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"IDEAS Italian Dialogues on Excellence, Arts and Science." Audiovisual project that tells the Italian excellence in various creative, productive and knowledge fields



IDEAS -acronym for Italian Dialogues on Excellence, Arts and Science - is an original project conceived and produced by the DGSP of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation that tells, through a series of documentary portraits, a virtuous, dynamic, polycentric Italy.

Five documentary portraits dedicated to Italian excellence in specific sectors of the arts and knowledge: business and social; architecture and design; art and heritage; science, research and innovation; performing and performing arts. Five personal and collective stories, which focus on the stories, supply chains and processes of a rich and diversified territory. Five protagonists, a choral expression of a community committed to reflecting on the great themes of contemporary debate: environmental sustainability, progress, urban redevelopment, social integration. The first season of the series consists of five episodes, each lasting approximately 12/15 minutes and available with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.


AN ENERGETIC IDEA. Livia Cevolini and her super sports electric motorcycles.

Livia Cevolini, CEO of Energica (first manufacturer of electric supersport motorcycles "Made in Italy") highlights the potential of a sector - that of the automotive sector - which has always been associated with the image of an Italian spirit of excellence and ready to take on challenges of the sustainability.


A HORIZONTAL IDEA. The Community House in Belmonte Calabro.

Orizzontale, a Roman collective of young architects focused on urban regeneration of peripheral and marginal areas, illustrates its projects, including the Community House in Belmonte Calabro: a multifunctional creative hub and an example of social integration and territorial development.


A CONTEMPORARY IDEA. Gianluca D’Incà Levis brings art to the Dolomites.

Gianluca D'Incà Levis, curator of the Dolomiti Contemporanee project (an experiment on the border between contemporary art, the recovery of industrial spaces and the revitalization of mountain environments), tells how to transform complexes such as the Eni Village in Borca di Cadore into cultural engines and places open to new ideal and social meanings.


A TECHNOLOGICAL IDEA. Francesca Santoro and the microchips of the future.

Francesca Santoro, biomedical engineer of the Neapolitan pole of the Italian Institute of Technology and first Italian awarded by MIT Technology Review as "Under 35 Innovator ITALIA and EUROPE", talks about the hybrid artificial synapse project she works on together with her team: a study able to lay new foundations in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer’s.


A SPECTACULAR IDEA. Simone Merico is an "engineer of emotions”.

Simone Merico, executive producer of Balich Worldwide Show (leading company in the organization of Olympic ceremonies, special projects and large-scale events), explains the approach and vision of one of the most well-known and internationally established Italian creative companies.




Date: Da Tuesday, April 13, 2021 a Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Organized by : Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione

Entrance : Free