22 years after its foundation, Fabrica, the communications research centre established by Luciano Benetton, has organised its first reunion for former scholarship holders. More than 300 designers, programmers, photographers, video-makers, writers, journalists and creative people came together in the historical headquarters designed by Tadao Ando in the province of Treviso.
It was a great party, celebrating the creativity which brought together former Fabrica alumni from all over the world.
One of the guests of honour was Alejandro Aravena, Pritzker Prize Laureate 2016 and the director of the Venice Architecture Biennale, who chatted to the Fabrica alumni about cutting-edge social architecture issues. He was joined by another special guest, Erik Kessels, an artist, curator and founder of the communications agency Kesselskramer.
During the afternoon, Fabrica alumni took part in an Open Mic Session, with each one talking about what they have done since their time at Fabrica. It was a chance for “old” alumni to network with “new” alumni and establish innovative projects together.
The event was coordinated by Massimo Russo. Finally, during the evening, there was a performance from Nico Vascellari, together with his group Ninos do Brasil, followed by Davide Cairo and Diego Cofone.
P.S. It was a great party, but really hot!