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Postponed to 2021 the event Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future. Living treasures of Europe and Japan

It's the announcement of the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship. The international cultural event dedicated to fine craftsmanship, which was planned to take place September 10 to October 11 2020 at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and was welcoming Japan as a guest of honour, will now return to Venice at a later date in 2021. This decision is due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The founding principle of Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future is to place the human, the man and the maker, at the very centre of the event. This includes protecting not just cherished livelihoods but human beings themselves. Therefore, we choose to put the safety and wellbeing of our master artisans and wider community first, and welcome a new event in 2021”, Johann Rupert, co-founder of the Michelangelo Foundation.   Signe Emdal, an artisan featuring in Pattern of Crafts, curated by designer Sebastian Herkner at Homo Faber (ph Signe Emdal, an artisan featuring in Pattern of Crafts, curated by designer Sebastian Herkner at Homo Faber (ph. Theis Mortensen - courtesy Michelangelo Foundation) "During the plague that took place in the 14th century, Giovanni Boccaccio wrote the Decameron, a timeless masterpiece of literature: a series of artful tales that sought to preserve a sense of beauty, of humanity, and of love. I am sure that in 2021, when the time comes, Homo Faber will contribute, too, to the telling of beautiful and authentic stories, to mark the renaissance of our world: the inspirational stories of master craftspeople. Homo Faber will once again be an opportunity to revel in beauty". Franco Cologni, co-founder of Michelangelo Foundation. (cover: Emma Bourke at work in her studio in Ireland - ph. Alice Ward - courtesy Michelangelo Foundation)  

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