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Researcher and Advisor with offices in Milan and Rome, MD and Owner of ADM-EA Consulting, President of Asian Studies Group studies centre focused on east Asia, professor and master 's module coordinator at New Institute for International Business of Milan, talents management studio's director, artistic producer and business mediator for eastern asia markets, bachelor degree in cultural an linguistic mediation (japanese and chinese languages and cultures, specialization in marketing and company law in China, already in charge of several internazionalization's programs of european SMEs in Japan in collaboration with Japan External Trade Org.

Filofono by Alessio de Stefano got special mention at YDD2018 in Osaka

The great success of Youth Design Day 2018 in Japan for Switch on Your Creativity (5th Edition) at the Italian Institute of Culture in Osaka, allows us to appreciate and enhance with greater force the creative results obtained by our designers selected during Milan Design Week 2018.

Among all, a special mention should be given to Alessio de Stefano and his work “Filofono”.

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COVER WEBAlessio, more than anyone else, managed to express and apply the concept of eco-sustainability to a design work. His idea was born from the intention of creating something that was aesthetically satisfying but with a romantic and vintage touch, and that could be useful at the same time to the modern and technological world of today.

His project is a mobile amplifier whose effectiveness has already been fully tested at the Italian Institute of Culture in Osaka, where it will continue to be on display until November 13th.

Conceived as a design tool that is not too invasive, its traditional wooden color contrast with modern dark and grey amplifiers, trying to visually represent the strong contrast between tradition and modernity with which it was conceived.
It deserves to be mentioned because the eco-sustainable sensibility, demonstrated by the use of wood as a material, and the aesthetic-artistic sensibility, demonstrated by the curvy shape, reach a perfect harmony when, together, they recall the great tradition of Italian craftsmanship.

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However, in this case, tradition is not synonymous with backwardness. Despite being an object that, by the will of its creator, has an aesthetic touch aimed at recalling nostalgia and tradition, it is not fossilised in old-fashioned and old use, but rather looks to the future, trying to be useful for that age group that more than others is better able to live and express the violent changes that take place within our society, caused first of all by the rapid technological evolution.

An instrument suitable for youth and modern technology but that will be never unloaded. Being a natural amplifier, it does not require electricity, thus being further eco-sustainable. Filofono tries to demonstrate how useful it can be to return to the artisanal workforce and to discover new uses that materials considered no longer modern can still offer.

Tradition and Innovation are the values ​​we want to exalt through Switch On Your Creativity and Alessio De Stefano has fully succeeded in developing them. We hope that Youth Design Day in Japan has given Alessio De Stefano and other young designers the tools and support needed to express their creativity in the field of Design.

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Youth Design Day in Japan, official logo presentation in Osaka

The opening of #DesignAndPlanet exhibition in Osaka at Italian Institute of Culture represents great opportunity for us to introduce the official logo that will follow contents promoted through Switch on Your Creativity’s platform concerning design, in particular those projects that will introduce creative industry’s contents from Milan to the international scenario.

We are proud, after five editions mainly managed to collect and support projects in Europe, to develop a new communication tool that can identify and boost youth creativity in Asia starting from Japan, country that always recognised in Milan an important city for creative industry and in particular for contemporary arts and design.

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The logo’s design represents two circles with open spaces that allow inter-actions between two dimensions, the creative and functional dimensions, because the perspective we want to follow is always something that allow contemporary society to get benefit from design and creativity side to  improve concretely some aspects of daily life.  The colours of course are the same of Switch on Your Creativity’s logo because #YDD is part of the platform we created to boost and promote youth creativity between Europe and Asia.

The presentation will take place today at Festival Tower in Nakanoshima at Spazio Arte managed by Italian Institute of Culture in Osaka during the opening of the exhibition we introduced from April to July through our digital channels (blogsite, social networks, webtv). #DesignAndPlanet, perspectives for sustainability promotes for the first time ever in Japan profiles of designers from Europe and Asia who joined last Milan design Week  on april 2018 and  it shows well detailed projects described on 18 panels and short movie subtitled in japanese. As we do every year we select also one important partnered centre among academies and universities to provide some joint- contents for our mission. For this edition we’ve chosen  IED Istituto Europeo del Design (european design institute) that presented works of some students collected in specific sections of the exhibition.

The municipality of Osaka is Twinned City with Milan and candidate for being designated the city of the next World Expo 2025. For us this frame has an important meaning if we consider that Switch on your Creativity was born on 2013 as creative contest in behalf of promotion of Milan Expo 2015 that officially patronised two edition of our contest, including the second that has taken place during the year of EXPO in Milan.

