Summer 2021 went by so swiftly, it is hard to believe that it will be officially Fall 🎃 in just a few days. In Piedmont kids are back in schools for their second full year of these covid19 times.
The Italian minister of education said that long distance learning is over for good, but we already have some kindergarten classes in quarantine.
Nothing much has changed in our schools and educational system, because it is just too expensive to hire more teachers and make smaller classes. Training our k-12 teachers to do multidisciplinary mixed media projects 😕 seems to be a lost cause too.... however, the whole EU is pretty much in the same boat.
And ours is actually a lucky boat as most European countries have excellent vaccination rates and our covidiots are the exception that proves the rule.
At this point, we all just want to live as freely as possible, so at least in Italy, facemasks aren't a problem at all, and on September 20th the first 10 categories of people at risk (like low immune system, med pros and others) will start receiving their 3rd covid19 shot 💉
Given the weather is still allowing us to enjoy the outdoors, most of our public events are taking place now:
☕ Turin Coffee - THE coffee festival of Turin was on September 11 and 12
💣 our very own Pietro Micca parade was also on September 11
📯 MiTo - the classical music festival Milano-Torino is taking place regularly, click here for the concert calendars in both cities till September 26
✏💻 the Torino Graphic Days - the visual design festival is taking place till September 26
🐄🐐🐑 Cheese - the Slow Food Cheese festival in Bra (both a very cute town and a cheese but very far from how you say 'bra' in Italian 😂) is also regularly taking place on Sep 17-20. Naturally this 2021 edition has mostly Italian producers due to the pandemic
And we are gearing up for our BIG October events in Turin:
📚 Salone del Libro di Torino our very own Turin book fair on October 14-18
👾👹🐧 the View Conference the Turin's SIGGRAPH (for the lovers of computer graphics, computer animation and a lot of more) is taking place on October 17-22 in Turin and online too!
This is pretty much how we try to keep our minds busy, without thinking about the always clear and present danger of possible lockdowns. We did skip our third wave in the summer 😓 and from the sewage data, we know that the vaccination campaign has been successful so far, as most people in Turin got the Delta variant but they are not aware of it because they are mostly asymptomatic 😌
Still our medical professionals are exhausted and our covid19 wards have reopened...
Wherever you are, dear amici, be safe and keep visualizing your travel to Turin.
On October 3-4 we are electing a new mayor that will also change the whole city council too. May the newly elected officials bring a new productive wind and boost our local productivity and visibility!
There is so much we can share with you, guys 😜