The Michelangelo Foundation proudly presents Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future

An unprecedented, spectacular celebration of the very best in European craftsmanship.
From 14 to 30 September 2018 at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on San Giorgio Maggiore Island in Venice, Italy.

Homo Faber, a major cultural exhibition dedicated to European craftsmanship, aims to put fine craftsmanship on the global map and increase recognition and visibility for master artisans.

The exhibition will bring together a vast range of materials and disciplines, from jewellery to bespoke bicycles, from the rarest artisanal techniques to some of the most iconic examples of the finest European workmanship.

Artisans will be present throughout the exhibition, giving visitors the opportunity to observe first-hand their skilled work in real time. The exhibition stretches over a number of magnificent spaces throughout the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.

Created by a hand-picked team of world-class designers, curators and architects which includes names such as Michele de Lucchi, Stefano Boeri, India Mahdavi, Judith Clark, Jean Blanchaert and Stefano Micelli, has come together to imbue the exhibit with untold imagination and energy.

Scheduled to overlap with Venice’s acclaimed Biennale of Architecture, the exhibition will be an important complementary offering for international tastemakers and influencers.

“Homo Faber is an expression that was first coined during the Renaissance and it captures and celebrates the infinite creativity of human beings,” Johann Rupert, Co-founder of the Michelangelo Foundation says,“The exhibit will provide a panoramic view of European fine craftsmanship but it will nevertheless have a singular undercurrent: what human beings can do better than machines.”

“We chose Venice for this exhibition not only because it is a bastion of culture and a place of unequalled beauty,” Franco Cologni, Co-founder of the Michelangelo Foundation explains, “but also because Venice is today and has always been a European hub for exchange and connection internationally.”

The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is an international, non-profit institution based in Geneva, Switzerland that celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design.

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