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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.

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.

 

Plan of Milan for Creativity as Innovation, opportunity for StartUp Companies

One of the features of new edition of Switch on your Creativity goes beyond creativity as generally known. Our project has grown during Milano EXPO 2015 and has become a concrete opportunity to improve skills on continuous stimulus for that concerns our “Charter of Values for Youth Creativity”; if we consider creativity as fundamental for innovation and in particular for those companies that make innovation as core aspect in their structure we easily find a common point of joint between creativity and start up companies.

That’s why for current edition we decided to focus on creativity in wider perspective including also creativity as winning feature for start up companies in comparison with traditional productive and business environment.

For this reason during “Switch on Your Creativity 2015 / 2016 –  The Gala Night in Milan” fixed for 12 of October at Novotel Ca’ Granda, beyond presentation of creative project that made possible the establishment of new start up company operating from Milan on chinese market in field of services and communication, we are going to launch a new platform that will support during next edition the selection of innovative concepts that will get concrete benefits offered by partnered organizations operating with specialistic services for internationalization of start up companies towards two macro-areas (USA and China).

cdc_promos_4col_hThis venture “Plan of Milan for Creativity as Innovation” promoted by Asian Studies Group for Switch on Your Creativity has become possible with collaboration of strategical partners operating on services for internationalization,  startup environment as long as innovation and digitalization: Promos (special agency for internationalization, part of Chamber of Commerce of Milan) in collaboration with NIBI – New Institute for International Business of Milan will offer to start up companies from Milan’s area an exclusive opportunity to get selected and join to executive training and correlated services for internationalization, Italia Start Up, national association for start up companies and Netcomm, Consortium for e-commerce will organize an open call for “Plan of Milan for Creativity as Innovation” among startup companies scenario.

The companies will have opportunity to communicate in special occasion in front of specialists and institutional partners their businesses and put on focus the creative features that characterize their strategies, products or services. It won’t be only networking and promotional day, but the occasion is functional to select attendants to special programme managed by Promos and NIBI that will offer to companies to qualify their business for internationalization’s perspectives.

This opportunity well represents the realization of intents introduced by Charter of Values for Youth Creativity presented  by our organization during Milano EXPO 2015 to representatives from Milan City, Lombardia Region, Chamber of Commerce and Milano EXPO.

Further details about “Plan of Milan for Creativity as Innovation”  as part of Switch on your Creativity 2016 / 2017 will be announced during the Gala Night  and through our official communication’s channel and partners.

Korean Wunderkrammer chooses Milan

Korean Wunderkammer by Orange Bridge, a Korean art movement created in Milan, has been selected as a creative project for art section in the third edition of the Switch On Your Creativity, “Kaleidoscope Nature, Man at the Mirror”. The Collective exhibition that presents artworks by more than 150 contemporary korean artists, sums up very well  the concept of research on the nature of art, the human society, as well as the relationship between cultural traditions of origins and insights from the West.

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Over twenty artists under 35 years old are participating in the group’s exhibition  and they are strengthening a well framed dialogue focused on youth participation that brings Korea close to Milan as the European capital of creativity (as defined officially by Minister of Industry Trade and Energy of Republic of Korea in Milan during the 130th anniversary of bilateral relations Italy Korea in June 2014) .

The exhibition “Korean Wunderkammer”  will take place at Fondazione Luciana Matalon on 7 of July.  It perfectly represents an equilibrated synthesis of Asian and Western dialectic and offers a contemporary sight through millenary culture. In these pieces, the national artistic soul meets the influences from west, and the tradition reinvents itself with new experiments.

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This collective exhibition is like a call back to the roots, to the cultural fundamentals deeply shaken by radical economic, social and political changes that brought Korea on international scene. However, the exhibited works are like a pragmatic tale, more than a traditional one, where artists bring out a silent awareness and attitude, and are looking to rediscover their history and original individuality.

The journey through the “windows of curiosity“, typical European collecting, thrills in this “Korean” re-reading and stimulates the need for a comparison that is never satisfied when it comes to mutual understanding and inspiration.

Milan and Chinese Creativity: “SENZA” The New Fashion Brand

We are pleased to announce a new entry for Fashion & Design Section of our international contest about Creativity developed by Asian Studies Group.

CM Design studio founded by Jin Ma from Nanjing and Chen Bi Hong from Hunan in Milan is the new joiner of the contest Switch on Your Creativity for fashion & design section. In fact these two young chinese creatives are producing the  first collection of new fashion brand created following our topic “Kaleidoscopic Nature”.

This experience also realizes a concrete perspective of cross-cultural cooperation about creative industry in Milan exactly as promoted by our Charter of CM studio logoValues for Youth Creativity.

jin ma greyThese two designer studied in Milan (IED and Domus Academy) after some international experiences (in Japan) and they want to pursue a creative study about fashion keeping clear perception of that home country represents for them as much as they feel italians for those aspects that concern style and way of living.

The observers of Asian Studies Group who confirm the pertinence of each creative proposal coming for the third edition of the contest, accepted to include the kick start of “SENZA” , the new fashion brand developed by CM Design, into official promotion of the creative contents for fashion and design section that are competing for the “International Dialogue among Cultures Award” by Switch on Your Creativity.

