• Steven Heller

Venezia the Beautiful

Claudio Buziol, founder of the Fashion Box/Replay group, whose business activities always stood out for their particular attention to charitable aid, created the “Fondazione Claudio Buziol”  in 2006 to pursue his projects in the areas of social welfare and health care, education and training.

The Foundation, which will once again hosting the Venice leg of the SVA Masters Workshop in Venice and Rome in June 2011, is now located at the newly renovated, and extraordinarily located Palazzo San Gregorio, a former abbey that sits on the Grand Canal. It has been expertly remodeled for exhibits, classes and lectures. Bellissimo!

The Foundation’s objective expressed in the project’s name, “Fast Forward,” indicates a particular attention towards the future/present, towards youth creativity. The Foundation – “either through direct support or collaborations with other institutions – supports initiatives and projects that assist young people in their education and training in order to help them develop their creative abilities and artistic expression in any forms these may take, helping them to find a solid opportunity to bring a professional dream or life project to fruition.”