Established in 1994 from a vision of Luciano Benetton and Oliviero Toscani, it is based in Treviso, Italy, in a space of magical architecture restored and augmented by Tadao Ando.
A renaissance-inspired, learning-by-doing approach, where curious, restless, ambitious, generous, free-thinking talents from all over the world experiment contemporary communication through a constant contamination between different disciplines, such as photography, video, graphics, design, fashion, writing, music, digital and performance.

“I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.”

John Adams, 1780
Founding Father and second President of the United States of America.


Financed courses
Fabrica has been awarded the title of Organismo di Formazione (training body) by the Italian legislation (DGR N° 359/2004) for its educational activities, which include organizing courses approved by Regione del Veneto and Italian State for young people.
These courses, financed by the European Social Fund, are available only for young people resident in the Veneto area.