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ITALIAN ISLAMIC HERITAGE: TWELVE CENTURIES OF CONNECTIONS, Turin, 14 October 2017

A journey through the Islamic historical-artistic-architectural heritage existing in Italy, to tell the intertwined stories between Christianity and Islam, and between the West and the Orient through a series of engaging iconographies.

Today, the valorization of the cultural heritage is a privileged asset for sustainable development, tourism and innovation of any country. The ‘design for heritage’, together with restoration and conservation activities, and the implementation of good practices of participation and inclusion, can offer the means to network and make this unfamiliar heritage available to the public.

Keywords: beauty, curiosity, intercultural bonds, Islam.

The conference is part of the Turin Islamic Economic Forum (TIEF), the ongoing project shared by the City of Turin, the Turin Chamber of Commerce, the Turin University and ASSAIF. TIEF activities aim to promote initiatives and events related to Islamic economy for integration, and economic and social development of the city of Turin.

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Piero della Francesca, ‘La città ideale’, Italy XVI century