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Yesterday the project has been introduced in Japan to Osaka City Government directly to the Director for Business and International Promotion Economic Strategy Bureau at the presence also of representation of Comune di Milano (Milan City Government) and the director if Italian Institute of Culture. The meeting pointed out a preliminary cooperation’s schedule to develop Design as important content of our mutual agenda for the next year.

#DesignAndPlanet, perspectives for sustainability is hosted at Spazio Arte until 12 of November. Introduction on official website by Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Italian Institute of Culture in Osaka

Lightness is Jazz Wave, from Milan “Switch ON” continues internationally for summer, next stop Malta.

Summer is coming and Switch on Your Creativity 4th edition is ready to introduce a new serie of life performances as main activity for music section of our incubator for youth creativity.

Thanking Garden Blaze Talents Management Studio in Milan, as sponsor, we are glad to announce the prosecution of open call for musician for special project that will involve italian performers into three months schedule in Malta starting from July 2017.

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In cooperation with most important venue for Live Jazz in the island we are going to introduce musicians and singers who will promote italian creativity on international scenario joining high level’s live music community.

As incubator for youth participation into cross cultural artistic projects we are glad to offer a concrete opportunity for summer time. It doesn’t mean only a job placement but it’s also the way to receive promotional services and post-production’s support as professional service offered for free because managed as Switch on Your Creativity’s official contents.  As part of our incubator’s activity wet will follow the performers during their show and we’ll do our best to spread the voice about their involvement.

The bridge Milan – Malta represents a great occasion for a meeting as #ereditàexpo #expolegacy after Milano EXPO 2015 and a great welcome for more intense cultural cooperation in terms of participation and mutual cooperation. We would like to remind that on 2018 Valletta it will be European Capital of Culture and we are sure that introducing this important event with the right step means a successful strength point for both of us.

If you wanna join to our Jazz in the Air in Malta – Summer Jazz please contact directly Garden Blaze Talents Management.

 

 

Creativity is Discovery – the 4th edition 2017

Switch on Your Creativity has become concretely a real cross cultural and well framed accelerator for youth creativity and it’s ready to sustain many projects for the next year introducing Milan as preferential frame to develop international contents on diversified creative sections with the topic “Creativity is Discovery”

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20161012_195035_014For the new edition the Charter of Values for Youth Creativity created on 2015 during Milan EXPO still represents the core-contents of the initiative. For 2017 these values will be officially introduced during two important partnered events abroad: the Italian Film and Arts Festival of Seoul and during first edition of Milan Osaka Youth Creativity Day promoted by  our organization Asian Studies Group in collaboration with Italian Institute of Culture in Osaka. At the same time these international events will be preferential occasion to present and promote some creative contents approved and presented in Italy during the 4th edition on 2017.

Switch on Your Creativity  started as international contest promoted on 2013 by Asian Studies Group in occasion of Milano EXPO 2015 but from last edition has become a multi-platform incubator with many activities realized with introduction of experts, supporters, funds, locations and services.

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The current edition includes six different sections where it’s possible for youth creative personalities (individuals, organizations, schools, associations, foundations etc) to present initiatives that concern cross cultural dimension (like europe and asia on dialogue and mutual cooperation or comparison between europe and asia) and follow  the principles of our Charter of Values for Youth Creativity.

We’ll consider the initiatives that include the following elements for those concerns creative elements

  • contemporary art & photography
  • music
  • innovation
  • short movie
  • fashion & design
  • show & dance

As part of our NPO’s activity we examine all the requests of support for the realization of the projects  and we select those meet our feasibility ‘s scheme according with sponsors and institutions interested to follow specific contents.

In particular, contact us to present your artistic and creative project to be realized in Milan if you need

  • Promotion
  • Services (concept, production, post production)
  • Location
  • Management
  • Interpreters
  • Funding and Production
  • Counseling
  • Improvement of attendance
  • Support to introduce and realize the same project abroad (East Asia)

20161012_195432_006For 2017 our organization Asian Studies Group decided to inaugurate a new platform called Force for Creativity, Art and Innovation. The fund consist of amount collected basically by annual membership subscriptions or sales of services made by our organization. First of all the fund support the organization of conclusive Gala Night when some projects receive special mention for particular costitutive factors and “The international dialogue between cultures, Europe and Asia on dialogue” Award is assigned. Beyond that the fund is also a collector for sponsors or institutions that want to support our mission.

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Fill the form to contact our staff if you want to cooperate with us and start being part of the creative network of operators who choose to cooperate in Switch on Your Creativity. Your iniziative will be examined and classified to join our 4th edition.

Milan and Creativity: International Dialogue between Cultures Award 2016

The Charter of Values for Youth Creativity inaugurated during Milano EXPO 2015 is our guidance to develop, promote, realize and finally judge creative contents for our international contest.

For the third edition, just celebrated few days ago in Milan at Novotel Milano Nord Ca’ Granda, we decided to present a selection of projects have been considered very   important according with four core-points of our charter.

