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18th Italian Language Week in the World is an event promoted yearly by the cultural and diplomatic network in the third week of October. It focuses on a theme that acts as the leitmotif of a vast cultural programme to promote the diffusion of the Italian language. The initiative was launched in 2001 through the joint action of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Accademia della Crusca, which was subsequently joined by the Swiss Confederation, where Italian is one of the country's official languages. During these past eighteen years, 18th Italian Language Week in the World has ended up representing the Foreign Ministry’s privileged Italian promotion channel in terms of the number of activities simultaneously organized all over the world. This success story is due to the growing engagement of the Italian and Italian-speaking communities abroad, along with local cultural institutions and a host of writers, poets, artists, teachers and academics who have passionately enlivened all the past editions by taking part in hundreds of conferences, meetings, lectures, refresher courses, thus opening a cultural and intercultural dialogue with other writers, artists, intellectuals and representatives of civil society in a large number of Countries. Since 2013, the theme of the Week has dealt with the world of business and culture, highlighting the link between language and creativity.

The 18th edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World, scheduled to take place from 15 to 21 October 2018, will be dedicated to “Italian and the web, social networks for the Italian Language”. This is a highly topical subject, and will delve into the interactions and influences between the Italian language, the Net, new information technologies and social communications, including social platforms.


The program of the week is as follow:


13 October 2018

Contemporary Art | 19.00 | Auditorium IIC Jakarta

Opening: “Planet Earth: 21st Century. Postcards of a virtual journey by Daniela Comani”



15 October 2018

Contemporary Art | 14.30 | Auditorium IIC Jakarta

Artist Talk with Daniela Comani


16 October 2018

Technology-Cinematography | 14.30 | Auditorium IIC Jakarta

Digital Archive for the Italian Movie Director Federico Fellini by Federico Grandesso from the Fellini Foundation for Cinema, Sion Switzerland


17 October 2018

Language | 15.00 | Auditorium IIC Jakarta

- Seminar: “The new media and the Italian Language” by Stefania Piscitelli, lecturer of Italian Language and Culture at State University of Jakarta, Trisakti and National University

- Presentations of new mobile App “ItaliAmo” and book entitled “First Encounters Portraits and Atmospheres of Indonesia” by Roberto Costa


18 October 2018

Music workshop and jam session | 15.00 – 17.00 | Auditorium IIC Jakarta

Between the Bass Lines with Nita Aartsen and Mikele Montolli


19 October 2018

Literature | 09.00-11.00 | Fakultas Ilmu Pengetahuan Budaya Universitas Indonesia

Seminar: “Memory of the past, walls and freedom migrations and literature” by Giuseppe Catozzella


20 October 2018

Language | 15.00 – 21.00 | Restaurant Massimo Yogyakarta

“Aperibahasa” by Roberta Salzano, lecturer of Italian Language and Culture at University of Gadjah Mada and University of Muhammadiyah



Date: Da Monday, October 15, 2018 a Sunday, October 21, 2018

Organized by : IIC Jakarta

In collaboration with : Universitas Indonesia, Ambasciata Svizzera, Accademia Italiana della Cucina, UNAS, UNJ, Trisakti, Jakarta e Universitas Muhammadiyah e Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta

Entrance : Free


IIC Jakarta, Universitas Indonesia, Restaurant Massimo Yogyakarta