THE ENDLESS LANDSCAPE
The ENDLESS LANDSCAPE is the longest landscape in the world in physical and digital format. Produced in collaboration with the Milan Polytechnic, each student is asked to create a Landscape that would represent them in 3x9cm format. The physical models created by each student are photographed so that a digitally-assembled photograph matches each landscape. Digitally, it will be seen as a never-ending landscape, potentially open to new individual landscapes, which can be added, forming the longest digital landscape in the world. The students from the Milan Polytechnic participating in the project number approximately eighty.
Curated by Raffaella Colombo
What are the keywords for approaching the project on the Anthropocene? We asked Italian landscape architects, architects, anthropologists and other professionals to give us three keywords for developing the project. These are some of the results, prepared exclusively for the Tools For After Festival.
Selenia Marinelli, who has a Doctorate in architecture, uses a post-humanist and neo-materialist approach to explore how biomaterials can support symbiotic relationships in the Anthropocene. Her research aims to redefine architecture as a place of coexistence between human and non-human inhabitants. Since 2021, she has been working for FVA (Future of Visual Anthropology) - New Media Research as a project manager in several EU-funded projects on sustainable circular bio-economy. Additionally, as an independent researcher, Selenia conducts hands-on experiments with DIY creation of biomaterials to promote material activism through a transdisciplinary approach to material design.
Andrea Staid has a Doctorate and teaches cultural and visual anthropology at NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts) and cultural anthropology at the State University of Genoa. He is the director of the Biblioteca/Antropologia series for Meltemi Publishers and is author of the work I dannati della metropoli (Milieu, 2014); Gli arditi del popolo (Milieu, 2008-2015); Abitare illegale (Milieu, 2017); Le nostre braccia (Milieu, 2011- 2015); Senza Confini (Milieu, 2018); Contro la gerarchia e il dominio (Meltemi, 2018); Disintegrati (Nottetempo, 2020); La casa vivente (ADD, 2021); Essere natura (UTET, 2022). His books have been translated in Greece, Germany, Spain, China, Portugal and Chile. He collaborates with various newspapers, including Il Tascabile and Left.
DEEP AND SOCIAL ECOLOGY
OVERTURNING THE IMAGINARY
Sabrina Diamanti graduated with Honours in Forestry from the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Florence, specialising in land planning and management. Listed with the Order of Agronomists and Foresters since 1998, she has always been a freelance professional. She has worked as a technical consultant, planner and project manager for private individuals and public bodies. She has participated in projects on social issues involving international cooperation, where she has been a spokesperson for experiences in 'healing gardens', social gardens and social agriculture. She has been coordinator in various regional and EU projects in the Liguria Region. As an oil taster she has been listed on the national register of technicians and experts in virgin and extra virgin olive oil since 2007. She has been a member of the Oil Panel of the C.C.I.A.A. (Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Crafts and Agriculture) of La Spezia since 2012 and Adviser to ONAV (National Organisation of Wine Tasters) for the La Spezia Section since 2003. She is a member of the Technical and Scientific Committee of the Montemarcello-Magra-Vara Regional Park and a member of the Jury for "La Città per il Verde"; "CityBrandTourism Landscape" and Euroflora. She is also a member of the Technical and Scientific Committee of ECOtechGREEN and Flormart. News Correspondent for the Accademia dei Georgofili (Academy of Agriculturalists) and the Italian Academy of Forestry Science. She has always been an active presence in the life of the Order of Agronomists and Foresters: at a local level, in various roles, up to the Presidency of the Order, and of the Liguria Federation. Since 2013 she has been a National Councillor with the role of Coordinator of the Department of Landscape Planning and Green Systems. Since 14 September 2018 she has been President of the National Council of Agronomists and Foresters.
