Director of Fondazione La Triennale di Milano Andrea Cancellato and the Museum Director at Ateneum Susanna Pettersson will participate in the Design Diplomacy event at the Italian residence. 

Andrea Cancellato is the General Director of Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, the Italian institute for architecture, town planning, design, the decorative arts, fashion, crafts, industry and new media. Andrea Cancellato has previously worked as CEO of CLAC, Centro Legno Arredo Cantù, a public-private joint stock company whose mission is to transfer global design and technological innovation in SMEs in the wood and furniture sector. He has also been the CEO of Material ConneXion Milano, a services company for the introduction of innovative materials in the field of design.

Susanna Pettersson is a docent specialized in collections research and museum history. She has been the Museum Director at Ateneum from October 2014. Previously, she was the Director of the Finnish Institute in London.

Seats are limited and registration is binding.

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The event is part of the Helsinki Design Week Design Diplomacy discussion series, which open the doors to Helsinki-based ambassadors’ residences. See the participating embassies and their schedules here.

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