From 9 to 13 December the German Italian Workshop “Automate the Non-Standard. From digital fabrication to mass customisation” took place in Milan. The pilot project is a cooperation between Società d'Incorragiamento d'Arti e Mestieri, Robert Bosch Italia and Villa Vigoni and is aimed at apprentices from Germany and Italy who have been selected based on their particular achievements. Other project partners are the German School of Milan and the German-Italian Chamber of Commerce within the framework of their training company Dual.Concept.
The one-week full-time course is dedicated to the various aspects of production processes in the context of industry 4.0 and aims to stimulate an exchange between the Italian and German educational systems. During a visit to a Bosch Italia production site, the participants will also gain concrete insights into the practice of a multinational company.
The workshop will take place at SIAM (Society for the Promotion of Arts and Crafts) in Milan. This was first "vocational school" in Italy, founded in 1838 by Heinrich Mylius, the founding father of Villa Vigoni, and establishes a direct link between the programmes of the workshop and Heinrich Mylius, a true pioneer of the concept of "dual education".
The workshop kicks off the new BMBF-funded project of Villa Vigoni with the title "What keeps Europe together: the European knowledge". The project builds on Heinrich Mylius' beliefs about the democratic character of the right to education and about the economic benefit of socially widespread knowledge. The project will be implemented in various forms and event formats until 2021.