New Stefano Boeri exhibition, Biomilano, opened on february monday 7th at British School at Rome. The exhibition, edited by Marina Engel, is the fourth event in the series “Three Cities in Flux”.
six ideas for a biodiversity metropolis
six transition states between city, nature and agricultur
six energies for a new model of urban economy
Milan, like every city in the world, today, is at a crossroads. It can continue growing by eating up agricultural land, woods, natural space, and thus reducing biodiversity and the space available to other species. Or it can choose to become a bio-diverse metropolis, starting with a new agreement between the city, the natural world and agriculture.
Biomilano provides a vision of a city which stops expanding into rural areas and choose to grow by regeneration and by increasing the presence of natural and biological spaces.
Biomilano has at its heart the idea of a new kind of agriculture which surrounds the city, provides work and produces for local agro-food markets.
Biomilano allows nature to find spaces where it can express forms of biodiversity, both inside and outside of the city’s borders.
Biomilano is a political project which aims to increase the number of businesses which, working together in areas linked to agriculture, forestation and renewable energy, can regenerate the urban economy and provide forms of integration and work for thousands of citizens.
six projects outline the economic and territorial energies which are needed in order to arrive at a new balance between the urban sphere, rural areas (cultivated forms of nature) and the natural world.
Three Cities in Flux | An investigation into urban regeneration
in London, Milan and Rome
Stefano Boeri | BioMilano
7th February | 28th February 2011
Opening: Monday 7th February 2011
H. 6.00 pm Lecture by Stefano Boeri
Introduced by Pippo Ciorra
H. 7.30 pm Exhibition Opening
The British School at Rome, Via Gramsci 61