IED to observe Italian Design Day in Tehran

February 20, 2019

TEHRAN – The IED - Istituto Europeo di Design located in Milan plans to celebrate Italian Design Day in Tehran on March 3 by organizing a seminar on the smart city and art.

The Seminar of Smart City, Design, Art and Fashion of the Future will be held at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Tehran (UT), the IED has announced.

IED art director Giovanni Ottonello will deliver a speech during the seminar organized in collaboration with Soureh University and UT’s Center of Excellence in Architectural Technology. 

“Recent data state that by 2050 the global population living in urban areas will double and more than 70% of the inhabitants of our planet will live in a city,” the IED wrote in a statement.

“These alarming data make us think about broader and more complex issues connected with migratory flows, the work system, hygiene, means of transport, communication and integration. The next challenge will surely be played in finding a balance and management of these processes. 

“The city therefore becomes a place of aggregation able to sustain and guarantee quality of life and relationship with the surrounding environment. Our era will be marked by a new phrase: the smart city. Behind it are hidden concepts that involve technology, research and new strategies.”

Photo: A poster for the Seminar of Smart City, Design, Art and Fashion of the Future.

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