On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the city of Latina, the event to subscribe to International charter for artistic crafts By the Chamber of Commerce of Frosinone Latina and the trade associations: CNA Frosinone, CNA Latina, Confartigianato Frosinone, Confartigianato Latina, Confederation of Ciociari Artisans, Confederation of Italian Artisans Frosinone and Confederation of Italian Artisans Latina.
President of the Chamber of Commerce John Acampora: “Today we are all here together to sign the International Charter for Art Crafts, an initiative that I have promoted Center for artistic and traditional crafts in Tuscany (Artex), which was one of the main promoters of the creation of an international network of art crafts. This subscription represents the commitment of all of us to be part of an international circle that recognizes itself in the values of artistic craftsmanship and promotes its characteristics. A circle whose business lines are focused on the protection and promotion of domestic products not only in our territory, but also abroad. – commented President Acampora – In this formal framework there is a synergy, already initiated in 2019 by the Chamber of Commerce with the “MOSHI” project, which we intend to continue with the new planning “literal term. Connecting places and peopleA project, promoted by CNA Frosinone and Latina, which the organization I have the honor to represent, through the private information company, intends to support, because it contains all the essential requirements to give continuity to a concrete action that responds to the needs of the sector of excellence and because it comes from a long process of experiences in the field, Which combines experiences and skills. Baggage that should not be lost, because the regional identity that artistic craftsmanship can express represents a historical, cultural and economic value that must be preserved, valued and promoted. A term that represents a language rooted in the history of our villages and towns, our ancient workshops and crafts, which we have today a mission Translation through new forms of innovation, thanks to the contribution that design, digital technologies and communications can make. Show”.
After the intervention of President Sana Frosinone, Loreto Pantano: “The knowledge of the craftsmen of Lazio is still jealously preserved, especially in our provinces where it is still possible to find shops hosting elderly gentlemen stooped at the workbench. Indeed, in recent decades the traditional craftsmanship of Lazio has had a strong appeal for young people, who have seen in the meticulous production of objects and furnishings a major path for their professional realization, especially since the boundaries between craftsmanship and design have noticeably thinner. Concretely supporting the sector with targeted measures to avoid the loss of knowledge and skills that are part of our artistic and cultural heritage is a duty and a necessity. The aim of signing this important document is precisely this, with the aim of promoting “artistic” professions and traditional handicrafts, which represent the excellence of Made in Italy and express the identities and traditions of our lands.
On the same wavelength the words of the President Sna Latina, Joseph Cannavale: “As a craftsman and president of the CNA, I believe that the value and role of artistic craftsmanship should not be defended and promoted as it is today. In a historical moment characterized by extraterritorial economic forces, a system of production that attempts to replace human resources with machines, craftsmanship and in particular the element The artistic, a strong and solid anchor of the territory and the value of the people.As far as the international charter is concerned, we are talking about a document in which the guiding principles of artistic craftsmanship are dictated and brought together for universal recognition. The image of artistic craftsmanship can no longer be relegated to a folkloric element, on the contrary, it must be re-evaluated as a vector of new tourist and cultural flows. The signing of this exceptional document will allow a new impetus to be given to a sector that has not enjoyed the proper fame and recognition for a long time, with the aim of investing in training, research and innovation.”
Then he spoke during the conference Julius Iachetti, an award-winning Milanese design pioneer, who addressed issues related to constituent cities and historic cities by analyzing the relationship between design and regional identity. Together with the Project Curator, Architect Paolo Emilio Bellisariohe is The set of objects made for MOSHI has been previewed In collaboration with local artisan companies.
The event was also an opportunity to present the project Literal term. Connecting places and peoplealways by the architect Bellisario. The project, promoted by CNA Frosinone in collaboration with CNA Latina and implemented by the Frosinone Latina Chamber of Commerce, aims to regulate the assets of artisanal businesses and small enterprises located in the two regions and aims to create the basis for an awareness system on generational turnover as well as to facilitate the passage.
Signing the International Charter for Artistic Crafts
To seal the important appointment, among the satisfactory representatives of the trade associations concerned, the Signing the International Charter for Artistic Crafts in the presence of Sarah Biagiottithe Management Committee of Artex – Center for Artistic and Traditional Crafts in Tuscany – Promoter of the initiative:”With this important signature of the region, the Chamber of Commerce and Associations become part of our circuit by committing to respect the values of the charter, with the aim of promoting technical craftsmanship and creating an engine for the development of companies in the sector. An engine that gives them the opportunity to pass on the expertise of excellence to encourage generational turnover.” – commented Biagiotti.
An ambitious project with multiple purposes. Among them, the restoration of small industries in urban centers, as well as the desire to promote cooperation between crafts, design, art and cultural heritage supply chain; to favor the transmission of business and commerce; To give life to an articulated reality on a double track – training and factory – with the aim of continuing the ancient artisanal traditions, but also to conceive and experiment with innovations in the sector. The way is being prepared for the relaunch of handicrafts in the provinces of Frosinone and Latina. The journey has just begun.