• Torino


Facts and Figures


Torino, Italy


city: 900.000 people

metropolitan area: 2.284.000 people


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

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.

Discover Torino

A kind of future. The 9th edition of the Graphic DaysⓇ festival

The 9th edition of the Graphic DaysⓇ festival  will take place at the spaces of Flashback Habitat in Torino. An exhibition itinerary, a permanent work…

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World Tourism Event // An Exhibition For World Heritage Sites

In 2023, Torino will host the 14th edition of the World Tourism Event. An Exhibition for World Heritage Sites. It’s a new edition, keeping with…

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Utopian Hours 2022 // A World of 8 Billion Cities

From 14 to 16 October in Turin the 6th edition of the international festival of cities.The A World of 8 Billion Cities theme culminates the…

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Graphic Days® 2022, Grow younger

The seventh edition of Graphic Days®, the international visual design festival promoted in Torino since 2016 by the Print Club Turin association and the Quattrolinee…

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The Torino Design Weeks will be back from mid-September to the end of October with a calendar full of events, currently being defined. The project…

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The TAHN project – which involves the City Council, Polytechnic University of Torino, National Automobile Museum, Torino Tourism Bureau (Turismo Torino e provincia) and ISMEL…

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The City of Torino did an Agreement Act with the Polytechnic University of Torino for the implementation of the World Design Library (WDL) – a…

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Humanizing Technology Through Design

HUMANIZING TECHNOLOGY Circolo del Design – Turin, with the aim of feeding and promoting the design culture through projects with territorial impact, and cultural and…

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Online Events – Eyes On the Netherlands – Edwin Jakobs, RNDR

Online Event – Edwin Jakobs, RNDR Thursday, May 27 2021, 5.00 – 5.45 P.M. Edwin Jakobs, one of the founding partners of a studio for…

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