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The architect and designer Tobia Scarpa (born in Venice in 1935) works in the field of design as well as in architecture and in the restoration of historic buildings. Some of his pieces of furniture are on display in a number of the world's most prestigious museums, including the Louvre and the MoMA. He has also been one of the most important designers of Benetton factories. His major projects have included the Palazzetto dello Sport in Salerno, the headquarters of the Interporto in Padua, the Palazzo del Mercato Vecchio in Verona, and the De Soeverein stadium in Lommel. Scarpa has recently completed the renovation and extension of the Galleria dell'Accademia in Venice, which is now forms part of the city's "Art Mile", the sequence of museums that includes François Pinault's Punta della Dogana, the Fondazione Vedova, and the Guggenheim Museum. The talk will be preceded by an introduction, focusing specifically on this project, by Tobia Scarpa and Renata Codello, Venice's Superintendent of Monuments.