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Thu Jul 21 2022

Summer 2022 Program Symposium

Start: Wed,27 Apr 2022, 11:00 - End: Wed,27 Apr 2022, 13:00

To mark the end of the Summer program, we will be holding a Final Symposium Event in July 2022.   Students from the Illinois in Rome and the Cornell CALS Global Fellows Summer 2022 programs will present on their academic internship which included placements at an Italian organization and research projects.    Want to receive...Read More

a student presenting
Tue May 17 2022

ILLINOIS CEE Global Leaders in Construction Management (GLCM)

Start: Tue,17 May 2022, 09:00 - End: Wed,25 May 2022, 19:00

We were happy to host 22 students in the short program “Illinois CEE Global Leaders in Construction Management (GLCM)”. Led by Prof. EJ Ignacio, the program introduced and educated students on the different construction methods, techniques, and issues found in construction sites  in Rome. In this 8-day program, students visited Rome’s metro C, the construction...Read More

Wed Apr 27 2022

Spring 2022 Program Symposium

Start: Wed,27 Apr 2022, 14:30 - End: Wed,27 Apr 2022, 18:00

We celebrated student achievements during the Illinois in Rome Spring 2022 Program symposium.  Three students presented on their academic internship which included placements at an Italian organization and research projects.    Additionally, we screened three videos, the result of student teams working with their video instructors to storyboard, film, and edit videos for the Food...Read More

Wed Apr 27 2022

Spring 2022 La Bella Figura

Start: Wed,27 Apr 2022, 17:00 - End: Wed,27 Apr 2022, 19:00

HWS Spring 2022 students in the figure sculpture class “La Bella Figura” in Rome presented their work during this semester end event.  Want to receive emails from us about future events and activities? Click on the button below to fill out a short form. I want to stay updated

Tue Apr 19 2022

Earth Week 2022 & Civic Engagement

Start: Tue,19 Apr 2022, 09:00 - End: Fri,22 Apr 2022, 18:00

To celebrate Earth Week, Gustolab International has organized various civic engagement initiatives for its students in collaboration with local organizations. Ranging from local neighborhood clean-ups to exploring horticulture and regenerative agriculture as a means of social aggregation and cultural awareness to a beach clean-up, these initiatives are meant to help study abroad students reflect about...Read More

Two students crouching down and planting seedlings.
Fri Apr 01 2022

Transdisciplinary Dialogue: Climate Change Italy

Start: Fri,1 Apr 2022, 15:00 - End: Fri,1 Apr 2022, 18:00

Transdisciplinary Dialogue: Climate Change Italy   As educators, we are obliged to help all of our students– regardless of discipline– understand the extraordinary moment in which we are living and its potential for change. For this reason, Gustolab International Italy/Borromini Institute organized the Transdisciplinary Dialogue: Climate Change Italy, adhering to the Worldwide Teach-In on Climate...Read More

Sat Mar 12 2022

Two generations of winegrowers, one shared path

An invitation-only side event of the 2022 Vini Selvaggi Wine Fair in Rome, “Two generations of winegrowers, one shared path” is a discussion with winemakers from two different generations who will discuss topics ranging from agriculture to sustainability while taking into consideration the impact of economic, ecological and cultural changes over time. Moderated by communicator...Read More

Tue Mar 01 2022

Global Landscape of Food Symposium

Start: Tue,1 Mar 2022, 09:00 - End: Tue,1 Mar 2022, 12:00

On March 1, 2022, students from the University of Illinois & Hobart and William Smith Colleges were given the opportunity to learn from Chef Cristina Bowerman of Glass Hostaria and Laura Offeddu, former manager of the Rome Sustainable Food Project during the mini symposium “The Global Landscape of Food” at Borromini Institute.   Students then...Read More

Sat Nov 20 2021

HWS in Rome – Photo & Video Exhibition

Start: Sat,20 Nov 2021, 18:00 - End: Sat,20 Nov 2021, 19:00

On Saturday, November 20, 2022, our Fall 2021 HWS in Rome program students will exhibit their photo projects for their Imaging Rome course. Taught by Professor Christine Chin, the class uses contemporary imaging technologies to observe, capture, and artistically interpret Rome. Students will present a variety of works including street photography and recreated works of...Read More

