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Fashioning Spaces: SACI Students & the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

As part of SACI’s Interdisciplinary Collaborations with renowned museums in Italy, SACI students in the Fashioning Spaces program have created interactive works in collaboration with the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence.

During the Late Spring & Summer 2017 Terms, students in Fashioning Spaces program developed work based on “1927 The Return to Italy,” a year-long exhibition celebrating the 90th anniversary of Salvatore Ferragamo’s return to his homeland. The program approached the Ferragamo exhibition strategy and implementation of “1927 The Return to Italy” as a case-study for effective storefront and museum display and design. Students learned from SACI’s faculty members in Fashion DesignInterior DesignVisual Design, and Museology, and the Director of the Ferragamo Museum, Dr. Stefania Ricci, how to develop their own team-based designs for possible pop-up installations in Ferragamo’s flagship stores.

The resulting works ranged from interactive maps, videos, posters, apps, and projection mapping installations, combining mediums to represent the creative genius of Italian fashion icon and the importance of this renowned museum, focusing on brand identity challenges facing the museum today and how to incorporate new technologies into the museum experience.

Italy in Hollywood

For the upcoming 2018 program, students will work in-house with Museo Salvatore Ferragamo designers, historians, curators, and video/multimedia experts on projects relating to the museum’s May 2018 "Italy in Hollywood" exhibition. Students will have a unique opportunity to experience directly Museo Salvatore Ferragamo’s operations as they work with the museum’s administrators, who will provide guidance and act as clients. Multidisciplinary approaches will be utilized to assist in the creation and curation of the museum’s exhibition.

Fashioning Spaces is led by Camilla Torna, Director of the MFA in Communication Design program at SACI, and Maria Antonia Rinaldi, Director of the MA in Art History program.

Find out more about the Fashioning Spaces program.

 


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