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Thu Dec 10 2015

Presentation on Food Studies

Our director Dr. Sonia Massari presents Food Studies and Gustolab International at Roma Tre University for the Laurea in Scienze e Culture Enogastronomiche at 11:00am. Viale Guglielmo Marconi, 446 – 1st floor For more information: #‎FoodDesign‬ ‪#FoodStudies

Thu Nov 05 2015

2nd International Conference on Food Design

Dr. Sonia Massari​ will participate at the ‘2nd International Conference on Food Design. The conference aims to create opportunities for the presentation and discussion of fundamental aspects of Food Design. Papers, posters, and projects examine experience, and experimentation, research and strategy, as well as developments in technology, industry, and business. Professionals, practitioners, and researchers meet and share reflections, projects,...Read More

Fri Oct 23 2015

Cultivando Food Design

Today, Dr. Sonia Massari​ will participate in the ‘Cultivando Food Design-3º Encontro latinoamericano de Food Design0’ conference For more information: #‎FoodDesign‬ ‪#FoodStudies

Tue Oct 20 2015

Il design nell’industria alimentare

Today, at the Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI)​, Dr. Sonia Massari​ will give a talk during the presentation of the AIS/Design Storia e ricerche Journal’s special number on the Expo 2015 entitled ‘Il design nell’industria alimentare: Cultura, prodotti, comunicazione’ (Design in the Food Industry: Culture, Products, Communication) together with Rosa Chiesa, Ali Filippini,...Read More

Thu Oct 08 2015

Understanding Food Design Conference

Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies is proud to participate as a Media and Scientific partner in the 1st European conference launched and promoted by ADI, the Italian Association for Industrial Design, on Understanding Food Design: From User Experience to People-Centered Design from October 8-10, 2015 in Milan, Italy. For more information: #‎FoodDesign‬ ‪#FoodStudies

Wed Sep 23 2015

BCFN Youth Manifesto handover to Institutions

Our UIUC FALL 2015 students together with our UIUC Spring 2015 program alumni attend the BCFN YOUTH MANIFESTO handover to Institutions at the Conference Centre, EXPO Milan. The Youth Manifesto was developed by potential future leaders, young researchers from all over the world with the objective to inspire the future priorities in the global food...Read More

Tue Sep 08 2015

Workshop on the topic of Resonances: Science, Art, Politics

Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies Director, Dr. Sonia Massari speaks at the workshop on the topic of Resonances: Science, Art, Politics at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy. The workshop brings together JRC Scientists and invited participants from the worlds of Art and Politics for a discussion to explore the desirability of resonance...Read More

Sat Sep 05 2015

Food Design workshop

FOOD DESIGN: innovare e progettare nuove culture del cibo, verso nuovi orizzonti e stili alimentari (Food Design: innovate and design new food cultures, toward new horizons and food styles) Impact Hub Siracusa – Via Mirabella 29, Syracuse, Italy Dr. Sonia Massari will be hosted by ‘Gusto della Luce’ promoted by Area Marina Protetta del Plemmirio for Expo e Territori event...Read More

Fri Jul 17 2015

Food for learning – EXPOsures

The Internship Symposium of the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign Summer 2015 Program will take place on July 17-18,2015. The event is part of “EXPOsures: 10 food stories“, a series of events that we are launching to celebrate our 10 years of activities and the EXPO 2015 in Milan.

Wed Jul 15 2015

Eco-sustainable Design

Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies is a participant at this event organized by Lazio Innova through the CALL4INNNOVATORS grant to present best practices in the Region of Lazio. At the end of the event there will be a networking aperitif and tasting of traditional food products of Lazio.

Fri Jul 10 2015

Investing in innovation: women and technologies

Gustolab International Institute Director Dr. Sonia Massari will participate in the ‘Investing in innovation: women and technologies’ The Aspen Institute panel at the Expo 2015 Milano to discuss the importance of women in the ‪#‎science‬ and ‪#‎technology‬ fields. Other speakers of the panel are Danielle Gould, Founder and CEO,food+tech connect, Diane Hatz, Founder & Executive Director, Change Food, Marcela Villarreal, Director, FAO Office for...Read More

Wed Jun 24 2015

Bridging the Past, Cultivating the Future

June 24 – 28 – Dr. Sonia Massari will attend the annual meeting and conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society / Agriculture Food & Human Values Society entitled ‘Bridging the Past, Cultivating the Future: Exploring Sustainable Foodscapes’ at Chatham University She is the organizer of a workshop entitled ‘Designing Tools and...Read More

Wed Jun 17 2015

Food for ecology – EXPOsures

We will organize a screening “Vanishing of the bees” with the director Maryam Henein at cinema Detour in Via Urbana, 107. The event is part of “EXPOsures: 10 food stories“, a series of events that we are launching to celebrate our 10 years of activities and the EXPO 2015 in Milan. See more at

Thu Jun 11 2015

Food for health – EXPOsures

We will host a workshop called “Linking sustainable diets and functional foods from natural sources for human and planet health” with Dr. Serafini and Dr. Michael Green in our office in Via Giulia 130. The event is part of “EXPOsures: 10 food stories“, a series of events that we are launching to celebrate our 10...Read More

Wed Jun 10 2015

Food for tradition – EXPOsures

We will host the seminary “Anthropology and ethics of food communication agribusiness” in collaboration with the 2015 Cerealia Festival at our spaces in Via Giulia 130. Speakers of the events: Ernesto Di Renzo Professor of History of Popular Traditions – Department of History – University of Rome Tor Vergata, Sonia Massari director of Gustolab Institute,...Read More

Thu Jun 04 2015

Terrace Talk: Does Food Need Design?

