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Fabrica is a research workshop, new school and studio. It pursues research through making, producing groundbreaking projects in collaboration with the world’s best creative talents. Our desire is to positively impact upon social and cultural change. Fabrica pursues its own projects as well as working for others, from commercial clients to governments, NGOs and the cultural sector, developing tangible research, expertly communicated.
Fabrica was created by Benetton in 1994, and projects have won Webbies, Academy Awards, Cannes Grand Prix, Art Directors Club and D&AD awards and more besides. If you are 25 or under, you can apply
for a scholarship to join our research community. If you are interested in collaborating, we'd be happy to talk.
Villa Pastega, via Postioma 54/F
Catena di Villorba
31020, Treviso, Italy
Phone +39 0422 516111
Fabrica is created based on the shared idea of Luciano Benetton and Oliviero Toscani.
, then-director of Fabrica, directs and produces the film Evidence
about children and TV, scored by Philip Glass.
Fabrica hosts the first conference of the International Federation of SOS Racisme
by Zhang Yuan wins the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Fabrica starts its own TV talk-show about creativity on Italian television channel TMC2.
Fabrica’s new headquarters are opened by Japanese architect Tadao Ando
Sangam: The Meeting Point
is released, a project by Michael Nyman
for Fabrica Musica.
No Man’s Land
by Danis Tanovic wins Best Foreign Film at the Oscars and Golden Globes, and wins Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
Nuvolari tra la terra e il cielo
on show at Palazzo Te in Mantua, Italy. Laura Pollini becomes the new Director of Fabrica.
, an opera about ethnic and religious conflicts goes on stage in Karlsruhe, Germany.
The F Award
, an international competition for socially-concerned photography, is launched in collaboration with Forma.
Les Yeux Ouverts
, an exhibition about Fabrica, opens at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
speaks at an exhibition of Les Yeux Ouverts
at the Milan Triennale, in conjunction with COLORS #71- Vörland
, an issue entirely dedicated to the environment.
Fabrica develops a global campaign on child injury prevention for the United Nations’ WHO and UNICEF.
Two Fabricanti re-interpret Dante’s Inferno
with a book of illustration and commentary, published by Mondadori as L’inferno di Dante. Una storia naturale (Dante’s Inferno: a Natural History)
Fabrica creates UNHATE
, a campaign on behalf of United Colors of Benetton. UNHATE
wins Press Grand Prix at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, among many other awards.
becomes the new Chairman of The Benetton Group. Dan Hill
becomes the new CEO of Fabrica. An Advisory Board is established, presided over by Paul Thompson
, Rector of the Royal College of Art in London.
Italian journalist Roberto Saviano
presents his latest book, Zerozerozero
in the Fabrica agora with 800 people in attendance.