Francesco Erspamer is professor of Italian studies and Romance languages and literatures at Harvard University. He is interested in aesthetics, history of ideas, politics, and cultural change. He has worked extensively on the Renaissance, the 19th and 20th century, and contemporary issues. His most recent books are The Creation of the Past: On Cultural Modernity and Fear of Change: Crisis and Criticism of the Concept of Culture. He is presently writing a book on cultural design with Pier Luigi Sacco. Email: email@example.com.
Pier Luigi Sacco is professor of Cultural Economics at IULM University, Milan, director of the IRVAPP Center of Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, and the special adviser to the European Commission in the field of cultural heritage. His research is focused on the economy of culture in postindustrial times. He claims that investing in intangible goods must become a part of a new economic policy and that it is a way to include art in the building of our prosperity. Sacco has authored numerous publications on modern economics. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.