Tindara Crisafulli is a landscape architect and expert in Mediterranean landscapes. Since 2004, with her multidisciplinary team, she has been designing open spaces for environmental and human well-being. From small scale to large, be it public or private, for hospitality or for retail, she follows the design from the preliminary to the definitive phase and from there through to the executive and construction management phases. Tindara Crisafulli is a designer of theme and leisure parks for shopping centres, such as MARAVIGGHIA - WONDER LEISURE PARK for the Centro Sicilia in Catania; the open spaces of the Castello di Serravalle in Mineo; the municipal park of San Cono, as well as accommodation parks in an agricultural setting.
Simone Ghiaroni is a social anthropologist with a PhD from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and post-doctoral studies at the Collège de France in Paris. He explores the human domains of religions, demons, myths, rituals, witchcraft, divination, cognition, arts and narratives. He teaches anthropology, writes, casts spells, and struggles to survive.
Alessia Giglio is an agronomist and a graduate of the Faculty of Agriculture in Catania; her work has been in specialised nurseries. She is also a designer and a lecturer in a number of specialisation and training courses in design, and a co-author of books and articles in the sector. Since 2017 she has been working in collaboration with the Distretto Produttivo Agrumi di Sicilia (Citrus-Producing Regions of Sicily).
Patrizia Pozzi is a landscape architect whose studio develops projects dedicated to the most transversal forms of architecture and contemporary landscape, in which the relationship between people/human beings and nature is strongly reflected. Her work has been published both in Italian and in international books and magazines, and has been selected and exhibited at three editions of the European Landscape Biennale in Barcelona and at the Venice Biennale. In 2007 she published her first monograph Landscape Design, edited by Lucia Valerio (Electa Mondadori), and in 2012 her second, Contemporary Landscape, edited by Luca Molinari (Skira). In April 2016 the work Nidi d'uomo was exhibited at the Design Museum during the Milan Triennale.
Giornalista e scrittore di florovivaismo. Gli ultimi libri tecnici scritti con Giovanni Serra sono: “Floricoltura Italiana” e “Facitori di Fiori e Piante Ornamentali”. Scrive poesia e narrativa. Il libro “Coma - La vita in un altro tempo” è stato pubblicato in 3 lingue. I libri “Alla ricerca dell'esistenza”, “Babilliria”, “Andromeda's Gilda” e “Andromeda 08” vengono pubblicati in collaborazione con l'amico pittore e musicista Pier Paderni. “Viva la vita” è il suo motto.
Francesco Ferrini is full Professor of General Arboriculture and Tree Cultivation at the University of Florence. He has been President of the Italian Society of Arboriculture and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
Beppe Facente is an architect who has taught and researched product strategy and design at the Milan Polytechnic. He has participated in numerous events and exhibitions in architecture and design. His work has been published in the most important national and international newspapers.
ETHICAL AND INCLUSIVE DESIGN
PUT NATURE AT THE CENTRE
STOP RESOURCE CONSUMPTION
Francesca Parotti holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florence, where she specialised in the use of bamboo as a structural material. Author of several scientific articles on the use of bamboo in engineering, and of research into innovative materials and their application in aerospace design, she is currently a freelance engineer working in technical consultancy, structural design, work supervision and site-safety coordination. She is the creator and coordinator of the first Italian postgraduate specialisation in Design for Aerospace. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Krein, materials coordinator for the Mars Society, and member of AIB (Italian Bamboo Association).
I was born in Lucca, a city of art where the love for closed or open garden spaces is skilful. I spent the first twenty-five years of my life in Viareggio, where I learnt from Galileo Chini the love of colour, and from the history of Liberty villas a new form of garden with a "sacredness" shaped by a discrete protection and filtering of the libeccio and tramontana winds. I attended the Polytechnic in Milan, where I learnt about the complexity of the city and the importance of nature; I graduated in Town Planning at the University of Venice, where I fell in love with the magic of water. I now live in Forte dei Marmi, where I have absorbed the message of the great spaces of the villas of Imperial Rome and the Mediterranean maquis of D’Annunzio.