Brand New City
On October 23, 2018, it was inaugurated the exhibition Brand New City organized by Torino Urban Center Metropolitano in collaboration with TASO and Cittá di Torino, with the support of ICLEI and Eurocities and curated by Giulietta Fassino, Chiara Lucchini and Miguel Rivas. It aims to showcase relevant practices on city branding, featuring Liverpool, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Lyon, Vilnius, Berlin, Athens, Bologna, Genoa, Oslo, Naples and Porto, as well as to promote a reflection on the real meaning and scope of city branding. Most likely, it´s the first exhibition in Europe dedicated to this urban policy.
For the opening, a panel discussion was organized introduced and moderated by Miguel Rivas, with the participation of Suzanne Jameson from Liverpool City Council, Inga Romanovskiene, Director at GO Vilnius, Michele Pastore of Fondazione Innovazione Urbana di Bologna and #CUOREDINAPOLI promoter Alfredo Capuano.
In parallel to this event, we designed and conducted the 2-day workshop “Building up and Communicating Competitive Local Identities”, also with the purpose to ignite a discussion on the need for Torino to re-take an agenda on city branding & marketing. The workshop took place at the inspiring Talent Garden Fondazione Agnelli and brought together around 40 participants.