Beyond introducing officially the six categories that will characterize Switch on your creativity by now (Contemporary Art, Music and Show, Short Movie, Creative Composition, Fashion & Design, Creativity as Innovation for Companies)  we assigned three different  awards to creative projects supported by our format and that have been considered fully connected with our cross cultural aims.

Because of the origin of our incubator for youth creativity and our intention to promote at the same time the contents, the supporters and the city (Milan), all the projects that we introduce have taken place in Milan during the last year of activity (from september 2015 until summer 2016)

Contemporary Art Section – supported by Fondazione Luciana Matalon

Europe Asian on Dialogue – International Dialogue Between Cultures, best project for full correspondence  with the contest’s topic to:

Collettivo C13 with De Rerum Mirabilia 

(Italy- Japan’s cooperation)

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Show & Dance – supported by Novotel – Accor Hotels

Europe Asian on Dialogue – International Dialogue Between Cultures,  assigned for best involvement of youth participation to:

Asia Dance Voice Contest – Soul Art Company

(Italy – France – Korea’s cooperation)

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Europe Asian on Dialogue – International Dialogue Between Cultures,  assigned for best cross cultural content for Europe-Asia relations to:

Europe & Asia in Music – supported  by Expoincittà and managed by Garden Blaze Talents Management 

(Italy, China, Japan, Korea’s cooperation)

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For the third edition we decided to assign the award for best supporter of Youth Creativity in Milan, JAL – Japan Airlines that is continuously supporting us as sponsor from the first edition.

“thanking to support our projects, travels and dreams between Europe and Asia”

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During the Gala Night,  Ms. Elena Negri received the Best Supporter Award

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During the Gala Night we presented also other projects and creative contents and we mentioned new guidelines for development of new edition that will be presented until the end of 2016  with official introduction of institutions and partners.

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The Gala Night – Live Performance Redsky & Butoh Dance

As we mentioned in the previous post the third edition of Switch on Your Creativity is going to get conclusion in the Gala Night on 12 of October 2016 but our incubator for youth creativity in Milan is collecting already lot of enthusiasm and proposals for the new edition.

That’s why we decided to invite some special guests during the Gala Night to celebrate special performances that will introduce new perspective of creative projects between Europe and Asia for the next edition 2017.

For Music and Show section we are very glad to present first ever in institutional event  in Milan the music performance of Redsky  with “Butoh Dance Contribute” by  Marek Janson Islaib.

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Switch on Your Creativity examined contents and creative profile of this italian artist and considering the large number of followers who are constantly appreciating videos and online performances as long as youth participation on comments and  online creative campaigns boosted through Official You Tube Channel, it has been judged as innovative content for our Music & Show section.

Asian Studies Group decided to support the artistic project that will see Redsky protagonist in special tour with performances in Japan. As we’ve done for other artists we’ll propose some promotional opportunities between Milan and Japan to make the artistic experience of Redsky dynamic and successful as much as possible.

If you are a follower of Redsky’s channel you can apply for free ticket to join the Gala Night  and aperitif-dinner with performers. registration available at following link

https://www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-switch-on-your-creativity-3rd-edition-the-gala-night-in-milan-28315921684

Switch on Milan: our call for creative personalities

We still didn’t finish yet the third edition of our incubator for youth creativity and new projects are already taking off as part or our dynamic network of collaborations that make Milan as special place to boost and vitalyze creativity industry.

Just to mention some opportunities that we are going to promote for next months: creative campaigns for some cultural events as strategies for cross cultural marketing in behalf of some commercial players, International exhibition in Osaka for young talents with promotion and support of Ministry  for Foreign Affairs, creative viral marketing with cross media contents and storytelling for services agency, artistic involvement as consulting for promotional solutions, call for video contents for special section of Italian Film Festival in Seoul, exhibitions and cultural concepts from Europe boosted in one of most important galleries of Shanghai and much more.

Beyond these concrete working opportunities we also are going to improve our Fund for Arts, Creativity and Innovation that will support  creative personalties during their first step into public scene to promote their profile as long as their creative vision with inter-action of cultural industry.

Swith on your creativity third edition, the Gala Night in Milan on 12 of october is the perfect event to spread contents and protagonists from previous productions and start to focus on new opportunities.

From Friday 7th of october it will be possible for everyone who want to introduce personal creative profile and portfolio to us to reserve a special ticket for our event and join to direct meeting with organizers during the Gala Night. (at Novotel Ca Granda Milan)

The link for some special “Creative Free Tickets” will be showed as follows

https://www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-switch-on-your-creativity-3rd-edition-the-gala-night-in-milan-28315921684

– Stay tuned and join us to take your chance on being part of creative team will cooperate with us during next edition and for some specific working projects.