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International Week of Italian Language and Culture



International Week of Italian Language and Culture

Under the High Patronage or the President of the Italian Republic, the sixteenth edition of the Week of Italian Language and Culture in the World will be held from 17 to 23 October 2016. This year’s Week is dedicated to Italian creativity and its brands, specifically in the fields of Fashion, Costume and Design in all its forms.

Design will be one of the hubs of integrated and permanent promotion of Italian know-how also in the coming years.

What is the International Week of Italian Language and Culture?

The International Week of Italian Language and Culture is a global event for the promotion of Italian language as well as of Italian classical and contemporary culture. Every year, several events are organized in the third week of October by the cultural and diplomatic network of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the 88 Italian Cultural Institutes all around the world. Every year, the Week is a showcase of cultural and linguistic events around a specific theme that serves as red-wire for conferences, exhibitions and shows, talks and presentations with writers and Cultural personalities.

Founded in 2001 by an agreement between the Foreign Ministry and the Accademia della Crusca (the official Academy for the study and preservation of the Italian Language), the International Week of Italian Language and Culture has grown with each passing edition, with the participation not only all the Italian Institutes of Culture, but also all the Embassies and Consulates worldwide.

The International Week of Italian Language in Singapore

The Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institutes have prepared al list of event to celebrate this 16th edition: 



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What are public spaces? Why is it important that we reclaim that?20 Oct 2016 - “Public Space Design” – LopeLab and Italian Cultural Institute

A special presentation by Lorenzo Petrillo of LopeLab about the unique experience of Urban Ventures in Singapore.

Urban Ventures project aims to provide a more human, playful and friendly face to our streets and other public spaces in our city. This non-commercial project comprises of a series of monthly road closures event where artists and d


Lorenzo Petrillo is a designer and community driver. He began his career in Italy as designer for “esterni”, designing cultural projects for public spaces. His experience over the last 10 years has been predominantly in the brand experience space, as a design lead for MNCs such as Bata and Samsung. In 2015 he started his own design consultancy studio, LOPELAB, marrying urban structures and social ideas for a more enjoyable and sustainable are invited to re-interpret street elements and fill the road with interactive installations.Performing and visual artists will also come together during the event to showcase their works through performances and workshops.

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Oct 27 – Nov. 1  - “Servant of two Masters”

with Commedia dell’arte Director Marco Luly from Luoghi dell’Arte and the Nanayang Academy of fine Arts (NAFA)





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Oct. 14 Spellbound (Italy) and Odyssey Dance Theatre (Singapore) in a Triple bill


One of Italy’s most prominent contemporary dance companies will perform in SIngapore in a joint Show with ODT, the renowned Singaporean Dance company. At UCC Theatre




Date: Da Monday, October 17, 2016 a Sunday, October 23, 2016

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute Singapore

Entrance : Free


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International Week of Italian Language and Culture