Italian Design Day Seminar/Talk

The Department of Architecture in collaboration with the Italian Cultural
Institute hosted an in-presence Seminar on the occasion of the Italian Design Day
(IDD) on March 10 2023. The venue was ADD 6 th Year Studio. The theme of the
Seminar was “The quality that illuminates. The energy of design for people and
the environment”

Arch. Marco Carolei from Avanti Architecture Ltd delivered a lecture on “Light in
Architecture”. Other guest speakers were Dr. Elena Gallenca the Director, Italian
Cultural Institute and Prof. Fabio Santoni the Scientific Attaché Embassy of Italy.
Arch. Musau Kimeu and Arch. Mumbi Maina from the Department of Architecture,

University of Nairobi also delivered a lecture.

IDD is promoted and organized annually by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and International Cooperation as part of the BeIT and Vivere all’Italiana (The
Italian Way of Life) initiatives and by the Ministero della Cultura, thanks to the
contribution from Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea, in sinergy with
Fondazione ADI Collezione Compasso d’Oro, ADI Associazione per il Disegno
Industriale, ITA ICE Italian Trade Agency, Triennale di Milano, Salone del Mobile
Milano, Federlegno Arredo, Altagamma.

The Chairman, Department of Architecture thanked the Italian Embassy for
making the seminar possible and choosing the Department of Architecture,
University of Nairobi as the host.