When we packed up everything, collected the keys and moved into our new home: that’s when we understood that ITS Arcademy was coming to life. Years and years of work, analysis, research and study… an idea sowed twenty years ago was now germinating and taking shape. And it was branching out into something greater than we ever imagined.
We felt it was the beginning of a story that deserved to be told in an intimate, personal way. Capturing all of those backstage situations and day-to-day actions that are going to lead us to the opening of ITS Arcademy in 2021. And digging into those memories that represent the actual foundations of our future. Leaving out nothing.
The ITS Arcademy Diary launches today and it is an entirely new digital platform to let you step inside. Just as if you were flipping through the pages of a journal revealing all the details and aspects of a project, you will be able to experience the road that is leading us to the opening in 2021 as if you were with us in the office, day after day. It will be full of scribbles and side notes written directly by Barbara.
Throughout the coming months we will share with you all of the pieces of the puzzle until the picture is complete and the doors of ITS Arcademy open up. And they will be opening up for you to come in and join us like never before.
Together, we will share the excitement of a project we have been fighting for literally since we began ITS.
You will discover:
Our Vision: Prosperity through creativity.
Our Purpose: We believe in the caretaking of creativity and in democratic circular learning.
Our Mission: Arcademy is built on 20yrs of ITS experience, connecting with young designers and painstakingly archiving their creative projects. The heart of a learning academy that is seeking to awaken, preserve, share & promote creativity at all levels, from the professional to the broader global & local community, nurturing a constant dialogue and exchange across fashion, design, arts and culture.
Our Values: Trans-cultural, trans-generational and trans-social. Sustainable, generous and inclusive.
ITS Contest 2022 Finalists. The Ark of Creativity sails home, with a new generation of young talents.
12 July, 2022
Nostalgic memories of family, most of all grandparents in this post-covid era. It was one of the strongest trends seen in the applications for this year’s twentieth edition of ITS Contest,…
ITS celebrates 20 years of creativity. The launch of ITS Contest 2022 and the preview of ITS Arcademy.
17 March, 2022
Welcome to The Ark of Creativity, celebrating two decades of talent research. We have sailed for 20 years, salvaging fragments of beauty from the waters of oblivion. Our cargo is of…
The Art of Multidisciplinarity. Artist Levi Van Veluw, from ITS 2007 to global artistic recognition.
09 March, 2022
Levi Van Veluw was selected for ITS in 2007, freshly out of ARTEZ. He presented a powerful series of self-portraits for ITS PHOTO, our international photo contest at the time. His…
17 February, 2022
Luca Josi – a former professional journalists with a background in politics and a profound knowledge and passion for ancient history and art – joins the ITS Arcademy Advisory Board. He…
Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear. The V&A celebrates menswear design with its upcoming exhibition.
14 February, 2022
To say that we are living a golden age for menswear isn’t farfetched. The last decade has seen so many barriers challenged and erased, opening the door to creative explorations that…
It’s time to get into details. Up until today we’ve shared with you a vision of ITS Arcademy. We’ve showed you bits and pieces, we’ve told you about what it will…