Franco Cologni and Johann Rupert, the co-founders of the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, are enthusiastically organising the big event in Venice “Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future”. This is the first large-scale exposition dedicated to high-level European craft mastery, a cultural happening of international relevance whose aim is the celebration of the best in contemporary and traditional artisanship. The focus at "Homo Faber" is the connection between ancient craft techniques and modern-day design. The exhibition route is a discovery trip through a wide range of arts and crafts, some of which are demonstrated in person by master craftspeople, others of which are shown through the sophisticated technology of virtual reality.

The event was presented to the press on 26 June at the Centro Svizzero in Milan, in the presence of important personalities from cultural sectors and institutions.

From 14 to 30 September 2018 at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, it will be possible to visit the large exhibition organised by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship. The displays include a broad selection of craft disciplines and the wide range of materials they use. Jewellery, custom-made bicycles, rare artisanal techniques and examples of the finest craftsmanship that can be found in Europe are on show. Each section was conceived by a different famous curator from Italy or abroad, including Stefano Boeri, Michele De Lucchi, Stefano Micelli and India Mahdavi, all under the coordination and direction of Alberto Cavalli, the director of the Cologni Foundation.