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The new “SENZA”  collection for woman consist of 17 articles, the number 1 in chinese numerology represent the origin of everything with important connection with nature and 7 in biblic and western tradition got lot of meanings about man and his relation with God. As cross cultural conjunction between Italy and China through Fashion could be perfectly represented by number 17.

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The official presentation of SENZA collection in Milan will take place in special location supported by our organization and it will be not only a glamorous event in perfect fashion night’s style typical of Milan but it will be the perfect occasion to present the deep study senza studio orangeamong shapes, colors and technique and it will reveal the presence of dynamic generation of chinese people who are anxious to be part of our Made in Italy system. They started as students but now they are approaching professional life in Milan and they wanna be part of the italian excellences.

For this first collection the research has been focused on “body links”,  well framed analysis of those parts, shapes, configurations specifically owned by nature and at the same time developed in different ways for the human sphere, it’s something that keep natura and humanity well connected like common genoma: Keep the act of the nature on pursuing your daily style

Because we love to sustain cross cultural creativity when it represents a positive and concrete improvement for our city and country we definitely want to be part of this new venture.

Stay tuned for more info about official presentation of SENZA in exclusive for Switch on Your Creativity.

 

Performing with creativity: the Asian Dance & Voice Contest in Milan

The third edition of Switch On Your Creativity  is a platform to develop and promote well framed creative and dynamic contents concerning cross cultural dialogue on topic titled “kaleidoscopic nature”.

As we have already introduced on informative page of this website, for the current edition we decided to select contents, events and projects following six different categories.

Today we are pleased to mention one important event that has been selected by our organization to join our Switch on your Creativity as official nominee for Music, Dance and Show Section .

The first Asian Dance & Voice Contest organized by Soul Arts Company in cooperation with cultural association Motofumetto, promotes youth creativity through  music and dance from pop music tradition from  Korea, China and Japan.

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The show takes place in Milan at Teatro Menotti on 2nd of April from 10 am and will host groups of guys and girls from every part of Italy whom will “fight” performing with K-pop, J-pop and C-pop.

Italian and Asians living in Italy will try to create  original choreographies dancing and singing in different languages.

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The project has been selected for this edition of Switch on Your Creativity cause it totally embraces some crucial points of our Charter of Value for Youth Creativity, in particular those aspects that concern cross culture and international cooperation and dialogue sustained with modern tools among young people.

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Then it matches also with our topic “Kaleidoscopic Nature, man at the mirror” because of the liaison that dance and music can figure out for some introspective elements. Sometimes dancing and music represent an important way to explore human feeling, on giving voice to personal dreams or to express hope and energy for better future, especially among young people.

We wish all the best and good luck to these young performers and we are pleased to invite you to join the show in Milan!

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Music Section Launched: Europe & Asia in Music

Europe and Asia in Music – created and produced by Asian Studies Group (studies centre for oriental languages and cultures) as part of fund called ASIAc3 – represents a creative cross cultural platform to promote an aesthetic dialogue between western lyric scenario and contents selected from lyric tradition of Japan, China and Korea.

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The first edition of the project has been presented in Milano in the 2014 in cooperation with City of Milan as part of  “cultural revolution ” for high level’s artistic contents that have been shared in unusual space like Fabbrica del Vapore as part of “Urban Opera’s concept” wanted by Asian Studies Group

 

Now Europe and Asia in Music becomes part of our international contest and  in particular it represents the official launch for Music & Dance Section of third edition, promoted in Italy by Asian Studies Group to sustain the assignment of ” International Dialogue between Cultures – Award”.
Our contest has been referenced by EXPO 2015 and got support by some important groups like Enel, JAL, Philips, Samsung and during the second edition  it introduced also a new cooperation’s project developed by young artists from Italy and Asia: The Charter of Value for Youth Creativity
Europe and Asia in Music has been also approved by Lombardia Region and Province of Lodi as high value content of special  show promoted by Asian Studies Group about international creativity and cross cultures dynamics called “Cross Culture and Internationalism, energy for contemporary society” and sustained by fund in support of NPOs of the territory.
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The concert will take place in Lodi on 12th of December in the location of Choir in Santa Chiara Nuova – selected as “Discovered Treasures of Italy” by Touring Club Italia and offered by City of Lodi to our organization in behalf of sustaining the international contest Switch on Your Creativity 2016
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Garden Blaze Talents Management Studio from Milan cooperated in this initiative introducing profiles of noted exponents from opera music scenario from Italy and East Asia.
Singers and  Repertoire are available here

Mapping Korea – creative composition contest added in Switch on Your Creativity third edition

As part of Asian Studies Group’s activity our Fund for Youth Creativity developed ,during last years, many initiatives aimed to boost cross cultural relations on important themes. As you know Switch on Your Creativity with its award  called “International Dialogue Among Cultures” represents the best project sustained by our organization every year on international way.

For the third edition as you can see in the specific informative area of this website we decided to  host and sustain 6 different sections according with well framed creative categories.

