Matera 2019

Marta Mantovani was born in Verona in 1990. After obtaining her high school diploma in foreign languages, she attended the Faculty of Sociology at the University of Trento. She went on an Erasmus course to complete her third year of studies at Bath University, in Great Britain. She gained her Bachelor of Arts in 2013.

Marta moved to Florence where she had several professional experiences. Later, she attended two traineeships abroad, at the Department of the Veneto Region in Brussels and at the Italian Embassy in the United States respectively. On this last occasion she had the chance to work on the importance and cross-references of cultural topics in international relationships. After, she moved back to Italy and in 2017 she gained a Master’s degree in International studies with honours.

After completing the programme “Generazione Cultura” by the Luiss Business School, she started a traineeship in the Culture Department of the Matera-Basilicata 2019 Foundation.

Marta has gained a lot of experience in volunteering and in particular she has taught Italian to foreign children and teen-agers. She firmly believes that culture can help strengthen social relationships and disseminate a pattern of living together, relying on the values of democracy and solidarity.