The Goethe Institut’s “Unternehmen Deutsch – Piazza Affari Tedesco” project was the pretext for starting a collaboration between the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in Spilimbergo and the Mattiussi-Pertini Institute in Pordenone. This represents for students a link between the educational environment and the world of work and fosters their creative and entrepreneurial spirit. From the idea of the IV A of the RIM (International Relations and Marketing) course and the German and English teachers, Francesca Benetazzo and Andrea Colosimo, the students got involved by transforming their class into a company, which took the name of DEUMA (from the union of Deutschland with Mattiussi), in which everyone plays a specific role according to their qualities and aptitudes. There is a director, Massimiliano Dreon, who coordinates the various activities and is assisted by the deputy, Matteo Melosso, and by the secretarial staff: Gioia Cancian, who is in charge of minutes and statistics, the undersecretary Maximilian Terry and the communications manager Amra Seferovic. Then there are the representatives of the marketing sector who will carry out the advertising launch of the product: Oxana Sviderschi, graphic designer, and Eleonora Bertiato, director and advertising scriptwriter. The IT aspects of the company are managed by Luca Cesaro and Nicola Cammarata. The supervision of the company project is entrusted to Professor Francesca Benetazzo.
International relations, language and marketing skills can finally be applied outside the school environment. The aim of the project is in fact to stimulate students to learn about and deepen the commercial aspects of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in order to enhance it outside the Italian border. The challenge is therefore to design a product that represents the region, and to promote and launch it on the German market. Hence the idea of collaborating with the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli which trains mosaic professionals, respecting the craftsmanship of our territory.
The students have already started working immediately establishing a relationship of trust and collaboration with Dr. Gian Piero Brovedani, director of the School. The first informative meeting was recently held in which the Mattiussi “new company” had the opportunity to learn about the secrets and history of mosaic, an ancient art appreciated all over the world.
An integral part of the project will naturally be the visit to the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli by the company team, already planned in compliance with the health regulations. A whole day of in-depth study is expected for young entrepreneurs with the opportunity to experience the creation of a mosaic with their own hands, from cutting the tiles with the hammer to laying them down to compose a figure.
Who knows whether a permanent collaboration between the students of Isis Mattiussi-Pertini and the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli will arise from this project in the future, in order to bring this art to even the youngest.