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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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THE YOUTH DESIGN DAY IN JAPAN 2018: INCOMING NEWS!

From next Monday, you will discover the names of the designers whose projects have been selected to participate to our contest The Youth Design Day 2018 in Japan!

Their works will be officially presented during the Italia Amore Mio! festival in Nagoya.

The names, together with the projects concept, will be showed every week.

All the designers will be presented with their works through video-interviews, images, and lot of other contents.

To stay always up-to-date to the projects that will fly to the exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute in Osaka, follow us here and on our Facebook-page:

https://www.facebook.com/switchonyourcreativity/

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

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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