Milan Design Week: April 8th - 13th 2014
Directed by Claudia Zanfi, aMAZElab / Atelier del Paesaggio
You can find here the complete daily program for GREEN ISLAND 2014: LANDSCAPING. Dutch Design for a new city Garden
TUESDAY 8TH APRIL: Garibaldi Train Station Hall, Piazza Freud (Green Metro Line, Porta Garibaldi station)
Opening of the first photographic exhibition in Italy dedicated to the great Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf (Section 1: with shots by the photographer and gardener Alberto Callari), followed by the presentation of the monographic volume (published by Bolis) dedicated to his urban gardens (High Line NYC; Millennium Park Chicago, etc…).
> Display of original design chairs specially produced for the event at the Garibaldi Train Station by Floris Wubben (NL), with the use of tree branches and trunks.
> Creation of a green area within the public space in Corso Como, designed by ‘Atelier del Paesaggio’ group - www.atelierdelpaesaggio.wordpress.com - in collaboration with ‘Oltre il Giardino’ plant nurseries.
> Installation of various plant species produced in Holland in collaboration with Promogiardinaggio - www.promogiardinaggio.org
WEDNESDAY 9TH APRIL: Giardino del Terraggio, via Terraggio 5 (Green Metro Line, S.Ambrogio station)
Bee Active Day: Workshops for children on the theme of honey, bees and beehives organised by CONAPI (Italian Consortium of Beekeepers); Biodiversity containers: a presentation of the ‘SalvaSemi’ (SeedSaver) designed by Marti Giuxè, with free gifts offered by the Alessi Museum.
Opening of the installations specially created for the garden by the group of designers and beekeepers Bee Collective (NL).
> Photography exhibition on the urban gardens of Piet Oudolf (Section 2: Oudolf’s gardens photographed by Oudolf himself).
> Organic coktails offered by CONAPI.
THURSDAY 10TH APRIL: Spazio Lombardini22, via Lombardini 22 (Green Metro Line, Porta Genova station)
Talk about the theme of ‘Urban Landscaping. The Dutch Way’
> Experts, landscape artists, architects, designers and botanists exchange views on the theme of and need for a new concept of landscaping, following the example introduced around the world by Piet Oudolf.
> Musical party to follow.
Bike Tours to cast the seeds of creativity around the city, and to discover a lesser known side to Milan, all on two wheels, in collaboration with BikeMI (bike sharing Milano), Inner Design and AIAPP (Association of Italian Landscape Architects).