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    Torino

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Since the late nineteenth century, Torino has been one of Italy’s primary industrial centres with the rise of the steel, mechanic, chemical, textile and automobile industries which have dominated the city’s development for almost a century. Over the past few decades, the city has successfully transformed itself from an industrial centre to a creative hub. Torino’s knowledge about design and production processes, acquired through its industrial past, has laid the foundation for the future. Indeed, the promotion of creativity and sustainability as well as the regeneration of urban spaces are at the core of the city’s development.

The city boasts renowned artists and cutting-edge institutions, training institutes and universities. Collaboration between cultural institutions and the academic world is a key factor in strengthening and promoting an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to culture. Torino also provides incentives to support the mobility of artists and creative professionals, offers scholarships and high-profile awards and promotes international exchange programmes.

Torino’s Creative Network Steering Committee is made up of representatives from the public, private and academic sectors. All together, they create an annual programme of activities and events supporting Torino’s development as a City of Design. Finally, in order to ensure the sustainability of the city’s design-related initiatives, Torino pays special attention to fostering the creative potential of the city’s youth.

Since the late nineteenth century, Torino has been one of Italy’s primary industrial centres with the rise of the steel, mechanic, chemical, textile and automobile industries which have dominated the city’s development for almost a century. Over the past few decades, the city has successfully transformed itself from an industrial centre to a creative hub. Torino’s knowledge about design and production processes, acquired through its industrial past, has laid the foundation for the future. Indeed, the promotion of creativity and sustainability as well as the regeneration of urban spaces are at the core of the city’s development.

The city boasts renowned artists and cutting-edge institutions, training institutes and universities. Collaboration between cultural institutions and the academic world is a key factor in strengthening and promoting an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to culture. Torino also provides incentives to support the mobility of artists and creative professionals, offers scholarships and high-profile awards and promotes international exchange programmes.

Facts and Figures


Inhabitants

city: 900.000

metropolitan area: 2.284.000

Area

130,2 km2


World Design capital in 2008

78 museums

UNESCO World Heritage List – Residences of the Royal House of Savoy

7 major Universities

approx. 105.000 Students

approx. 1.000 Design companies

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