Thu Sep 02 2021

HWS Fall 2021

Gustolab International is happy to announce that we will host the HWS Fall 2021 Faculty-led Program at the HWS Rome Center, Gustolab International Italy.   Led by Professor Christine Chin, the program uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore different aspects of Italian culture and society.  Courses and program-related activities are arranged in partnership with Scuola...Read More

Fri Jul 23 2021

Cornell University 2021 Internships Successfully Completed

Gustolab has teamed up with the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Global Fellows Program which “supports CALS undergraduate​students from any major in pursuit of ​challenging, professionally focused summer ​internships and research placements that enhance and complement their career goals and academic progress, while enriching their undergraduate experience with diverse cultural and international immersion.”...Read More

Tue Jun 01 2021

Cornell CALS Global Fellows Program

We are happy to announce the start of 3 internships through our partnership with the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Global Fellows Program. This year, the internships will take place online. Learn more.

Students in a zoom call
Wed Apr 28 2021

Update on Traveling to Study in Italy

As Covid cases in Italy continue to drop after their peak last November, and vaccination rates increase steadily, it is important to read travel advisories very closely.  Even State Department officials attending the national meetings of study abroad professionals such as NAFSA and the Forum on Education Abroad have stated as much as they are...Read More

Mon Jan 25 2021

Euro 199 Smart Cities Spring 2021

Start: Mon,25 Jan 2021, 09:00 - End: Wed,5 May 2021, 23:59

How do European cities tackle the world’s most pressing problems in a smart and sustainable way?   In Spring 2021, Illinois students can join instructors from Paris, Rome, Vienna & Granada in the online Euro 199 course on Smart Cities.    Through online meetings, expert guest speakers & interactive assignments, Illinois students will have the...Read More

Smart City Rome
Tue Dec 15 2020
Fri Dec 04 2020

World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day 2020

Start: Fri,4 Dec 2020, 09:00 - End: Fri,4 Dec 2020, 23:59

Gustolab International is participating in the World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day 2020. This decade-long global movement aims to raise and spread awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) at the grassroots level by focusing on sustainable education and to infuse sustainability thinking into current education systems. Register at the central website More

World Sustainable Development Teach-in day Logo
Wed Nov 18 2020

Info session for Cornell CALS Global Fellows

Start: Wed,18 Nov 2020, 18:00 - End: Wed,18 Nov 2020, 19:00

Gustolab International presents during the Cornell CALS Global Fellows info session regarding Summer 2021 opportunities.   Learn more about CALS Global Fellows. Learn more about Gustolab International’s customized placements for CALS Global Fellows

Sat Oct 31 2020

Fall program deadline

Start: Sat,31 Oct 2020, 00:00 - End: Sat,31 Oct 2020, 23:59

Our online fall program is comprised of two courses and an academic internship. The courses take place from November to December 2020 (5 weeks) and the academic internship takes place from November to December, 2020 (4 weeks). Students are free to choose or can take all three elements of the fall program as a unit. ...Read More

Fri Oct 23 2020

Virtual Illinois Abroad Week

Start: Fri,23 Oct 2020, 10:00 - End: Fri,23 Oct 2020, 11:00

Gustolab International is presenting during Virtual Illinois Abroad week on October 23. Are you a University of Illinois student and interested in learning more about our customized study abroad programs for you?   If yes, you can RSVP to the presentation at                                       Our presentation is scheduled on Friday, October 23, at 10am...Read More

Mon Aug 24 2020

Euro 199 Smart Cities course

Start: Mon,24 Aug 2020, 09:00 - End: Wed,9 Dec 2020, 23:59

How do European cities tackle the world’s most pressing problems in a smart and sustainable way?   This fall 2020, Illinois students can join instructors from Paris, Rome, Vienna & Granada in the new, online Euro 199 course on Smart Cities.    Through online meetings, expert guest speakers & interactive assignments, Illinois students will have...Read More

