PANEL OF EXPERTS Edition 2016Italo Rota (president of the jury pool), architect, designer and Advisory Leader of Naba and Domus Academy.
Margherita Palli, set designer and Advisory Leader of NABA set design'.
Renata Rapetti, artistic director Teatro Coccia of Novara and Il Maggiore of Verbania.
Olga Strada, director of Italian cultural Institute in Moscow.
Daniele Cavalli, visual artist and designer.
Tommaso Sacchi, curator and professor.
Born in Milano, 20th January 1983, lives and works in Florence.
Head of the Cultural Department Secretariat of the City of Florence.
He has been curator of the program of “Estate Fiorentina 2014” festival for the City of Florence.
He is invited – with the collective project theTomorrow - at the 56th Venice Biennale for Contemporary Art, art directed by Okwui Enwezor
He has a lectureship in Communication Theory at the Accademia di Belle Arti – Como and in Exhibition Planning and Management at the European Design Institute (IED) in Florence.
He’s curator of ‘CROSS international performance award’ and member of the quality jury pool of it, together with Lea Vergine, Manuel Agnelli, Yuri Ancarani and Caterina Riva.
He’s the coordinator of #Piumusicalive, nationwide campaign for the simplification of production procedures for performing arts.
He’s co-founder of theTomorrow editorial project (theTomorrow.net) and he’s been co-curator of the homonymous installation for the 14th Venice Biennale and 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Arts.
He took on the role of a consultant for the Council of Culture, Fashion and Design for the City of Milan, focusing his researches on Performing Arts between 2011 and 2013.
During his two years at the Council of Culture, Fashion and Design, his main focus was on research and development of cultural policies, with a special emphasis on the reactivation of ex-industrial urban spaces such as Officine Creative Ansaldo and Fabbrica del Vapore. He co-designed and defined the new format of ‘City Festivals'; events that awoken the City of Milan on themes of music and publishing (PianoCity, ChorusCity and BookCity).
He undertook art direction for several festivals produced and hosted by Audiorium di Milano, Teatro dal Verme and Università degli Studi di Milano
He also participated in several debates and symposiums on issues related to cultural production and policies. He contributed and gave in-depth lessons to students of cultural organisations such as Master MEC- Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Drama School ‘Paolo Grassi’, Domus Academy, NABA Milano and Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milano.
He has worked for RCS Publishing as a correspondent-reporter and he and collaborates on cultural section of VITA Magazine.
LOCAL JURY Edition 2016