The special Involucri program has been organized in collaboration with Italian architect Massimo Iosa Ghini and a planning committee consisting of architect Andrea Branzi, Gilda Bojardi, director of Interni magazine, and Dante Donegani, architect and lecturer at the Domus Academy.
The committee selected four world-famous architects -- among them were Massimo Iosa Ghini and Shiguru Uchida/Studio 80 -- and commissioned them to create mini pavilions/structures (i.e. Involucri) that explore new technology and materials in design. These plans will be discussed during an architectural forum scheduled for Oct. 2. The projects will also be on display at the Involucri exhibit at Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Bologna. On Oct. 1, an economic forum will be conducted in which leading economists will discuss the state of the ceramics industry.