Tue Jul 07 2020

Summer virtual internship deadline

Start: Tue,7 Jul 2020, 00:00 - End: Tue,7 Jul 2020, 23:59

Our internship program is unique and designed to help students gain an international working experience while learning. Over 4 weeks, students will have the opportunity to work on projects for Italian organizations focusing on the food, sustainability & related fields.    Program dates: July 13 – August 7, 2020    

Sat Jul 04 2020

Online course – Italian food culture

Start: Sat,4 Jul 2020, 09:00 - End: Sat,8 Aug 2020, 23:59

This summer 2020, Gustolab International is collaborating with Middlebury Language School to provide a customized online course on the Italian culture of food: a narrative journey through cooking practicum to discover recipes and traditions of different Italian regions.   Taught by Professor Dafne Chanaz and Chef Emiliano Valenti, the course consists of an introductory lesson...Read More

Tue Jun 30 2020

Summer courses application extended

Start: Tue,30 Jun 2020, 00:00 - End: Tue,30 Jun 2020, 23:59

Our rich 5-week online program is designed to give you the opportunity to learn about the Italian culture through courses that focus on food systems and sustainability.   Topics range from the critical analysis on food systems and sustainable agriculture, to how culture and ethnicity affect dietary practices and nutrition, to the use of media...Read More

Sat May 09 2020
Fri Apr 24 2020
Tue Apr 21 2020

Education Abroad at a Crossroads: Actions for a Sustainable Future

Start: Tue,21 Apr 2020, 08:00 - End: Thu,23 Apr 2020, 17:00

Gustolab International will be present at the Virtual Forum on Education Abroad’s 16th Annual Conference. About the conference: Education Abroad at a Crossroads: Actions for a Sustainable Future Education Abroad has the potential to make a transformative impact on a student’s personal, academic, cultural, and professional trajectory. However, education abroad impacts much more than the...Read More

Thu Oct 24 2019

Conference on Food Studies in Taiwan

Start: Thu,24 Oct 2019, 00:00 - End: Fri,25 Oct 2019, 00:00

GLi attends the Ninth International Conference on Food Studies in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. This year, the conference partner is the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism and the special focus is “Culinary Science: A New Foodway?”.  The three sub themes are: Food Production and Sustainability – Exploring the environmental conditions of food production; Food,...Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019

Hobart and William Smith Colleges Fall 2019 in Rome program

Start: Thu,5 Sep 2019, 10:00 - End: Fri,13 Dec 2019, 10:00

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Fall 2019 study abroad program in Rome is a full immersion experience that uses the whole city as a classroom. Students will gain a broader perspective on Italy’s history, culture and daily life through interdisciplinary courses, field studies and short excursions. Professor Leah Himmelhoch, Faculty Leader, will teach the...Read More

Sun Mar 17 2019

Spring Break Program “The Business and Culture of Food”

This week, we are welcoming to Rome the University of Illinois Gies Business School students for their one-week Spring Break program “The Business and Culture of Food”.  Our Fall, Winter and Spring break programs examine the historical and intellectual origins, growth and development of today’s food issues, the connections among them and consequences for the...Read More

Thu Dec 20 2018
Thu Dec 13 2018

Premio Nazionale per l’ambiente

This event is promoted by ‘Movimento Azzuro’ and the topic is ‘L’anno del cibo’. Professors Ernesto DiRenzo and Gaspare Mura present talks on the topic of ‘Cibo per l’uomo: antropologia & religiosità’. There will also be an art exhibition with a food focus.

Wed Dec 05 2018

International Volunteer Day

December 5th, is International Volunteer Day, as selected by the United Nations. It is a moment in which volunteers and organizations can share and celebrate their work and efforts. At Gustolab International, we are proud to volunteer with Orme Onlus in Roma. This organization focuses primarily on helping women and girls in need. Their services...Read More

Wed Dec 05 2018

China-Italy science, technology and innovation program

The aim of the China-Italy science, technology and innovation program in Rome was to promote cooperation between Italy and China across every aspect of innovation in the science and technology industry. The program consisted of thematic seminars which mainly focused on the role of technology in healthcare, nutrition, and cultural heritage preservation.

