Wednesday 15 November 2017 ore 09:00 - 14:30

Culture and developmet: an Italo-Latin American perspective

MAXXI Auditorium – admission free

Diversity as the conceptual basis for development in the new millennium

In a world in continuous movement, in which one again we are debating confines, separations and dividing walls, the IILA, the International Italo-Latin American Organization, is organizing a seminar to encourage lateral thinking and an exchange of good practices, to tackle the issue from different and not solely geographical perspectives and to open a new window on Latin American culture.



Institutional Greetings:
Rosa Jijón Cultural Secretary of the IILA
Pietro Barrera Secretary General of the Foundation MAXXI
Cristina Eguizábal Mendoza the vice-president of the IILA and Ambassador of Costa Rica in Italy
Antonella Cavallari Director for the Countries of Latin America – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Antimo Cesaro Under Secretary of State – MiBACT

ORE 10:30

Luca Scarlini writer and dramatist

FIRST SESSION: Public Policy
Susana Baca singer and former Peruvian Minster of Culture
Ticio Escobar art critica and former Paraguayan Minister of Culture
Martina De Luca art historian and functionary with the MiBACT Directorate General for Education and Research, Studies Office
Osvaldo Salerno Director General of Cultural Heritage, Secretaría Nacional de Cultura de Paraguay
William Ospina writer – Colombia


SECOND SESSION: Cultural and creative industries?
Freddy Ñáñez poet and publisher, Presidente of FUNDARTE, City of Caracas – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Carmen Romero director of the Festival Internacional Santiago a Mil – Fundación Teatro a Mil, Chile
Pituka Ortega-Heilbron director of the Festival Internacional de Cine de Panamá
Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo contemporary art collector and President of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Trinidad Zaldívar head of the Cultural, Solidarity and Creative Affairs Division of the BID – Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (Inter-American Development Bank)


Donato Di Santo Secretary General of the IILA

The seminar has been organized within the ambit of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the IILA.