On September 22, 2022 at 4:30 PM, IED Alumni gathers students, graduates and alumni of IED Roma to present the program that, for the first time in over 50 years, brings together in a single digital platform everything that has always made IED different: the relationships.
Elena Sacco, Director of IED Alumni Relations, presents the main features of iedalumni.com: job offers around the world, exclusive services and tools for IED graduates, and inspirational content such as projects and success stories.
Right after, three special guests, Alumni of IED Roma, will animate a panel discussion with the audience: Antonello Stornelli, 3D Artist for Disney and Emmy Award winner, Chompan Tononi, Copywriter at the multinational marketing services company McCann Worldgroup and Federica Nocita, Haute Couture Embroidery Manager for Valentino.
Immediately following the Q&A session, Antonello Stornelli will give a lectio magistralis for current and future students on the major American production companies Dreamworks, Disney and Netflix.
The reunion at IED Roma is part of a wider thee-days event in Rome that will also see other Alumni involved in important initiatives.
On September 21 the Festival of American Culture begins, organized by the Centro Studi Americani with the U.S. Embassy, IED Alumni and other historical institutions in the city such as Università Sapienza di Roma and John Cabot University. The relationships between the U.S. and Italy and the mutual influences will be explored: from migrations to science, going through arts and crafts. Among the meetings and exhibitions at the Centro Studi, there is also the panel "Italian creativity rocks in the USA" at 5:30 PM: as speakers, creative talents graduated from IED who found a landing place on American soil, such Antonello Stornelli himself, but also Davide Vismara, Creative Director of Huge Inc and Gabriel Zangari, Design and Managing Director of Design Group Italia based in New York.
And finally, Friday September 23 will be dedicated to "Hollywood on the Tiber", the experience designed by IED Alumni and Italo Marseglia, fashion designer graduated in IED Roma and founder of his own slow couture brand. "Holywood on the Tiber", which is free of charge and open ONLY to IED Alumni, is a guided journey through the iconic places in the capital that made the history of Italian cinema during the Fellini's and Hollywood divas' golden age: Tevi Fountain, Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, but above all the ateliers that created the timeless gowns of the stars, such as Atelier Gattinoni and the Fontana Foundation.