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EXPO 2020 DUBAI

CREATIVE KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM FOR TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE WORLD BANK

On March 24th, 2022 ITKI US, supported by ITKI Foundation, attended the “BTT – Basilicata Blue Transition” event at Expo 2020 Dubai and presented the format “The Future. . . Is under your feet. The role of Traditional Knowledge as a driver for resilient and sustainable development”.The talk focused on Information Technology contribution to a sustainable and resilient growth of a territory and marked the beginning of a collaboration between ITKI and ITKI US to develop a digital platform (“Creative Knowledge Platform (CKP) for Traditional Knowledge World Bank (TKWB)”) that integrates the TKWB encyclopedic knowledge with the project management capabilities of the CKP to develop innovative heritage-based solutions for a more sustainable development of resilient communities.
The platform “CKP for TKWB” was implemented by Koor srl Società Benefit, ITKI US technology partner.

PARMA UNIVERSITY, MASTER IN FOOD CITY DESIGN

On March 17th, 2022 ITKI Foundation together with Koor srl Benefit Corporation presented its ongoing projects and the format “The Future…is under your feet” to the students of the Master in Food City Design, University of Parma in order to provide them with ideas for their future internships.
ITKI Foundation offered the students two different paths for their internships: a direct collaboration with the ITKI Foundation and with Koor srl Benefit Corporation on their worldwide ongoing projects or the possibility for students to present their projects for which ITKI Foundation will provide mentorship.

PORTOVIEJO, UNESCO CREATIVE CITY OF GASTRONOMY

THE FORMAT “THE FUTURE … IS UNDER YOUR FEET” TO FAVOR THE TRANSMISSION OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF A COMMUNITY INTO FUTURE GENERATIONS

The city of Portoviejo, a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy since 2019, is located in Ecuador.
Between March 5th and March 13th, 2022 ITKI Foundation was invited to visit the city in order to meet the local communities and to set up a development plan for the region with the collaboration of the Municipality of Portoviejo, Portoviejo Creative City UNESCO, and the University of Manabì.
During his visit Giuseppe Biagini, founder of ITKI Foundation, in partnership with the Municipality of Portoviejo and Portoviejo Creative City Unesco delivered 30 certifications as “Guardianes del Conocimiento del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial Alimentario de Portoviejo” to chefs, cooks and farmers.
Several other meetings followed to set up a development plan for the region within the objectives of Portoviejo, UNESCO Creative City application dossier by using the format “The Future…is under your feet”.
In the next few months the ITKI Foundation and Koor srl Benefit Corporation will work together with the Municipality of Portoviejo, Portoviejo Creative City UNESCO, and the University of Manabì to create a narrative around the people, ingredients and traditional recipes of the region using the Creative Knowledge Platform. The long-term goal of the entire project is to restore an ancient building hit by the earthquake in 2016 and build an innovative gastronomic laboratory, where students, chefs and farmers can work together in order to keep the ancient gastronomic traditions of this city alive.

COMO, UNESCO CREATIVE CITY OF CRAFTS AND FOLK ART

In November 2021 Como was designated a UNESCO Creative City in Crafts and Folk Arts and its application dossier included 6 projects (3 local projects and 3 International projects) for which the production and manufacturing of silk is the main driver for sustainable development.
Among those International projects ITKI Foundation, member of Como UCC Steering Committee, supports and promotes “Creative Patterns”, a multi-cluster project dedicated to cultural creativity, inclusion, and welfare.

GASTRONOMY, INTANGIBLE HERITAGE TO THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE.

