Italian Book Capital 2022 : Ivrea

Ivrea has been selected as the Italian Book Capital 2022. It follows on from Vibo Valentia in 2021.

The mayor of Ivrea, which is close to Turin said, “[It’s] A great opportunity for the area. We will network on the themes of reading and culture.” The Ivrea project is based on Olivetti’s concept of “Community.” It beat rivals from Aliano, Barletta, Costa di Rovigo, Nola, Pistoia, Pescara, and Pordenone.

The Ivrea Project

The jury, headed by Marino Sinibaldi president of the Centre for Books and Reading, was convinced by Ivera’s avant-garde cultural project.

Ivrea said it wants to become a place of experimentation for the enhancement of reading. They imagine the book as the starting point of knowledge, learning and development. In the proposal, based on Adriano Olivetti’s project, they see the book alongside the economy, cultural, social, and urban growth of the territory.

It is an idea of the future that the ministerial commission rewarded for the ability to network multiple energies from all over the territory. For imagining  a future of books and reading that includes digital dimensions of the cultural experience.

Sinibaldi said “All the cities presented very interesting projects and it was difficult to choose. We judged them on the basis of quality, originality, but also the ability to innovate and propose new elements.”

For additional details: Italy News Online