Officina della Scrittura is dedicated to the history of humankind. As quoted on the website of this exceptional museum, which opened near Turin on October 1st 2016, Umberto Eco once explained, “if one trait exists that is typically human, that is certainly the ability to create signs.”
Located in a 2,500-square-meter space within the headquarters of Aurora – the famous Italian fountain pen brand, founded in 1919 –, Officina della Scrittura is managed and organized by the Aurea Signa Association. Inside, you’ll embark on an evocative multi-sensorial journey in the world and history of signs, with interactive exhibits, showcases, workshops for schools, families and professionals, as well as an auditorium, a bookstore and a café.
It is a beautiful place with an important content:
Without writing, American philosopher Walter Jackson Ong said,
human consciousness cannot achieve its fuller potentials, cannot produce other beautiful and powerful creations. […] Literacy […] is absolutely necessary for the development not only of science but also of history, philosophy, explicative understanding of literature and of any art, and indeed for the explanation of language […] itself.
Better plan a visit and write it down on your calendar. Because, as you know, “scripta manent”.