Our vision is inspired by
Around Culture is a new company operating in the field of culture, of the arts, of creativity and social innovation, as an integrated platform based on networks of skills, that are reliable, varied and multidisciplinary.
Its main scope is to contribute to the valorisation and the communication of cultural capital, both tangible and intangible, through projects that create convergences, models and synergies, delivering quality experiences.
Its fields of action are all the spheres of culture (heritage, cultural activities, cultural and creative industries, nature and territory), and its actions combine a variety of sectors (from research to new technologies and digital heritage, from sustainable tourism to artistic events, from communication to advocacy services for culture).
Around Culture brings together knowledge, experience, good practices, blending humanistic culture and business culture, innovation in products and processes and the elevation of tradition and memory, the promotion of local territory and the creation of new knowledge, professional expertise and artistic creation. Separate worlds until now kept apart, brought together in action through common interest and opportunity.
Working through projects – the “project culture” – is our preferred approach, an ad hoc space where we can achieve new possibilities and offer tailor-made solutions.
Our model of reference is Italo Calvino’s American lectures: six memos for the next millennium: Lightness as suppleness and flexibility in the solutions we offer and in our collaborations; Quickness in our ability to analyse and to meet requirements, demands and responses; Exactitude in the punctuality of our actions and our adherence to the context in which they take place; Visibility in the screening and public function acknowledged to culture; Multiplicity in the plurality of contributions and knowledge that we can activate; Consistency in the clarity of our procedures.
Around Culture does not aim to simplify or to overcome the complexity of the challenges set by the world of the arts, of culture and creativity in relation to the transformations of contemporary society; rather, it seeks to explore, to exploit the vigour of the connections and interactions, to recombine project methods, to activate a virtuous circle of cause and effect between different subjects, the better to integrate different supply chains, truly to promote a real public-private collaboration, producing effective and exemplary value by shaking up the cultural sector.
In order to do this, Around Culture favours a systemic approach, a competitive cooperation, even if only linked to a specific situation or project, the action of permanent peer-to-peer networks built upon specific opportunities and occasions, through intertwining and weaving.
Around Culture holds strongly to the values of versatility, independence, tenacity, passion, courage, respect, skill and collaboration, and as ethical principles transparency, propriety, both formal and substantial, compliance with rules, and honesty.
archaeology & digital heritage
project director & multimedia
Francesco Lo Sardo
media & public affairs
environment & natural resources
communication & external relations
cultural heritage & international projects
institutional relations consultant
international communication consultant
business relations consultant
art director & graphic consultant
Action Global Communication Ltd
Associazione Verso Green Italia
Centro Città d’Acqua s.r.l.
CIRPS – Centro Interuniversitario Sviluppo Sostenibile
CISP – Comitato Internazionale Sviluppo dei Popoli
Comune di Anzio
Comune di Licenza
Comune di Manziana
Comune di Roma
Consorzio Roma Ricerche
Fondazione De Sanctis
Fondazione Nuovo Millennio
Fox International Channels Italy
John Cabot University – Roma
MIBACT – Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
Monumento Naturale Caldara di Manziana
National Geographic Channel – Germany
Parco Naturale Regionale dell’Appennino Monti Simbruini
Parco regionale Appia Antica
Parco Regionale Naturale dei Monti Lucretili
Philip Morris Italia
Pisana 04 srl
Progetto Mercato di Testaccio srl
Provincia di Latina
Provincia di Roma
Servizio Studi Uff. Parchi
RCS Libri Regione Lazio
RFI – Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato
Riserva Naturale Regionale Tor Caldara
Riserva Naturale Regionale Selva del Lamone
Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici dell’Etruria Meridionale
Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali
Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma
Università di Roma “La Sapienza”
WWF Sistema delle Oasi e Riserve Naturali
X Comunità Montana – “Valle dell’Aniene”