Growing cities; but also growing forests. Italy is the only Country in which forests are flourishing because of the abandoned countryside. This make Wood an extraordinary resource and also
Growing cities; but also growing forests. Italy is the only Country in which forests are flourishing because of the abandoned countryside. This make Wood an extraordinary resource and also as a growth booster for different economic realities – like the furnishing and the prefabricated construction field. To restart from the Wood, it could help to improve the overall forest quality and at the same time it could help to boost and develop a new economic model on a national level.Stefano Boeri, architect, is the author of some of the most influential architecture of the last decade on the subject of cities and environmentalism, including Milan’s Bosco Verticale, a residential tower incorporating over 1,000 trees.
Stefano Boeri con Joseph Grima
Stefano Boeri: Stefano Boeri is a full professor of Urban Planning at the Polytechnic University of Milan and has been a visiting professor in many international Universities. He is the director of the Future City Lab of Tongji University in Shanghai. He has been a member of the scientific board of the Galleria Degli Uffizi in Florence since 2015. He has also published many books, including A Vertical Forest. Instructions Booklet for the Prototype of a Forest City (Corraini, 2015) and The Written City (Quodlibet Edizioni, 2016). His work focuses on the relationship between geopolitics and urban planning with a keen eye on geopolitical and environmental implications of urban phenomena.
Joseph Grima: Joseph Grima is an architect, writer and curator, who lives and works between Genoa and New York. He is the co-founder of Space Caviar, a research studio that produces films, books, and installations that investigate the relationships between architecture, public spaces, and technology in contemporary cities. He has been directing the IdeasCity programme at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York since 2015. He has coordinated the programme for Matera European Capital of Culture 2019, of which, as the artistic director, he has been the main author. From 2011 to 2013, he was the editor of Domus magazine. In 2015, he served as the Artistic Director of the Chicago Architecture Biennal, North America’s biggest contemporary architecture exhibition. He has also co-curated the first edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial. Grima has taught architecture at the most prestigious university of Europe and North America. Currently, he is a Professor at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.
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