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SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER, 3 pm

Dedicated to bees and their extraordinary 'architectural' capacity, the 'Theatre/Landscape Observatory', promoted by Green Island, is a project by the students of Politecnico Milano and TerraViva Organisation (prof. Richard Ingersoll). It’s a space completely made by natural materials and straw, to enjoy music and performances, comfortably seated in the midst of nature, surrounded by trees and artist's hives.

 

 

SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER, 3 pm
San Faustino Garden,
Ortica Area, Milan
SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER, 3 pm

The fascinating setting of Marina Coccetti's greenhouse and nursery, a green corner overlooking Lake Varese, hosts the presentation of the book 'The Gardens of Piet Oudolf', edited by Claudia Zanfi. A narration by images through some of the most significant gardens designed by the famous landscape designer, author of the NYC High Line.

 

 

SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER, 3 pm
Vivaio Coccetti,
Sesto Calende, Varese
SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER, 3 pm

As part of the event 'Autumn colors', there will be the presentation of the first urban bee hive installed into an historical Italian park: the seventeenth-century Villa Litta in Lainate (Milano). Family workshop on the wonderful world of pollinating insects, with a botanical tour and tasting of forest honey. The first urban beekeeping course for young people, promoted by the Municipality of Lainate, will also be presented.

 

 

SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER, 3 pm
Park VIlla Litta,
Largo Vittorio Veneto 12,

 

Lainate (Milano)

 

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

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