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Corinna Del Bianco

Corinna Del Bianco (Florence | Milan) PhD in Architectural, Urban and Interior Design, with a research on forms of living in Pemba in Mozambique (Dwellings and Settlements in Pemba, a typo-morphological field study in a changing urban environment) at the Politecnico di Milano, where, since 2015, she has tutored the Urban Design for Development course. Since 2014 she is assistant professor at the Josai International University of Tokyo and in 2016 she was invited to hold workshops by the Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction (Baku), the Toyo University (Tokyo) and the Tohoku University of Art and Design (Yamagata).

She is board member of the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco, and since 2015, has directed the activities of the International Institute Life Beyond Tourism® for the development of territories through travel for intercultural dialogue. Here she develops research and educational activities on the topics of the Life Beyond Tourism Model and Movement.

The research conducted is two folded: from one side the research related to travel as an opportunity for the promotion of dialogue among cultures and from the other the mapping and analysis of self-built forms of living in developing contexts. This found its origins during the master thesis under the supervision of Stefano Boeri and Pier Paolo Tamburelli. Up to date it consists in three case studies: a residential block in a favela of Sao Paulo, Brazil (published by Pacini Editore, Pisa, 2014 with the name Jardim Filhos da Terra), the Pok Fu Lam neighbourhood in Hong Kong and four neighbourhoods of Pemba, Mozambique

Since 2009, she has collaborated with Italian and international architectural studios (Emmanuel Cros Architect, Paris; MDU Architetti, Prato; Stefano Boeri Architetti, Milan; Stefano Gambacciani Architetto, Florence; Buro Ole Schereen Architecture, Beijing).

In 2015 she was appointed Ambassador for Tourism and Tsuyahime Rice by the Yamagata Prefecture (Japan).

She periodically publishes the results of the research in books and articles.



Francesco Civita

One of the last students of Fosco Maraini, to whom he is linked by the feeling of deep respect. Expert of the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco for the Far East. Former Curator of the Oriental Sections of the Stibbert Museum in Florence. Associate Researcher at CNR – ISC (National Research Council – Institute of Complex Systems).

Graduated in Oriental Languages and Literature (Japanese) with the thesis on “Evolution of the Japanese Sword from Protohistory to the Modern Age”. Curator and member of scientific committees of exhibitions related to the Oriental Sections (Japanese and Islamic) of the Stibbert Museum in Florence, held both at the national and international level (Italy, Holland, Germany, France, Japan and the USA), curator of the respective catalogues (both as Author and as Unique Curator).

Consultancy and collaborations for national and international museums (Vatican Museums, National Museum of Oriental Art in Rome, Oriental Museum of Venice, Royal Armoury of Turin, Venaria Reale, Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, Metropolitan Museum of N.Y., National Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas, University Museum of Athens, Georgia, Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida, Wereld Museum, Rotterdam, Netherland).

Selected by ICCROM to attend two International  Courses on Japanese Laquer URUSHI in Japan (Tokyo and Kiso) organised by ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) and NRCPT (Independent Administrative Institution, National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo) in 2005 and 2007.

Won the Andrew Mellon Fellowship in 2009 at the Metropolitan Museum of New York.

His interests are mainly concentrated on the management of cultural heritage for its proper study, use and enjoyment as a vehicle of understanding of cultural diversities and roots of different cultures; educational and training aspects related to the above themes, as well as the principles of proper conservation, restoration, study, cataloguing and management of oplological collections with particular reference to materials and evolution of the Defensive /offensive weapons during the periods of XI-XIV, XV-XVII, XVIII-XIX centuries.



Stefania Macrì

Stefania Macrì has a degree in Political Sciences (communication field) at the University of Florence with a thesis on Marketing Communication applied to social themes. She made researches on social campaigns with a comparison of action processes between profit and no profit companies. During her studies she analyzed the techniques of communication with a focus on sociologic and cultural aspects  of the actual modern societies. She started a professional path based on the knowledge of different cultures aiming at  defining proper communication strategies and action plans by using the traditional and new media combined together.

She’s been organizing events since 2009 and she works in the field of Digital Marketing in the Life Beyond Tourism Movement.

Life Beyond Tourism® Trainers


A.Y. 2018/2019

Stefano Barlacchi
Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco, Italy

Eka Devidze
European University, Georgia,  Tourism and Reality NGO

Paul Alain Gbaman Dogoua
Urban Community of Bertoua, Cameroon[/vc_column_text]

A.Y. 2017/2018

Dileta Aleksandraviciene
Vilnius University, Kaunas Faculty, Lithuania

Livija Grikietis
Vilnius University, Kaunas Faculty, Lithuania

Liudmila Devel 
St. Petersburg University of Culture, Russia

Al-Bakeer Aktham 
General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage in Saudi Arabia

Jiří Vaníček
University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic

Liběna Jarolimková 
University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic

Viktorija Maciulyte 
Vilnius University Library, Lithuania

Wail Houssin 
Taibah university, Al Ula Community College, South Arabia

Tatsiana Yakauchyts
Belarus State Economic University, Belarus

Mikhail Toporkov
All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature Rudomino, Russia

Daria Beliakova
All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature Rudomino, Russia

Anna Yudina
Kemerovo State Institute of Culture, Russia

Marina Mezhova
Kemerovo State Institute of Culture, Russia

Gunay Gafarova
Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University, Azerbaijan

Ekaterina Shilova 
Ivanovo State University, Russia

Ewa Stachura
State University of Applied Sciences in Raciborz, Institute of Architecture, Poland

Lali Mikeladze
Caucasus International University

Irina Sorokina

Najat Zarrouk
African Local Governments Academy (ALGA) of UCLG-Africa

Mpilo Brilliane Ngubane
Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE) Ethekwini Municipality – Durban

Jewel Adjei

Marandu Baraka Damas
UCLG Africa East Africa Regional Bureau (EARO)

Anani Mawusse Joachim Hunlede
UCLG Africa West Africa Regional Bureau (WARO)

Eduardo Nsiasoque
Administrative commission of the City of Luanda

Anass Salhi
Travel Agency of the City of Chefchaouen

Mohamed Abou Sow
City of Ganki – Région of Gorgol Département Central de Kaedi – Mauritania

Dalila Elharras
Municipale Agency of Development – City of Chefchaouen

Monia Ammar
UCLG Africa

Alyona Auchuk
Association for the promotion of education and cultural exchange of University of Marburg

Irina Gutkina
Moscow Academy of Humanities and Technology

Nina Tokareva
Moscow Academy of Humanities and Technology