Wed Dec 05 2018

Oscar Farinetti Event

This Wednesday December 5th, our director Dr. Sonia Massari was invited by European Institute of Design (IED) Director Nerina Di Nunzio to a meeting about food and education. In the occasion of the event, Oscar Farinetti, the founder and owner of Eataly, shared his story. Eataly stands as the largest Italian marketplace in the world,...Read More

Tue Dec 04 2018

Attorno al cibo per costruire dialogo, incontro, confronto e pace

The association of environmental journalism ‘Greenaccord Onlus’ collaborates with the ‘Lazio Region Agency for Development and Innovation of Agriculture’ this Tuesday, December 4th, from 9 to 14 in the Augustinianum Great Hall of Via Paolo Vito. The focus is the investigation of the role of food and agriculture on the people. Food is of sacred...Read More

Tue Nov 27 2018

BCFN Forum on Food & Nutrition

Last week, we took four students attending our Fall Semester program at Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability on a field excursion to Milan to participate in the 9th edition of the International Forum on Food and Nutrition, organized every year by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN). The goal of this event...Read More

Mon Nov 19 2018

European week for waste reduction

The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is an initiative promoting the implementation of awareness-raising actions about sustainable resource and waste management during a single week. It encourages a wide range of audiences (public authorities, private companies, civil society as well as citizens themselves) to get involved. The 2018 edition will take place from 17...Read More

Thu Nov 15 2018

Buoni da Leggere

Buoni da Leggere is an evening of discussion around the theme of our daily relationship with diet and the supply chain. The idea is to reeducate our tastes. The book ‘Ecology of Desire’ by Antonio Cianciullo will be presented by the author. Beginning with environmental sustainability, there will be discussions about the social responsibility of...Read More

Wed Nov 14 2018


Seven students from Roma 3 and Tor Vergata University joined our 20 students here at Gustolab International for a cultural exchange aperitiv! We started with some ice breaking activites to start talking and sharing information, tips and curious facts about life, entertainment and experiences of people in Italy and in Rome! We concluded this nice...Read More

Fri Nov 09 2018

MDR goes to Rome: Can health be contagious?

Health and Wellness through the Mediterranean Diet: pursuing the best lifestyle, nutrition and quality of life. Roma Expo Salus and Nutrition 2018, Fiera di Roma. The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable (MDR) is an international annual conference about sharing scientific contributions and practices on health benefits of Mediterranean Diet on people’s health and wellness. Both local and...Read More

Fri Nov 09 2018

Building resilience in study abroad

The workshop, lead by Phil Georgiou, Psychotherapist and Director of Mondo Equilibrio focused on the concept of mental health, in the context of study abroad. It is crucial to support students’ coping with all the challenges they face during their study abroad, talkig with them about helth and well-being. It is important to help student...Read More

Fri Oct 26 2018

Food Nation visit

Food Nation visited Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability, Roma Tre University- Sustainability Design Thinking Course and the great project #Mediterranea in Rome managed by our partner Linarea, thanks to Tere Angela Bentini and Michela Pasquali.

Thu Oct 25 2018

8th Int’l Conference on Food Studies

We will be present at the 8th Int’l Conference on Food Studies that will be held at the University of British Columbia – Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada. This year’s Special Focus will be Digital Food Cultures. To learn more visit

Sun Oct 21 2018

Saj Stories per Mediterranea

This Sunday, October 21 at 12pm, our partner Mediterranea is organizing an event with Saj Stories, a traveling table that celebrates the Lebanese food heritage through food experiences and stories. Our student Rita Chahine will work with her colleague Josephine Abou Abdo and Stefania Barzini on a Lebanese/Italian fusion saj session! There will be also be food prepared by Hummustown, a...Read More

Tue Oct 16 2018

World Food Day – Rise for the Record

Il 16 ottobre We Rise For The Record! In occasione del #WorldFoodDay 500 volontari confezioneranno contemporaneamente razioni contro la fame di Rise against Hunger in 10 diverse location nel mondo per entrare nel World Guinness Record. Perché? Per far vedere al mondo che raggiungere l’obiettivo #ZeroHunger dell’#agenda2030 è possibile. #RiseForTheRecord #2030isPossible #16october   On October...Read More

Fri Sep 07 2018

UIUC Fall 2018 Program

The UIUC Fall program in Rome starts! Follow our social media channels to follow our activities!

