THIRD MISSION

Accademia Unidee’s Third Mission is the enhancement of artistic and scientific production and the opening of research to the social, economic and cultural context.

For Accademia Unidee, the Third Mission is the set of activities, additional to the traditional teaching and research missions, with which it enters into direct interaction with society and facilitates the transfer and sharing of culture and of innovation in art and design. Since these are activities addressed to the outside world, particularly capable of promoting the creation of value for society, for businesses and for the territory in which it is synergistically and strategically located, the Accademia pursues suitable policies for the Third Mission and implements a series of actions aimed at ensuring their quality.

Accademia Unidee – Fondazione Pistoletto’s Academy of Fine Arts – constantly monitors and evaluates its Third Mission activities, considered an integral part of the Accademia’s quality assurance (AQ) policies, through precise guidelines and the achievement of its strategic objectives .

In addition to education and research, Accademia Unidee has as its mission the direct interaction with society, the transfer of knowledge and the sharing of innovation in art and design.

The focus of the Accademia’s Third Mission is sustainability and the UN Goals for Sustainable Development; in order to foster the creation of value for society, for businesses and for the territory in which it is synergistically and strategically located, the Accademia’s artistic and scientific contribution moves on two axes:

  • Enhancement of knowledge
  • Cultural production

Unidee’s Academy of Fine Arts constantly monitors and evaluates the effectiveness and social impact of its Third Mission activities, considered an integral part of the Accademia’s quality assurance (QA) policies.

Enhancement of knowledge

Every year, Accademia Unidee’s departments collaborate with businesses, organisations and institutions in order to promote the transfer of knowledge and research. Recent collaborations include:

2017, UNECE with Cittadellarte – Fashion B.E.S.T., Sustainable Textile Value Chain Platform (enhancement of intellectual property)

2016, Hydro – Better Places. Hydro is a space dedicated to cultural and social experimentation and research, a place where to exercise democracy through the practice of arts and relationships (academic entrepreneurship).

2020, Successori REDA. Territorial research project, in progress.

Cultural production

At the heart of Accademia Unidee’s Third Mission is artistic and cultural production, which occurs through activities linked to the enhancement of the cultural and artistic heritage, the dissemination of free-access information, permanent education and welfare.

Recent projects include:

Since 2019: Editing of Michelangelo Pistoletto’s catalogue raisonné, in progress

Every year, in February, Art and Design Department: Open studio and exhibition of students’ works

Every year, according to a calendar of events, Art and Design Department with Cittadellarte – Let Eat Bi: “Green Academy”, permanent educational course on lifestyle and food

2018 – Online publication of Silvia Franceschini’s book “The Politics of Affinity – Experiments in Art, Education and the Social Sphere” (2018).

Accademia UNIDEE’s Third Mission is:

  • research activities on request by third parties
  • intermediation structures
  • continuous development
  • social and cultural public engagement