Today we are proud to announce one project approved by our organization as content of Creative Composition Section in Switch on Your Creativity 2015 / 2016 – defined Mapping Korea, in cooperation with KSCPP which we already got nice cooperation last year

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Mapping Korea is a cultural laboratory that put focus on the personality of King Sejong the Great, and his crucial effort  in korean history for those aspects that concern the development and definition of own culture and tradition for korean peninsula.

Students of korean language and people interested on korean culture in Italy can read a book offered for free by KSCPP, partner and developer of the project, and after that have collected all info they needs they can prepare a composition of any nature about the mythical figure of King Sejong. Details about scholarships and awards and further info about the contest-  Mapping Korea are indicated on our ASG website

As follows a brief introduction made by Mr. Giancarlo Crocetti an italian representative of KSCPP living in USA.

KSCPP Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project is  non-profit organization that dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture. In appreciation of the United State’s support for Korea during the Korean War and in the years that followed, KSCPP began to introduce the history and culture of Korea in the United States in 2005.  We distribute free literature and give presentations at museums, universities, schools cultural organizations, and corporations, for those who are interested in learning not only about Korea, but also about its culture & art generally.

It is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers, and all literature and events are provided free of charge.

Throughout Korean history we many examples of creative thinking that brought to the scientific and artistic development with important contributions like the movable metal types in 1234 (200 years before Guttenberg’s type), unique astronomical charts, and culminating with the Hangul, the only alphabet in the world for which we know the author, date of invention, and the reasons behind the invention.

However, creativity in Korea is not only a fact of the past. Korea had to develop a creative culture in order to reemerge from the backdrop of a war that left everything in ruins. Only through their creative and imaginative minds and with hard work, described by scholars like Bruce Cumings as “worked their fingers to the bone to create the industrial country we now see”, they were able to become the industrialized nation that we see today.

It is with this spirit that KSCPP is honored to participate to the “Switch On Your Creativity” project and help new generations to develop that spirit of endurance, compassion, and devotion so distinctive of Korean culture that is part of any creative process.

De Rerum Mirabilia in Milan: great start for Switch on Your Creativity third ed.

After successful conclusion of second edition in June 2015 with assignation of awards at presence  of Milano EXPO 2015 and participation of many creative personalities from Europe and Asia for the short movie contest, we are really pleased to announce the development of new guideline for the third edition of Switch on your creativity 2015 / 2016

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According with fundamentals of charter of values for youth creativity presented during the second edition through official ceremony at presence of institutions, we decided to boost concretely an open call for producers and sponsors interested to take an important role in the contest not only for those elements may concern economic sustainment for our initiative ,but also as guidance for development of contents can be used as communication’s tools for sustainers on creative and innovative way with involvement of youth skills.

Asian Studies Group with well selected network of operators as foundations, companies, private funds and investors confirmed some well framed production’s series for youth creativity that will have the opportunity to contribute on making day by day Milan as european capital of creativity!

As follows six sections of production confirmed by Asian Studies Group as official categories for the third edition

Contemporary Art section

Fashion and Design  section

Short Movie  section

Creative Composition section

Music and Dance section

Creativity and Innovation for Entrepreneurship section

Each serie of contents will be produced with support and guidance of official tutors recognized among foundations, companies, private investors, twinned organizations. They will support the organizer to present topics and guidelines will be promoted to get cooperation of  creative personalities from Academies, Universities, Researchers, Associations, Artistic groups and Movements etc from Europe and Asia according with Asian Studies Group’s Fund for Arts and Creativity’s  with assignment of International Dialogue among Cultures Award and other official mentions / awards for each category.

Beyond some productions that will be included in each sections as previously mentioned, we’ll also  propose some topics following the fundamentals of charter of values,  these argumentations will become creative proposals to allow free participation to our contest with full expression of creative freedom by each participant.

Now, we are also pleased to announce the start of the third edition with production of de Rerum Mirabilia, ceramics exhibition with participation of italian and japanese artists.

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William Morris ‘Acanthus’ wallpaper, 1875.

The exhibition will be inaugurated on 15th of september at Fondazione Luciana Matalon in Via Foro Buonaparte 67 (vernissage 6 pm). The event is presented by Asian Studies Group in collaboration with Garden Blaze Talents Management and with sponsorship of Fondazione Luciana Matalon that is one of operators that sustain the charter of values and guide contents for contemporary art’s section for third edition of Switch on Your Creativity. The vernissage is also sponsored by Business Lunch.

De Rerum Mirabilia represents a cross cultural interpretation of essence of nature inspired by latin text of Lucrezio and well examined by japanese and italian ceramists (collettivo C13) through cultural and creative lens of high- sensitive perception about nature-humanity’s relation .  On saying that we should remember that japanese culture got well deep awareness of  nature’s aesthetic and essence in relation with human life.

Three ceramists will join our contest for Contemporary Art’s section of Switch on Your Creativity: Matteo Bagolin, Yuria Nishi and Yumiko Murata.

Stay tuned to see pictures and video of official opening if you cannot join us in Milan.