Tbilisi: The Georgian Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Irakli Karseladze, together with the Italian Ambassador to Georgia, Enrico Valvo and the Rector of the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts Karaman Kutateladze, opened the annual event “Italian Design Days in Georgia-2023.”
Irakli Karseladze noted that the program of the event ‘Italian Design Days in Georgia’ is becoming more interesting every year and the exchange of experience gained over the year among many professionals is increasing.
The Minister spoke about the important projects in Georgia that serve the urban development of cities and villages. Among them, he mentioned the results of the work carried out across the country under the state program “Renewed Regions” initiated by the Prime Minister.
According to him, under the program, up to 600 buildings in 63 municipalities in the country have already been upgraded using the energy-efficient materials, including 92 parks and squares. Many interesting solutions were used in works of such a scale and valuable experience was gained.
The minister thanked Enrico Valvo for making the interesting event a tradition in Georgia and promoting multidisciplinary cooperation between the two countries.
Within the framework of the event, three exhibitions will be opened in cooperation with the Italian National Council of Architects (CNAPPC), DOMUS-Georgia and the European Institute of Design (IED). Also, there will be lectures, seminars and competitions on architecture and design.
The Municipal Development Fund of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, will present the students and hold a discussion about urban renewal infrastructural projects. The representatives of the architecture and design will also take part in the discussion.