Thu Sep 06 2018

HWS Fall 2018 Program

The HWS Fall program in Rome starts! Follow our social media channels to follow our activities!

Fri Jul 20 2018
Tue Jul 10 2018

ITALY-ASEAN cooperation on Higher Education

We are happy to have participated in the “ITALY-ASEAN cooperation on Higher Education, Science and Research. Public and Private Synergies” conference held at the Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale yesterday. One of the topics during the conference was the “promotion of science, technology and innovation”. Among the speakers were Mario Anderle, scientific attaché of the...Read More

Mon Jul 09 2018
Wed Jun 13 2018

AFHVS/ASFS Conference 2018

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) hosted the Joint Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS). The conference theme was entitled: The Agroecological Prospect: The Politics of Integrating Values, Food, and Farming, We were happy to present at the following two roundtables: June...Read More

Fri Jun 08 2018

Conversation about agri-food industry – Cerealia

Last month, our Director Dr. Sonia Massari partecipated in the workshop “Conversation about agri-food industry” within Cerealia, the festival of cereals in Rome, Italy. The event was organized by Federazione Italiana Dottori in Agraria e Forestali (FIDAF) along with Associazione Passinsieme. The aim of the workshop was to promote discussion between different stakeholders in the agri-food...Read More

Thu May 31 2018

SDGs for all (majors)

The SDGs are important for all college students regardless of their course of study as they pertain to issues that are worldwide regarding every human being. Everyone should send some time learning about Sustainability. Colleges and universities are increasing efforts to promote sustainable campus life and students can make a huge difference if they are...Read More

Mon May 28 2018

Make Integrated Thinking happen

Make Integrated Thinking happen is the series of annual conferences previously held in Rome (2016) and New York (2017) with the aim to further discuss how Responsible Leaders @ Purposeful Organizations™ endeavour to connect values and value through the implementation of inclusive business models and sustainable strategy fully endorsed by the Board of Directors. This...Read More

Thu May 24 2018

Book presentation: “On Suspiria and Beyond”

At the Biblioteca Nazionale di Roma, our colleague Dr. Valentina Valente will be presenting her book “On Suspiria and Beyond“. It is a book-interview with cinematographer Luciano Tovoli AIC ASC, who has collaborated with directors such as Vittorio De Seta, Michelangelo Antonioni, Dario Argento, Maurice Pialat, Valerio Zurlini, Francis Veber, Andrej Tarkovskij, Ettore Scola, Julie...Read More

Fri May 18 2018

Mantova Food & Science Festival

From May 18-20, we will be presenting at the Food and Science Festival in Mantova. The festival will focus on the science of food production and consumption, and promote the exchange of ideas about food innovation, agriculture, culture and science. The event is promoted by Confagricoltura Mantova, created by FRAME and organized by Mantova Agricola....Read More

Tue May 15 2018

Auburn U program on Mediterranean Diet

We are happy to welcome 14 Auburn University students for the fourth edition of the faculty-led program on the Mediterranean Diet in Italy. Over the past four years, we have worked together with the faculty lead of the program, Professor Michael Greene, Director of the Metabolic Phenotyping Laboratory and Assistant Professor of Nutrition at the College of Human Sciences of...Read More

Mon May 14 2018


On May 14-15, we will be in Croatia to present about Gustolab International as a best practice during a meeting about FOODBIZ – University and business learning for new employability paths in food and gastronomy, a two-year project developed in the framework of Erasmus+ programme’s action Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education and aimed to boost...Read More

