About 180 square meters of space, design furnishings and a bar with dining area service. LABistrot, the new creative terrace of the Laba in Florence, is officially open: a multifunctional environment – at the exclusive service of teachers and students – capable of hosting up to 80 people and which will also be able to host events and social occasions inside.
The project is part of an overall investment package, fielded by the Free Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, and which in the space of two years has made it possible to carry out a series of renovations and energy redevelopment for an amount exceeding one million EUR.
The name is significant: LABistrot, chosen by the subscribers themselves through a contest launched in recent months on social networks. “The terrace of the Laba is an additional service that we make available to our students – comments the director of the Laba in Florence, Domenico Cafasso -. Not only a refreshment point but also a precious hub for internal relations within the Academy: LABistrot can become the center for the development of new ideas and a space for active discussion on artistic disciplines “.
And precisely in this direction goes “Laba Talks”, the new format of the Laba of Florence that will inaugurate the new season of LABistrot. A series of live events on Facebook and Twitch to discuss the talent and future of the creative arts with personalities from the world of literature, food and wine culture and sport. Not simple interviews but open reflections on the meaning of making art, in a year in constant evolution.
The first special guest, Tuesday 9 March, at 6 pm, will be the chef Filippo Saporito, cooking master of the starred Florentine restaurant La Leggenda dei Frati, in Villa Bardini.
The leitmotif of the meeting, like the others, will be cinema: the chosen film will be commented on by the guest, who will have the opportunity to explore their own area of expertise and analyze the film from a singular perspective. There will be anecdotes, funny personal experiences and memories of your life baggage. All accompanied by the informal atmosphere of the LABistrot, overlooking the city.