Daniela Nardi sat down with Mark Cirillo, Editor of CucinaTO, to talk all things Salone di Cultura. The series’ founder and creative director was praised for her work to develop a vehicle for “Italian 2.0” – a generation of Canadians born to Italian immigrants. The Salone is a method of examining Italian Canadian culture today through mixed media including visual arts, music, cuisine and insightful cultural discussion.
“As an Italian 2.0 – someone who’s born here, to Italian parents – I felt there was nothing in this city speaking to my sensibilities,” she says. “We seemed to be stuck in nostalgia – what was, who we were – these freeze frames of images from when our parents came here.
“I wanted to create a vehicle for talking about what we’re doing now, and how we’re moving forward, showcasing the innovators, creators, and thought leaders of today.”
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