Wed May 09 2018

KPU students visit

Chelsea McCullough and Sage Biship, two design students from the Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in Vancouver, Canada are visiting Gustolab International between May 9-11 during their study visit in Italy this month where they will be conducting an independent study to analyze and understand the food system in Italy, in...Read More

Wed May 09 2018

Food and Media Course – Documentary screening

Today, we will be screening four mini documentaries produced by the students of the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign in the Spring Semester Food and Culture study abroad program at Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability in Rome. With the guidance of Dr. Sonia Massari, Gustolab International Academic director and their video instructors, the students...Read More

Sun May 06 2018

FoodTech IL 2018 – Tel Aviv

Start: Sun,6 May 2018, 00:00 - End: Tue,8 May 2018, 00:00

Tel Aviv is hosting 3 major events this week highlighting Israeli innovation in the food and agriculture industries. Thanks to the invitation of Israel-Italy Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we will be part of the Italian delegation. The events will start on May 6th with FoodTech FastTrack Tel Aviv by Startupbootcamp FoodTech, in partnership with...Read More

Sat May 05 2018

TEDx Ortygia

Our director Sonia will be one of the speakers at TEDx Ortygia in Siracusa, Sicily. She will be speaking about Food and Design. The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. TEDx events are produced independently of TED conferences, each event curates speakers...Read More

Fri Apr 20 2018

Workshop – Ministry of Health

Workshop nazionale “Dagli Accordi sulla riformulazione dei prodotti alimentari alla Decade di azione ONU 2016 – 2025 per la nutrizione: una strategia win-win nell’interesse ”. L’evento si terrà a Roma in via Ribotta presso l’Auditorium della sede del Ministero della Salute (Eur).

Fri Apr 13 2018

The Future of Food

WeGil Building – Trastevere. Conference in Italian and English – Limited seats – Simultaneous translation. How to combine health, access to food and environmental sustainability? Even if we sometimes forget it, it is good to remember that to guarantee the survival of our species it will be necessary to invest more and more on the...Read More

Thu Apr 12 2018

Life – Food.Waste.StandUp event

Our director Dr. Sonia Massari will speak about the role of food design in the fight against food waste. LIFE-Food.Waste.StandUp focuses on food waste prevention & reduction and unsold food recovery, issues of extraordinary social and environmental importance. The initiative is supported by excellent Italian partners of the sector: Federalimentare (lead partner), Federdistribuzione, Fondazione Banco...Read More

Tue Apr 10 2018

I giovani e la trasformazione urbana nel Mediterraneo

Istituto Affari Internazionali Nel Mediterraneo è in atto una grande trasformazione urbana, legata alla crescita della popolazione, all’aumento del tasso di urbanizzazione e ai profondi cambiamenti sociali ed economici. Tale trasformazione è particolarmente evidente nelle città. In un contesto caratterizzato dal disimpegno dello Stato e da scarse risorse finanziarie, le città del Mediterraneo gestiscono e...Read More

Fri Mar 09 2018


We were happy to present in the 2018 edition of Leguminosa! Leguminosa is back in Naples, the event created by Slow Food Campania that allows curious people and consumers to embark on a journey full of experiences to learn about the world of legumes in Campania, Italy and the world. Born in 2014, Leguminosa is...Read More

Fri Nov 24 2017

UN Youth of Helsinki visit to GLi

A group from the UN Youth of Helsinki will visit Gustolab International during their study trip to Rome. The purpose of the trip is to visit organizations that are specialized in questions related to food production and environmental sustainability. The UN Youth of Helsinki is a non-governmental organization founded in 1963, that aims to actively...Read More

Mon Nov 13 2017

Info session at UMass

On Monday, November 13th, in Herter Hall Room 301 at UMass Amherst from 6-7:30PM, there will be an information session on the Critical Studies on Food in Italy 2018 Summer Study Abroad Program. Program summary  Duration: 5-Week full immersion summer program When: May 21 – June 23, 2018 Where: Rome, Italy The program is open to all majors. Students...Read More

Thu Oct 26 2017

7th International Conference on Food Studies

Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies and Roma Tre University are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Seventh International Conference on Food Studies, that will be held from October 26-27, 2017 in Rome, Italy. Founded in 2011, the International Conference on Food Studies provides a forum for research and practice-based discussions in...Read More

Mon May 08 2017


The Global Food Innovation Summit that brings food & technology together #Foodtech #Agtech| Milano – Italy.

