December 18th, 2017
The Future City Forum organized by Shanghai Urban Space Art Season (SUSAS), Stefano Boeri Architetti , General Consulate of Italy in Shanghai and TOTO LTD has been successfully held at SUSAS on December 15th, 2017.
“What we try to do is innovation of the relationship between human and nature, researching the field of architecture as a social responsibility for the environment” said Stefano Boeri. During the Forum, Boeri also announced the call to action for Urban Forestry, globally launched by Stefano Boeri Architetti, sharing his idea of multiplying the presence of forests and trees on our planet.
The importance of the subject has generated a discussion between: Stefano Boeri , Stefano Beltrame(Consul General of General Consulate of Italy in Shanghai ), Roberto Pagani(Science and Technology Counsellor of General Consulate of Italy in Shanghai) , Xiangning Li (Main curator of SUSAS 2017 ), Zhenning Fang(Main curator of SUSAS 2017 ) , Makoto (Minister of Advertising Department of TOTO LTD. China )and Yibo Xu((Chinese partner of Stefano Boeri Architetti ).
Many architects, designers, ecologists, artists and experts gathered at SUSAS shared their experiences and opinions at the Forum.
Meanwhile, Stefano Boeri Architetti accepted the invitation of Mr.Anhua Chen (Chief Planner of Slow Food Village) to participate in the “Slow Villages Co-building” plan.
In addition to the Vertical Forest buildings in the cities, Stefano Boeri Architetti also pays attention to the protection of biodiversity in villages. With this premise, “Slow Villages Co-building” will become the first commonwealth project of Stefano Boeri Architetti in China. Stefano Boeri Architetti will implement its architectural ideas to help building a village bookstore and a school for free, thus conserving the local history and folk customs as well as promoting the local food and culture.