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8 June 2022

Fondazione Ermanno Casoli presents the volume Innovating Business with Art, an English version of the book Innovare l’impresa con l’arte. Il metodo della Fondazione Ermanno Casoli, published by Egea.


“Their findings enrich our understanding and offer new avenues for future work, in which I sincerely hope that the next generation of researchers will tread with courage and curiosity alongside artists, workers, managers, engaging organizations like those described in this book. May they also have the good fortune of working with as generative and far-sighted a partner as the Fondazione Ermanno Casoli”. Ariane Berthoin Antal

With a preface by Ariane Berthoin Antal – WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the volume is written by Chiara Paolino – associate professor of Business Organization at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and professor of Leadership, Organization and HR at SDA Bocconi School of Management (for the theoretical part), Deborah Carè – Chief Human Resources Officer of Elica and FEC director from 2009 to 2017 (for the managerial part), Marcello Smarrelli – art historian and artistic director of FEC (for the artistic and curatorial part).

The volume aims to spread good practices in organizing artistic interventions in businesses by discussing the most current theoretical approaches on the relationship between art and business. For this reason it is aimed at both the managerial and the artistic community, with the intention of creating an authentic dialogue for the common benefit, analyzing the application of the ‘method’ developed by Fondazione Ermanno Casoli, in its ten-year experience, within important Italian companies, in comparison with similar methods adopted internationally.

The artistic interventions published in the book have been selected from among the many created by Fondazione Ermanno Casoli Foundation because they are functional to the managerial topics dealt with.

For this international edition, a new theme has been elaborated concerning the artistic interventions that Fondazione Ermanno Casoli organized before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. This last development of the volume is functional to reflect on the value of collaboration between art and business during crises and on the problems that art can raise in the workplace during an emergency such as the one we are experiencing.

The book is available in all bookstores and on