ITS Arcademy is Ark, Archive, Academy: exhibition & event space, creative archive, learning centre. A safe haven that is open to all, to cultivate creativity, be inspired and experiment. The Arcademy has its roots in an archive built up over twenty years, a constantly evolving cultural and social resource that recounts and showcases the history of contemporary fashion. ITS Arcademy will open its doors with an exclusive preview on 9 - 10 September 2022.
The ITS Arcademy Collection is unlike anything else in the world because it brings together the early works of designers who went on to set new benchmarks for contemporary fashion. Our constantly-evolving twenty-year archive plots the development of international creativity in its most innovative, radical, artistic and experimental forms of expression. An existential journey through the most varied aesthetic aspects of dressing. A collection of extraordinary historical importance that provides a source of continuous inspiration and new unexplored creative pathways.
The ITS Arcademy sets creativity at the centre of every educational project, offering endless possibilities for interacting and discovering its resources. We will soon be publishing a programme packed with events, courses and fringe activities. These will be open to everyone: school and university students, children, families, local citizens and visiting tourists, anyone who wants to use creativity as a vehicle for learning, knowledge and fun.
The ITS Arcademy is a creative hub for cultural, artistic and educational events. It has a packed calendar of activities and meetings planned for 2022.
As a space open to all, the ITS Arcademy will also host fringe events in line with its values and mission: discovering talent and promoting creativity.
The exhibition works, all taken from the extensive ITS Collection, will lead visitors along a path that alternates material and multimedia elements, staging a narrative and experiential journey made up of objects, lights, sounds and sensations.
ITS Arcademy Numbers
80 different countries
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