Sonia Massari, Gustolab International Institute For Food Studies, Director and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rome Academic Director will be presenting together with Susan Leduc Taylor, Dean of Parsons School of Design, Paris,  Fabio Parasecoli, Director of Food Studies Initiatives, The New School at the USA Pavilion Terrace talk- Milan EXPO. We eat with our eyes before we eat...Read More

Fri May 22 2015

Event with Ben Simon, Food Recovery Network

Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies is glad to partner with the U.S. Embassy in Rome in designing and  organizing a series of events related to the EXPO 2015. The next event will be held on May 22, 2015 with Ben Simon, Founder and Executive Director of the Food Recovery  Network. Please do not hesitate to contact us...Read More

Fri May 08 2015

Round table with Marion Nestle – Food Politics 2015: Issues and Controversies

Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor at the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University gave a talk today at the round table on ‘Food Politics 2015: Issues and Controversies’ in Rome. This event was organized in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy to Italy. #foodstudies #foodpolitics #glinstitute #Rome #Italy‬ ‪ More

Mon May 04 2015
Tue Apr 21 2015

Tavola del Mondo – Petronilla Project for Women for Expo

Casato Filo della Rosa presents “Tavola del mondo” as part of the Petronilla Project for We-Women for Expo. Dr. Sonia Massari is an invited Guest. Gustolab Institute is a media partner and students from the Food and Media course will also be on site to film the event. ‪#‎glinstitute‬ ‪#‎IlliniAbroad‬ ‪#‎Rome‬ ‪#‎Italy‬ ‪#‎StudyAbroad‬ ‪#‎foodstudies‬‪#‎FoodandMedia‬ ‪#‎WEforExpo‬ ‪#‎petronillaproject‬ ‪#‎latavoladelmondo‬ Expo 2015 Milano‪#‎Expo2015‬ ‪#‎WeEatTogether‬

Mon Apr 20 2015

MTV Interview and event – Brothers Green

Dr. Massari will be involved in the MTV Italia interview today in ‪#‎Milan‬ with the Brothers Green (american musicians and cooks). She is also an invited guest at Presso – Kook Sharing today where they will be performing a Food and Music Show ft. JAKE LA FURIA OF CLUB DOGO official page in anticipation of the official launch of their show Brothers Green: EATS! will...Read More

Tue Mar 31 2015

Pescara & EXPE towards Expo2015

GLi Director and Member of the ADI Food Design Committee Dr. Sonia Massari presented on Food Design, Food Studies and BCFN YES! competition at the event ‘Pescara & EXPE towards Expo2015’ The event talked about Tourism, food and cultural landscapes, supply chains, local and typical food resources. The videos of ISIA Pescara students on the...Read More

Sat Mar 28 2015

Seeds & Chips

GLi Director, Dr. Sonia Massari spoke at Seeds & Chips on Saturday, March 28 Seeds & Chips is the event where food and digital technologies come together. Speaking as a representative of GLi and the Scuola Politencia di Design, her speech session entitled Food Design | Innovation and ITC was shared with  ANTONELLO FUSETTI, Scuola Politecnica di Design, CEO.  Other...Read More

Wed Mar 25 2015

Forum of Education 11th Annual Conference

GLi CEO Pier Alberto Merli attends the Forum’s 11th Annual Conference entitled: It Takes a Campus and More: The Faces of Education Abroad in New Orleans, LA ABOUT THE CONFERENCE The value of education abroad for students is undisputed among education abroad professionals. It is the transformative potential of education abroad that inspires their work. However, it...Read More

Thu Mar 05 2015

Addressing the future of study abroad in Italy–how do we stay relevant?

On Thursday March 5, 2015, Sonia Massari, representing the AACUPI member institution, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, gave a speech in the conference entitled ‘Addressing the future of study abroad in Italy–how do we stay relevant?’ and organized by hosted by Temple University Rome on behalf of AACUPI . Thank you to Hilary Link...Read More

Fri Feb 27 2015

Meeting: Agricoltura-Alimentazione-Ambiente

On occasion of the Settimana dell’Ambiente e dei servizi Ecosistemici or Week of Environment and Ecosystem services from February 23-28 2015,  the Campus Bio-Medico of Roma, is organizing a meeting entitled   “Agricoltura-Alimentazione-Ambiente. Un rapporto da costruire per lo sviluppo sostenibile dei Paesi del Sud del Mondo” on February 27. The meeting starts at 10am and will be held at...Read More