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June 10, 2021

Advancing on the Italian Design Days in Georgia

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design took part in the event Advancing on the Italian Design Days in Georgia, organized by the Embassy of Italy in Tbilisi and the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) Desk

Within the framework of the event, that brought again to Georgia the excellence of Italian architecture and design for the first time since the pandemic, on June 22nd the IED Art Director Giovanni Ottonello held a virtual lecture entitled “The ideal future”

Delivered online in English language, the lecture attracted a wide international audience, while at the same time being streamed at the offline location of the event in Tbilisi, where the IED Representative in Georgia Tamar Jaginova was present.

Moreover, during the opening ceremony of the event the winners of the Photo Contest “L’italianità in Georgia” (“The Italian spirit in Georgia”), launched by the Embassy of Italy in Tbilisi in collaboration with IED, were announced: 

Nino Zakaraia – IED prize: a 100% scholarship for a Summer Course at IED Italy in 2022
Nicolo Vincenzo Malvestuto – Jury prize: a made in Italy professional photography kit 

Among the many and much appreciated works received, the jury has decided to award those that, thanks to their effectiveness and originality, best managed to represent the artistic and cultural ties between Italy and Georgia.