Petrini’s manifesto

In beginning to think about my literature review, (i.e. compiling all the sources to build a theoretical foundation on which to base a valid argument concerning my thesis), I decided to start at the roots of the movement, Carlo Petrini’s Slow Food Revolution. Essentially an auto-biography of Slow Food, Petrini highlights the major milestones (and setbacks) of what started as a resistance to the Italian Left. Throughout his collection of memoirs and public speeches, I found inspiration in his words and several design opportunities. A lot has transpired since the book was published in 2005, including criticism for the movement’s sometimes elitist connotations and American “brand” typology. Yet there is truth and hope to the manifesto that was officially introduced to the world in 1987, and I hope to find a peaceful co-existence with history and modernity.

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