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Garibaldi Train Station, Milan (Italy) April 17-23

Art & Nature, are the main topics of the 21° edition of the international program ‘GREEN ISLAND’, during Milano Design Week. A path dedicated to creativity, art, botany, eco-design, at the Isola District area. KIOSK is a visual-sensory experience, an original urban green installation for Garibaldi Train Station, Milan, curated by Claudia Zanfi /Atelier del Paesaggio. 

Opening on Monday, April 17 at 12.00 


Partnership with: Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, Gruppo FS Italiane; Università IULM; Isola Design District; Antonio Scarponi / Conceptual Devices Zurigo; Algranti Lab; The Botanical Club; Offi Flower Design; Bricheco; Studio Claudio Saviola; Vivaio Coccetti.

Media partner ARTRIBUNE.

Invitation attached

Thursday, 1st December, 6 pm

We are happy to share the project 'Adopt a hen!' by Soulfood Forestfarms collective at the Vettabbia Urban Park. Improving greenery in the city and growing new urban ecologies means to take care of every living being: plants, flowers, bees and chickens. 

WE INVITE associations, schools, companies, foundations, citizens, to follow all the project details and support it at the link:


Thursday, 1st December, 6 pm.

Viafarini.Work Space/ Vettabbia Urban Park, Milan

Saturday, 12 November, 3 pm

A special project by Green Island is the creation of BEES NEST, a series of small hives for solitary bees (osmies), conceived in collaboration with the innovative design studio CARACOL. Totally ecological, the material used, with 3D printing, is derived from the transformation of natural sugars (beets, corn, sugar cane). The first beehives will be installed at the Urban Community Gardens 'COLTIVANDO', Campus Bovisa, Politecnico University Milano. The event will be in collaboration with the campus students and the local community.


Saturday, 12 November, 3 pm

Community Gardens - Politecnico University - Campus Bovisa - Milano

Invite attached


For 2023 ALVEARI URBANI/URBAN BEEHIVES is organizing the 9th edition of its Introductory Urban Beekeeping Workshop. A creative series of lecture and meetings dedicated to the beautiful world of bees, botany for pollinators and the relationship between bees and art. The new course is open to all citizens, students, women, with special attention to people with frailty.  


Saturday, 1° October - Sunday, 2 October,

A series of workshops and public talks open to citizens, families, students, are organized by Green Island, on the occasion of GREEN WEEK MILAN. The aim is to experience new practices and moments of reflection useful for understanding the development of new urban ecologies. A platform of dialogue among art, urbanism, eco-design, in order to learn more about the wonderful life of bees and their social organization.



Saturday, 1° October, 4 pm, CASCINA MERLATA, Milan
Sunday, 2 October, 5 pm, SAN FAUSTINO GARDEN, Milan


Friday, 30 September, 6 pm Space Viafarini.Work,

SWARM is the first international collective of women for the preservation of bees and biodiversity in all its forms. This collective includes beekeepers, journalists, botanists, university professors, designers, artists, and writers. It stands as an observatory capable of activating research, events, exhibitions, to stimulate a more sustainable development of territories. Bees for an active citizen participation, to spread cultural and ecological messages, useful for future generations.





Sunday, 18 September, Ferrara Tuesday, 20 September, Bergamo

This book (Corponove Editions) is dedicated to bees and their special relation with the world of art, design, and architecture. But above all, it is dedicated to the preservation of urban biodiversity and pollinators, with useful indications for planting melliferous plants and flowers, and for installing a beehive in gardens, to address future generations toward a more sustainable city. 

Edited by Claudia Zanfi, director of Green Island / Urban Beehives.


Sunday, 18 September, 5 pm, @ INTERNO VERDE, Ferrara 
Tuesday, 20 September, 3 pm, @ I MAESTRI DEL PAESAGGIO, Bergamo

Porta Garibaldi Train Station, Milan (Italy), 6-12 June 2022
In addition, a special project for this 20th edition of Green Island / Milan Design Week, is the creation of Nido d’Ape / Honeycomb a series of small beehives for solitary bees, conceived by the international design studio CARACOL, an innovative research group in 3D printing. The material used for this particular project is polylactic acid or PLA, a biodegradable and compostable bioplastic that is derived from processing sugars of natural origin (beets, corn, sugar cane). 
Let's follow the GREEN ISLAND trail and be enchanted by the power of nature, art and eco-design.
Porta Garibaldi Train Station, Milan (Italy), 6-12 June 2022
The Garden of Flora is a urban green project created for Garibaldi Train Station, with vegetation grown and selected by Coccetti Nursery. Botanically inspired art works 'Lost in Flora' created by Bloom&me (artistic duo formed by Carolina Trabattoni and Valeria Vaselli) will be presented. These works will be joined by 'Monocle' sculptures made from natural materials by Antonella De Nisco
Every afternoon at 5 p.m.
6-12 June 2022
Art & Nature, are the themes proposed this year by the international program 'GREEN ISLAND', during Milano Design Week. A tour dedicated to creativity, art, botany, eco-design, at the Isola District area. 'The Garden of Flora' is a visual-sensorial experience, an unprecedented urban green setting for Garibaldi Train Station, Milan, curated by Claudia Zanfi /Atelier del Paesaggio.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday, June 6 at 12 am.
In collaboration with: Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (Gruppo FS Italiane); Isola Design District; Bloom&me; Caracol; Antonella De Nisco Studio; Vivaio Coccetti; Consorzio Tutela Lambrusco.
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