1-54 is excited to announce its collaboration with Istituto Marangoni for 1-54 Marrakech 2024. Join us for a talk on ‘Art and Fashion: Weaving Heritage into Aesthetics’ organized by Istituto Marangoni at La Mamounia Business Center on Saturday, February 10th, at 11 am. The talk will be followed by a networking session and cocktail reception at La Mamounia’s Moroccan restaurant at 12:30 pm. Book you spot HERE.
What constitutes the core mission of Istituto Marangoni and how does the institution actively pursue and embody this mission in its various educational and cultural initiatives?
Specialised in providing higher education in the fields of fashion, design and art, Istituto Marangoni focuses on a practical teaching approach, based on didactic projects developed in cooperation with leading luxury brands. The pillar of Istituto Marangoni’s unique educational method lies in its Italian identity, a combination of craftsmanship, technique, a well-developed sense of aesthetics, and business acumen. Internationalism is another invaluable asset for Istituto Marangoni, offering its students the opportunity to live a global experience, with schools in Paris, Milan, Florence, London, Dubaï, Mumbai, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Miami. Academic Courses include extra-curricular activities, industry projects, workshops on specific subjects, seminars, lectures with VIP guests, showroom and museum visits, as well as guidance and assistance in international competitions, shows, career fairs, awards, and scholarships, plus a variety of student social events.
Can you share specific details about the upcoming talk organised by Istituto Marangoni in collaboration with the 1-54 Art Fair? What thematic aspects will be explored during the talk, and how does the event reflect the school’s dedication to nurturing cultural dialogue and fostering a deeper understanding through the medium of art?
Reflecting our core DNA, this talk on “Art and Fashion: Weaving Heritage into Aesthetics” explores how the fusion of art and fashion enriches our cultural heritage and contemporary aesthetics. Creation is a by-product of human societies: there is no civilization in history who didn’t imprint their environment with their own vision of beauty through architecture, everyday or unique objects, and, substantially, art. This human need is common, but individual to every time place and society, and down to each single person, the drive to answer the eternal questions “who am I” “where do I come from” and “why am I here” always finds a way of expression that can span from symbolic to mundane means, through the uniquely personal voices of artists, but also the simple choice of everyday clothes. Art-to-look and Art-to-wear are two facets of this same human need, deeply rooted in tradition and history, ever-evolving with time and experience, weaving the rich tapestry of meaningful aesthetics.
What significance does Morocco hold for Istituto Marangoni, and why is it considered important for the institution to have a presence in the country? Are there specific goals or strategies in place to contribute to the local artistic and educational landscape?
Morocco holds a special significance for us, as it represents a vibrant intersection of diverse cultural influences and artistic expressions. And the current dynamic energy permeating the Moroccan artistic scene makes this moment particularly compelling for us.Our presence in the country underscores our commitment to fostering a global perspective in fashion and art education. We aim to contribute to the local artistic and educational landscape by engaging in meaningful collaborations, nurturing talent, and creating opportunities for talents.