• Torino

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

Discover Torino

Towards an anccessible City – A Month of Reflections on Inclusion

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Call for Concept and Living Lab VIA SACCHI

The arcades design, design for the arcades | Via Sacchi in Torino, an experience of urban regeneration.

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Call for Street Art in Collegno

The city of Collegno focuses on strategic planning and recalling its metropolitan function and now announced a call for urban redevelopment and the safety of suburbs.

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Call: Space for Design

Space for design is the international design contest challenging architects, designers and university students from the Schools of Design and Architecture to come up with concepts for accessibility across the board, both in its tangible and intangible dimensions. The aim is to enhance the use of urban spaces in the historic centres of the Turin metropolitan area.

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Call CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival

CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival represents the first and most important international event on cinema and environment taking place in Italy.

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Automotive Talent Award

After a decade of achievements, TORINO DESIGN is proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary, announcing an award dedicated to young talents with innovative ideas regarding the interaction between human and car.

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Design for Arts and Cultural Innovation | New Master Programme

Politecnico di Torino opened a new II-level Specializing Master programme in Design for Arts and Cultural Innovation, offering a complete and well-structured training course.

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