Following the success of the first episode, focusing on circular economy and sustainability of the Italy Pavilion, the series of ANSA video forums describing Italy’s build-up to and participation in Expo Dubai continues.
In this second episode, entitled “From the Venice Biennale to Expo Dubai: the diplomatic and cultural cooperation ties between Italy and the MENASA region”, the focus is on how the Commissioner’s Office for Italy’s participation in Expo Dubai and the Venice Biennale Architecture exhibition will be able to exploit the favourable circumstance of having two months of simultaneous events for enhancing the opportunity for cultural diplomacy defining Italy’s presence in the first Universal Exhibition to be held in the region comprising the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia and which has in Dubai its strategic centre of gravity.
- From the studio: Paolo Glisenti, Commissioner General for Italy’s participation in Expo Dubai; Lorenza Bonaccorsi, Under-Secretary of State for Cultural Heritage responsible for Expo 2020 Dubai
- Connected: (from Abu Dhabi) Ida Zilio Grandi, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Abu Dhabi; (from Venice) Francesco Rutelli, President of ANICA
- Contributions: Noura Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and of Knowledge Development of the United Arab Emirates, and Dario Franceschini, Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities