About Raffaella


Beside the last adventure as Host Licensee and Creative Director of TEDxPalermo she is the Moleskine Company Curator and Consultant for Special Event since 1999, selecting protagonists of international culture and inviting them to turn a notebook into an artwork for the travelling show Detour. Graduated in Literature, she studied Photography, Architecture and Environmental Design. Since 1992 she worked as a journalist both for mags and Tv and in 1998 she conceived and produced a pioneer tvmagazine about Surf, Skate, Snow, awarded in a Tv Festival in Italy. In 1999 she founded the Cultural Association Kroitnijz and the no profit a.k.a. curatorial projects with a project room in Rome in 2004. Her first group show Advertainment-inc. (Entertainment in Advertising) was held at La Triennale Museum in Milan and Man Museum in Nuoro in 1999. Always travelling between Europe, US, Turkey and Latin America she is now Visiting Professor at Domus Academy, Consultant for Interior Design firm Leftover and freelance for mags and Publishers such as DAMn°, Marsilio, Booth-Clibborn and Charta Artbooks. As Independent Curator in 2011 she co-curated the Italian Pavilion of PQ Prague Quadrennial of Performing Design and Space and she organized two Parallel Events in the 11th and 12th Istanbul Biennial and the Collateral Event "A Better World" for Biennale Architettura 2012. After launching studio427.it she is working on TEDxPalermo's 3rd edition 2013


English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Contemporary Art, Architecture and Sustainable Design

An idea worth spreading

Networking as Free Access to Knowledge.

I'm passionate about

paradigm-shifting creativity, boundary breaking thoughts provoking facts.

Talk to me about

Contemporary Art, Sustainable Design and Architecture, The Green Agenda, Social Business, Crossmedia.

People don't know I'm good at

cooking, surfing

My TED story

When I met TED.com I started to be passionate about spreading some fulfilling TALKS inside a local WebTV, especially if subtitled. Soon to be unveiled the programs will range from conversations around the theme Good News for the Future to monologues, tv magazine, music jam sessions. Always trying to built a brand new opinion on Sicily, against the Mafia clichè. TEDxPalermo wish to be meaningful. Simple as that. Hopefully inspiring.

Favorite talks