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SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER, 4-6 pm

ALVEARI URBANI, at the San Faustino Garden, presents the special event of the first taste of honey produced directly by the bee hives of the garden. An appetizer will be offered, made by the winning recipes of the contest 'The sweet nectar', whose main ingredient is honey.

In collaboration with: Town Hall 3, Municipality of Milan; Cucinadiffusa / SoLunch; Trame Verdi; Recup; Legno Urbano; Greenwood; Apicoltura Capoano; and the associations involved in the management of the San Faustino Garden.

 

 The event is organized by ATELIER DEL PAESAGGIO.

SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER, 4-6 pm


On the occasion of Green Week Milan, ALVEARI URBANI presents a weekend of activities dedicated to green spaces, gardens and bees. For the occasion, a moving performance will be created, open to all citizens, inspired by the flight of bees, who on returning from the flowers, are dancing on the combs to communicate with each other. A unique experience of collective sharing through gesture and dance.

In collaboration with: Town Hall 3, Municipality of Milan; Italian Professional Association Dance Movement Therapists; local realities and associations involved in the management of the San Faustino Garden.

The event is organized by ATELIER DEL PAESAGGIO.

For the whole weekend: agri-architecture workshop in collaboration with the Politecnico University of Milan and the Association TerraViva by Prof. Richard Ingersoll, for the realization of a straw landscape observatory. Read more here

6 / 26 SEPTEMBER

As part of the prestigious international program ‘THE MASTER OF LANDSCAPE’, in the splendid setting of Bergamo Alta (Italy), the photographic exhibition 'The Gardens of Piet Oudolf' will open. It is a journey through images in public spaces of the city, dedicated to the famous Dutch landscape artist Piet Oudolf, with inspirations from his main urban gardens (High Line, New York; Millennium Park, Chicago; Garden of Virgins, Venice Biennale, etc. ...).

Together with the exhibition, the publication 'The Gardens of Piet Oudolf’,  produced for the occasion (Corponove Edizioni), is presented. This book is a monography on the famous landscape designer and it narrates his most iconic gardens, with a detailed list of the most used plants by Oudolf and drawings of his various projects.

The exhibition and the book are edited by the art historian CLAUDIA ZANFI.

 

Opening Monday 4th June 2018

Fifty years after the great cultural revolution of 1968, the work of the master of photography Bill Owens will be presented for the first time at PHOTO WEEK MILANO. In his series of images Owens documents the rise of student’s protests at the Berkeley University, in the City of San Francisco. RIOTS it's a movement of rebellion, a desire for change and renewal. Using photography as a means of social documentation, the artist realized a real anthropological investigation. The exhibition juxtapose images and video by a new generation of photogeaphers, on the concept of  'contemporary revolutions'.

 

Curated by Claudia Zanfi / 'Archivio Bill Owens Milano'.

In collaboration with Space H+ and Kolga Tblisi Photo Festival

THURSDAY 31ST MAY 2018

GREEN ISLAND is invited to participate to the Urban Resilience Practices Forum, organized by the Polytechnic of Milan, on the occasion of the Festival of Sustainable Development. The FORUM aims to experiment new trajectories and contaminations between the different forms of knowledge and approaches to resilience. The Forum includes presentation of various practices, moments of reflection, and workshops useful to understand the complexity of the transformation phenomena for the planning of urban and territorial resilience.

 

 

THURSDAY 31ST MAY 2018,
SUNDAY 20th MAY 2018

Enter an orchard in the city, admiring the laborious work of the bees, as they fly from one flower to another. It will be possible on Sunday  May 20 at the Green Island/ Alveari Urbani area inside the San Faustino Garden. Special 'Top Bar' hives will be placed for the first time in a public area, to safeguard urban biodiversity and sustainable beekeeping. There will also be a small urban orchard (apple, apricot, cherry, plum), plants whose blooms will be useful for the nourishment of the bees. The day includes a workshop on urban beekeeping open to all citizens.

 

SUNDAY 20th MAY 2018

San Faustino Garden, Zona Ortica, Milano.

 

Photo by BILL OWENS. 4-14 MAY 2018

Fifty years after the great cultural revolution of 1968, the work of the master of photography Bill Owens will be presented for the first time in Georgia. In his series of B/W images Owens documents the rise of student’s protests at the Berkeley University, in the City of San Francisco. It is a movement of rebellion, a desire for change and renewal. Using photography as a means of social documentation, the artist makes a real anthropological investigation, telling us one of the most important cultural turning point in the world.


Curated by Claudia Zanfi / 'Archivio Bill Owens Milano'

For more info read here

4-14 MAY 2018

KOLGA PHOTO FESTIVAL

SATURDAY 28th and SUNDAY 29th APRIL
As part of the renowned exhibition 'NINFEAMUS', dedicated to historical gardens, at the park of Villa Litta Lainate, the new program ALVEARI URBANI will be presented, curated by Atelier del Paesaggio. The proposal ALVEARI URBANI LAINATE it is conceived as a path to raise awareness on pollinators and urban biodiversity, for the city and its citizens.
MONDAY APRIL 9th 10 am- 1 pm
An international seminar at the Milano Politecnico - Lecco, in the context of Urban Design Seminars, coordinated by Prof. Angela Colucci. The meeting is dedicated to the theme of urban regeneration through practices of 'renaturalisation' of cities. Among the various proposed interventions: the limitation of land use; ecosystems for urban services and projects; green infrastructures; green roofs, etc ... Claudia Zanfi will conduct an intervention starting from the experience of GREEN ISLAND, including creativity, biodiversity and participation.
MILANO DESIGN WEEK. MONDAY APRIL 16th and TUESDAY APRIL 17th
Eighteenth edition of GREEN ISLAND!

Important anniversary for a pioneering project dedicated to urban and social ecologies. After the success of Urban Bee HIves (awarded with special mention to EXPO in CITY and with the Timberland International Price), this edition presents great news: an urban itinerary that promises to turn the area between Garibaldi Train Station and the Isola District into an urban garden, with artist’s installations, eco-design, handicrafts, botany. The project will create an itinerary marked by ‘green indications’ drawn on the sidewalk, and special projcet dedicated to designers of Sarajevo, supported by images by Cinzia Castagna

A project by Claudia Zanfi/Atelier del Paesaggio.

Tasting of craft beers flavored with the flowers of Agribirrificio Argenteum (Trento)

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