Italian Cultural and Entrepreneurship Summer Journey
Travel. Learn. Create.
10Full days of lessons and experiential workshops
1weekend of city experiences
Starting datesFrom May 20 to 31, 2019
Applications deadline: April 8, 2018
From July 22 to August 2, 2019
Applications deadline: June 10, 2018
Led by a team of expert professors and mentors, this 2-week Program allows students from all over the world to join us in Venice and experience the best Italy has to offer.
Connect with a community of thriving new startups, learn from true innovators and interact with artists and entrepreneurs.
We offer three complementary experiences, because there’s more than one way to redefine your future, whether you’re a tech pathfinder, a digital humanist or a bold dreamer.
This noncredit course is intended for university students and professionals who want to gain general knowledge, learn a new skill, upgrade existing skills or develop personal interests.
A certificate of completion and an Open Badge will be issued at the completion of the course.
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Teaching will be organized in 3 modules.
Module 1 is titled “Cultural Discovery” and it will provide a historic overview of Italian Cultural Heritage.
Module 2, “The Digital Humanist” makes students aware aware of the new creative professions: thanks to H-FARM’s case studies they will get some precious insights on the kind of skills needed to meet the market needs in terms of Digital Transformation.
With Module 3, called “Innovation Tour”, students will explore the “startup way of thinking”, living side-by-side with our startups and entrepreneurs.
1) Cultural Discovery
A site-sensitive, collaborative project: working with art collective Effetto Larsen, students will survey, collect, and map emotional memories connected to people and places they will visit, co-creating an artistic installation that reinterprets all the locations (and emotions) they have explored throughout their experience. Mnemosyne is therefore not only about cultural discovery, but also about the creative elaboration and exchange of perspectives.
“Made in Italy” Company Visit:
Students visit a pioneering company in the field of “Made in Italy” products (such as Illy, Luxottica, Ferrero), investigating the cultural meanings behind these products and the organizational and managerial aspects of running an internationally successful business.
WhaiWhai is a new way to discover a city through story and play. The game, triggered by a text message, leads students around Venice to discover up to 60 fascinating stories, in search of the long-lost Ruyi – Kublai Khan’s legendary scepter, brought to Venice by Marco Polo in the 13th century.
The Fab Verona:
Technologies are breathing a new life into Italy’s longstanding maker culture. Fab-labs, 3D printers and “artisans of the future” are making huge contributions to the world of quality Italian design and manufacturing. We will visit one of these new hubs, and students will engage in a printing workshop.
Students will discover the hidden secrets of Florence, its unknown gardens, the beauty of the Renaissance and compare them with Venice artistic and architectural achievements.
2) The Digital Humanist
BigRock Learning Experience:
Students explore our innovative school for computer graphics, concept art & VR, whose graduates end up working for renowned film studios such as Dreamworks and Pixar.
Digital Humanities in Venice and Milan:
Students will immerse in the innovative scenario of digital humanities in Venice and Milan, exploring the many ways technology can help archaeologists, historians, art curators, and other professionals in expanding and divulging humanistic knowledge.
Alternate Reality Games are a new creative medium blending digital and real life into an immersive narrative universe. Students will discover how H-FARM uses this medium to reshape corporate culture and motivate employees of its client companies.
Creative Careers in H-FARM:
Students will have a chance to know, mingle and interact in a structured way with H-FARM’s creative professionals (designers, art directors, content & project managers) to learn about opportunities for creative majors in the digital economy.
3) Innovation Tour
H-FARM Learning Experience:
Students explore the H-FARM ecosystem, getting to know startups and interacting with our community.
VR Projects in H-FARM:
Students learn about fringe innovation projects happening in H-FARM in the field of Virtual Reality technologies, and also get to experience some of them directly.
Personal Branding Workshop:
Students apply a typical startup framework to their personal lives, evaluating their potential and mapping opportunities for their own professional development.
A “matinée” in which exchange students can share their cultural discovery projects with the H-FARM community, enjoy some time together, and reflect on their journey.
For more information about the program contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From May 20 to 31, 2019
Applications deadline: April 8, 2019
From July 22 to August 2, 2019
Applications deadline: June 10, 2019
Led by a team of expert teachers and mentors, our 2-week Program allows students from all over the world to join us in Venice and experience the best Italy has to offer.
Connect with a community of thriving new startups, learn from true innovators and interact with artists and entrepreneurs. We offer three complementary experiences, because there’s more than one way to redefine your future, whether you’re a tech pathfinder, a digital humanist or a bold dreamer.