Saturday, 14th October 2017
9.00 – 13.00
Torino Incontra, sala Giolitti, via Nino Costa, 8

(Simultaneous translation into English will be available via headphones)

A journey through the Islamic historical-artistic-architectural heritage existing in Italy, to tell the intertwined stories linking Christianity and Islam, the West and the East, through a series of engaging iconographies. Today, the valorisation of cultural heritage is a privileged asset for sustainable development, tourism and innovation of any country. The ‘design for heritage’, together with restoration and conservation activities and the implementation of good practices of participation and inclusion, can offer the means to network and make this yet unknown heritage available to the public.

The conference is implemented by the Turin Islamic Economic Forum (TIEF), the ongoing project shared by the City of Torino, the Torino Chamber of Commerce, the Torino University and ASSAIF. TIEF activities aim to promote effective initiatives on Islamic Finance for social inclusion and economic development of the Torino territory.

Institutional Greetings: Alberto Sacco – Deputy Mayor for Tourism, Commerce and Active Employment Policies, City of Torino

Chair: Marco Galateri di Genola

Maria Giovanna Stasolla – Professor of History of Islamic Countries, University of Rome Tor Vergata and
Valentina Colonna – PhD History of Islamic Art, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Elena Dellapiana – Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino
Stefano Trucco – President, Conservation and Restoration Center “La Venaria Reale”
Alberto Brugnoni – Founding and Managing Partner of the Associazione per lo Sviluppo di Strumenti Alternativi e di Innovazione Finanziaria (ASSAIF)

Organised by:

Comune di Torino – Gabinetto della Sindaca – Relazioni Internazionali e Progetti Europei
ASSAIF – Associazione per lo sviluppo di strumenti alternativi di innovazione finanziaria (Milano)