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL

“THE FUTURE? IT IS UNDER YOUR FEET!” MODEL TO FAVOUR THE TRANSMISSION OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF A COMMUNITY INTO FUTURE GENERATIONS

On October 26th, 2021 was held the first edition of “Belo Horizonte international food and gastronomy season”. During the session focused on “Gastronomy, intangible heritage to think about the future”, Mr. Biagini was presented the model “The future? It is under your feet!” and the four steps to apply it (mapping the territory, local heritage + storytelling – heri-telling, learning-by-doing and fieldworks, and outcome: locally-defined, sustainable and resilient ideas, projects and models for local development). The aim of the model is to favour the transmission of traditional knowledge of a community into future generations for a responsible growth and an inclusive and sustainable development with in the frame of the Faro Convention and the UN2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
During the presentation, case studies in collaboration with the UNESCO creative cities and various cities in Italy was be presented for each step, some of these still in progress.

Participant bakers in the Breads of the Creative Cities and Breads from the Creative Cities projects

FORME FUTURE. BERGAMO, OCTOBER 22th-24th, 2021
AN INTERNATIONAL FRAMEWORK TO TALK ABOUT “ARTISANAL CHEESES” PROJECT

On October 24th, 2021, was held the “ARTISANAL CHEESES: ARTISAN CHEESE PRODUCERS AS AMBASSADORS OF LOCAL CREATIVITY” round table. The conference (in the international framework of the 6th FORME event) focused on the “Artisanal Cheeses” project, one of the 6 initiatives proposed by the Municipality of Bergamo to UNESCO to obtain the nomination ‘Bergamo-Cheese Valleys UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy’ and carried out in synergy with the International Traditional Knowledge Institute Foundation (ITKI F) and the Association “The Cheese Valleys”.
During the conference, panel Bergamo Creative City announced to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, cluster Gastronomy, the general availability of the platform “Artisanal Cheeses” to any local, national and international cheese maker. 
During the panel local experts and practitioners talked about their work and how “Artisanal Cheeses” can help present and promote their work.

Participant bakers in the Breads of the Creative Cities and Breads from the Creative Cities projects

CREATIVITY FORUM: CARRARA FOR UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES. CARRARA, SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2021: THE CARRARA DECLARATION WAS SIGNED BY THE 11 ITALIAN UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES

The forum included three days of conferences and roundtables to which institutional representatives of the Municipality of Carrara, the 11 Italian UNESCO  Creative Cities and the UNESCO Creative City of Paducah (via Zoom) participated. The highlights of the forum were the roundtable discussions about the “Carrara Charter” and the “Carrara Declaration”.
The first one  includes guidelines and actions for the urban regeneration and sustainable development of the city; the second one, promoted by ITKI F and the Municipality of Carrara, focuses on six priorities that recognize artists and artisans as contributors to the regeneration and development of cities.
The Carrara Declaration was signed by the Creative Cities of Fabriano, Biella and Carrara and will be shared with the entire UCC Network for adoption, integration and extensions.

Participant bakers in the Breads of the Creative Cities and Breads from the Creative Cities projects

CREATIVITY FORUM: CARRARA FOR UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES. CARRARA, SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2021

THE HANDS AT WORK PROJECT OPENS AN INTERNATIONAL CALL TO ALL THE UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES TO USE THE CREATIVE KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM FOR HIGHLIGHTING THEIR ARTISTS AND ARTISANS

On September 23, 2021 the premiere of the movie “Hands at Work”  (dedicated to 9 different artists and artisans that work in Carrara) was shown at the “Ponte di Ferro” laboratory. The evening was attended by institutional representatives, as well as artists, students and visitors. During the event the TRusTTM team provided support and information to artists and artisans interested in joining the project.
On October 25, 2021 Giuseppe Biagini, ITKI Foundation, officially announced the opening of the project to all the UNESCO Creative Cities.

Participant bakers in the Breads of the Creative Cities and Breads from the Creative Cities projects

FOOD FILM FEST – Bergamo, August 25-29, 2021

Food Film Fest combines the best film productions dedicated to food in the world.
During the talk dedicated to bread “Il buono, il vecchio e il recuperato” and how not to waste it, the projects Breads of the Creative Cities and its special edition in response to COVID 19 – Breads from Creative Cities – were highlighted
The two projects invite bread artisans, millers and farmers to narrate their traditions and show their art of making bread.

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