5th Fair Trade International Symposium 2015

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5th Fair Trade International Symposium 2015

Politecnico di Milano - Bovisa Campus


The Milano Bovisa Campus arises on the site of the former industrial area of Bovisa, a neighbourhood north of Milan. The campus has been substantially expanded as the result of an international competition announced in 1998 by Politecnico di Milano in collaboration with other local entities and has brought about a general renewal of the zone.
Milano Bovisa seat is subdivided into two campuses: one on via Durando, which hosts the Schools of Architecture and Design, and one on via La Masa, which hosts the School of Industrial Engineering. The two campuses also host important research structures.


Maps of the Campus



Milan, IT

May 29, 2015 – May 31, 2015


Following the development of a vibrant international community of researchers and practitioners around the series of Fair Trade International Symposiums (FTIS – first held in Montreal 2002 and 2006, then Montpellier 2008, and Liverpool 2012), the International Steering Committee are delighted to announce a 5th event to be held in Milan, 29-31 May 2015. Building on the express efforts made in Liverpool to facilitate a close working relationship between researchers, policy makers and practitioners, the 5th Fair Trade International Symposium will be held in conjunction with the next World Fair Trade Organisation’s Biennial Conference and with the Fair Trade Week 2015. The FTIS 2015 will also be organized in parallel with Expo, Milano 2015, Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life.

The 5th Fair Trade International Symposium 2015, ‘Critically Developing the Fair Trade Movement: Trade justice in food, fashion and craft’, will develop critical analysis of the international Fair Trade movement in a number of key contexts. The reason for this theme is to connect with the immediate work of the Milan Expo and also the prominent yet largely under researched themes in the wider Fair Trade movement.






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