Tue Dec 13 2016

Science and Art at JRC Seville

Sonia Massari, Director of GLi International – Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies joins Emiliano Bruno, JRC Graphic Designer and Angela Cardinali, JRC Art and Science (SciArt project) for a challenging debate to show how to successfully combine science with design and art to illustrate scientific themes with an artistic twist at the European Commission Joint...Read More

Wed Nov 02 2016

Real food films pop up event

GLi organizes a Real food films pop up event entitled ‘Discovering traditions through food’ for the students in the Food and Culture Course of the Hobart and William Smith Study Abroad in Rome Fall 2016 Program.

Tue Oct 18 2016

Aperitivo with HWS students

GLi is organizing an aperitivo for our HWS students as part of their study abroad program activities in Rome. During the aperitivo, the HWS students will meet Italian students who study in Rome. Students will first meet at Via Giulia 130 and then head over to the aperitivo. The aperitivo will be from 17 to...Read More

Tue Sep 20 2016

GLi at EU Design Days

Dr. Massari speaks at the 2016 EU Design Days organized by the Errin (European Regions Research & Innovation Network). She also spoke about a workshop about food scenarios in which our students (from Hobart and William Smith Colleges) participated together with students from ISIA di Pordenone. EU Design Days, organised by ERRIN’s Design and Creativity Working Group, has become an...Read More

Tue Sep 20 2016

Talks at GLi with Sarah Meyer

Sustainability in the Finger Lakes area, Terra Madre and Food Culture in Italy. Guest speaker: Sarah Meyer Round table with Professor Walter Bowyer (Fall Program Director), Dr. Pier Alberto Merli (HWS Rome Resident Director), and Dr. Sonia Massari (GLi Director)

Thu Sep 08 2016
Mon Aug 29 2016

GLi at SciArt

Dr. Massari attends the SciArt Summer School organized by the EU Science Hub – Joint Research Centreat Ispra. The summer school will bring together policy-makers, museum curators working on the border between art and science, scientists and artists active in the field in a series of round table discussions, workshops and meetings. Together with the Directorates-General...Read More

Thu Jul 14 2016

SU2016 Internship Symposium

Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies is happy to invite you to the Summer 2016 Internship Program Symposium, where the students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present their experiences collaborating with our partners in the food field. A Q&A and a brief networking session will follow.   

Tue Jul 12 2016

GLi at Escuela Internacional de Verano

GLi Director Dr. Sonia Massari was one of the 17 international experts invited to speak at the second version of the Escuela Internacional de Verano ‘Conectando a los mejores para la Educación’ , International Summer School: “Building Education with an Interdisciplinary Focus,” in Bogotá   Her speech title was “Food Studies and Intercultural Education: Design Thinking, Video Storytelling...Read More

Wed Jun 22 2016

GLi at the ASFS/AFHVS/CAFS annual meeting

GLi attended ‘Scarborough Fare: Global Foodways and Local Foods in a Transnational City’, the Joint 2016 Annual Meetings and Conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society; the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society; and the Canadian Association for Food Studies hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) this year. During the...Read More

Sat Jun 11 2016

GLi at Cerealia Festival 2016

GLi presented two short films on the theme of Food and Interculturalism at the 2016 Cerealia Festival. The films entited Connecting Cultures: Food inclusion in Italy and Where does the food go? (Dove finisce il cibo?) were produced by the students of the Food and Media Course of the UIUC Spring 2016 Food and Culture Program in Rome at...Read More

Sat Jun 11 2016

GLi at Perugia Food Conference 2016

GLi Director Dr. Sonia Massari presents with the talk ‘Design Thinking and Food Innovation: The Dynamic Use of Design Thinking Applied to Food Studies’ during the New Food Landscapes and Communities  panel at the Perugia Food Conference 2016.

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