Homo Faber celebrates contemporary craftsmanship at 2024 edition

10 JUL 2024

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At Homo Faber 2024: The Journey of Life, taking place in Venice from September 1st to September 30th, visitors will be taken on a journey through a human life, exploring life’s standout moments and everyday simplicities through the lens of craftsmanship.

Meaningful milestones will be celebrated with special objects handcrafted by skilled artisans according to specific techniques. From childhood to travel, romance to dreams, Homo Faber 2024 will showcase the craftsmanship behind the objects that accompany life’s most precious moments.

Luca Guadagnino and architect Nicolò Rosmarini will bring their vision and creativity to the art direction of this event. Exploring and developing The Journey of Life, a concept by Hanneli Rupert (Vice Chair of the Michelangelo Foundation), their staging will immerse visitors in a rich human narrative that weaves its way through Fondazione Giorgio Cini located on San Giorgio Maggiore island, in Venice. It is a unique opportunity to visit the magnificent spaces of this world-renowned cultural institution, a long term partner of the Michelangelo Foundation.


Exceptional scenography, bespoke handmade creations and live artisan demonstrations will make Homo Faber 2024 a truly sensory voyage. Inspired by the ten themes which articulate The Journey of Life, the showcase will unveil hundreds of outstanding handcrafted objects made by talented artisans from all over the world, highlighting the diverse skills, techniques and innovative approaches behind their creations.

A special selection of bespoke experiences encompassing craftsmanship, entertainment and gastronomy are available to book in advance. Beyond the walls of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, the hidden gems of Venice will be revealed through Homo Faber in Città, a programme developed in partnership with Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, with the support of Cartier, and in collaboration with prestigious Venetian institutions. Participants can discover as many as 70 ateliers, offering a new way to visit the city.

Discover more on homofaber.com

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About Homo Faber

Homo Faber 2024: The Journey of Life takes place in Venice from 1 to 30 September. It is the third edition of Homo Faber Biennial, a celebration of contemporary craftsmanship curated by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, a non-profit institution based in Switzerland, which champions craftspeople worldwide with the aim of promoting a more human, inclusive and sustainable future. homofaber.com

About Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte

Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte is an institutional partner of Homo Faber 2024, playing a pivotal role in the development of Homo Faber in Città. Based in Milan, it promotes cultural, scientific and educational initiatives for the protection and diffusion of artistic crafts and its purpose is to rescue them from the threat of extinction by fostering a “new Renaissance”. fondazionecologni.it

About Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Fondazione Giorgio Cini, established in 1951, is a unique treasure chest of literary, artistic, musical and archival treasures. Based on San Giorgio Maggiore island in Venice, it is a meeting point of different cultures and ideas, a place for humanistic research and the dissemination of knowledge. cini.it