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  • Returning to China: the New Year of the Dragon

    Returning to China: the New Year of the Dragon

    After years away due to pandemic border closures, returning to China held a special significance for me. Though a brief layover in Beijing in March 2022 was marred by visa issues, it hardly counted as a visit. This time, however, marked a quick business trip, focused on launching projects I had strategized for years, with…

  • From Cashless Wonders to Smart Cars: Unveiling China’s Digital Revolution

    From Cashless Wonders to Smart Cars: Unveiling China’s Digital Revolution

    Embarking on a brief business trip to Shanghai & Hangzhou, often hailed as the “Chinese Silicon Valley,” felt like stepping into a time capsule catapulting me a decade ahead. Despite my frequent visits to China pre-pandemic, it had been over five years since my last venture into this dynamic landscape. What I encountered during this…

  • CALCULATING EMPIRES

    CALCULATING EMPIRES

    The exhibition “Calculating Empires, A Genealogy of Technology and Power, 1500-2025” curated by researchers Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler at the Osservatorio of Fondazione Prada in Milan, exemplifies a focused inquiry into the current technological landscape, particularly artificial intelligence. The exhibition, 23 Nov 2023 – 29 Jan 2024, seeks to elucidate the mechanisms by which…

  • Airalo: Disrupting Connectivity with e-SIM Innovation

    Airalo: Disrupting Connectivity with e-SIM Innovation

    As a seasoned traveler, I’ve navigated the evolving landscape of international calling and connectivity since the era of collected-call from UK telephone cabins, then Blackberries and so on. I’ve run the game – from executing ninja-like manoeuvres to procure local SIMs to be plugged in curtesy mobile phones upon landing at airports to initially renting…

  • Masterminds Unite: A Confluence of Art, Innovation, and Friendship

    Masterminds Unite: A Confluence of Art, Innovation, and Friendship

    Embarking on a journey that has woven our lives together countless times, we find ourselves at the long-awaited juncture of reconnecting with our global circle of friends. The paths we’ve traversed are so numerous that recalling each intersection has become a delightful challenge. Now, at last, we stand on the threshold of a momentous occasion—an…

  • J. Demsky Metro for Capitale della Cultura

    J. Demsky Metro for Capitale della Cultura

    I had the honor of curating J. Demsky’s special activation for Capitale della Cultura 2023. Demsky created two magnificent art installations in his unique style—a large-scale mural covering the MetroBrescia deposit building and a captivating wholecar adorning a traveling subway train.

  • Emotion Design Workshop in Vienna

    Emotion Design Workshop in Vienna

    Emotitech had a significant presence at the International B2B Software Days 2023, offering a valuable opportunity to engage with influential business and institutional figures. Invited by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), Lodovico Minelli Sarteri and Hoby Wedler conducted an EMOTITECH® workshop focused on Emotion Design and its impact on Artificial Intelligence advancement.

  • Luca Font Metro for Capitale della Cultura

    Luca Font Metro for Capitale della Cultura

    On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the Brescia Metro has undergone an artistic transformation that integrates sustainable mobility with aesthetic considerations. The curation of this project was overseen by Lodovico Minelli Sarteri, who conducted the artist selection and managed all aspects of the installations, from conceptualization to train liveries and media releases.

  • Hong Kong for Art Basel 2023

    Hong Kong for Art Basel 2023

    Recently, I had the privilege of being part of a select team, embarking on a series of missions in the bustling city of Hong Kong. Our journey commenced with the prestigious Art Basel event, where we were treated to an awe-inspiring master presentation by BMW. Cao Fei’s immersive installation left a profound and lasting impression…

  • Journeying through Japan’s reopened paradise

    Journeying through Japan’s reopened paradise

    We felt the magnitude of what we had lost – Japan, with its vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and treasured friendships, not to mention the immense power of professional and business connections that had once flourished. So, when we received an invitation to visit the Island in January 2023, we didn’t hesitate. Our two-week journey was…

  • Light, Art, and Perfume: Exploring The James Turrell x Lalique Collection

    Light, Art, and Perfume: Exploring The James Turrell x Lalique Collection

    Last October I couldn’t find the time to post the result of a great collaboration between one of my favorite experiential artists, James Turrell and the French perfume brand Lalique. James Turrell x Lalique collaboration was showcased at Paris+ par Art Basel in October.  The collabo features limited editions of 100 each of crystal perfume bottles “Range…

  • A weekend in the Alps with Hoby Wedler & Unplug

    A weekend in the Alps with Hoby Wedler & Unplug

    It’s not undercover anymore we are spending some quality time in the Alps with friends visiting from California. Innovation needs special conditions to bloom so we are exploring the great outdoors.