If "emerging" countries become creative - Alessandro Benetton blog

If “emerging” countries become creative

January 14, 2014 in Economy

Say Africa (and more generally, developing countries) and you think of raw materials and low cost products. Or, alternatively, sunsets, unspoiled nature and picturesque landscapes.

Federculture Report: one year on

Federculture Report: one year on

September 25, 2013 in Economy

Federculture has recently published its 2012 report but this time the figures, a little surprisingly, compared to the steady growth of the previous years, are very bleak

Holi, colour and diversity: a “Benetton style” festival - Alessandro Benetton blog

Holi, colour and diversity: a “Benetton style” festival

March 28, 2013 in Philosophy

Today in India was the first day of a traditional Hindu festival that celebrates the end of winter and the start of spring: Holi, also known as the “festival of colour”

Cultural primaries: the beauty of participating

Cultural primaries: the beauty of participating

January 25, 2013 in Philosophy

A group of young people have come up with an admirable initiative, which has been adopted by FAI (the Italian Environmental Fund): the cultural primaries.

Culture can save us - The Alessandro Benetton blog

Culture can save us

July 10, 2012 in Economy

“In times of crisis, who would want to spend money on culture?” This is a phrase we hear often and it probably reflects what many people think. Fortunately, the exact...

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - the future is woman - The Alessandro Benetton blog

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: the future is woman

May 30, 2012 in Economy

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the President of Liberia (in her second term in office), Africa’s first woman head of state, the first coloured female head of state in the world and a recent recipient, at the end of 2011, of the Nobel Peace Prize