World Design Capital


Beyond 2008

WDC Torino 2008 was primarily a year of “seeding” for the future. The Summer School, the Torino Geodesign method and some repeatable exhibitions produced during the year, like ‘Dream. The car of the future since 1950′ and ‘Olivetti. A fine company/ a better society’ – that could improve abroad the image of an area historically capable of expressing an outstanding level of creativity – are permanent traces which will remain in Torino and the Piemonte region, in addition to the awareness of being able to play an important national and international role in this field.

The discussion on the theme of design, developed over the year, has also resulted in further actions: an agreement between the three main schools of design in Piedmont (Polytechnic, IAAD and IED) has been formalised to develop common training paths; moreover the Torino Design Week, an entire week of events dedicated to design, was initiated in November 2009.