Benetton Group SRL has announced that -- following today’s Board of Directors meeting – Luciano Benetton has taken on the role of Executive Chairman. After handing over his responsibilities to the founder, Francesco Gori, Chairman since May 2016, will remain a director on the board and will soon be taking up a new position in another Edizione SRL-controlled company.
Meanwhile, recently Oliviero Toscani and Luciano Benetton took to the stage in the agora to introduce the new direction for Benetton’s cultural center. “My journeys in search of artists from all over the world taught me a lot”, Luciano Benetton said, “That’s why I feel at home here at Fabrica.”
Fabrica hosted a continuous cycle of events including conferences, performances, screenings, workshops, concerts and exhibitions on a variety of subjects, from poetry to politics, from food to spirituality and artificial intelligence. Among the first names were calligrapher Luca Barcellona, film director Andrea Segre, musician Michael Nyman, illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli, designer Patricia Urquiola and astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. There will also be four thematic festivals, the first one happening in Spring.