In La Repubblica, an article by Cristiana Campanini focuses on Milan Design Week 2023, highlighting the SWING installation, designed by Stefano Boeri Interiors in the Pharmacy Courtyard of the Università degli Studi di Milano Statale, which is inspired by the theme of biodiversity and introduces, in a special corner, the Parco Italia project by Stefano Boeri Architetti, with AlberItalia.
The article focuses on the main events and installations of the Salone and Fuorisalone, which will populate the city between April 17 and 24: from the facade of the Torre Velasca to the Brera Botanical Garden to Bovisa and Alcova, the events range throughout the metropolitan area of Milan presenting interpretations of the themes most dear to planners and designers.
Placed in the Pharmacy Courtyard of the University of Milan, from April 17 to 26, “SWING” is a special swing with a circular shape that draws inspiration from the Spanish Surrealism of the early 20th century and the American Circus in Madrid, where a number of performances by artists who read while sitting on a swing were featured, playing on the ambiguities of an oratory literally “suspended” between humor and delirium, joy and culture.
In this context, a corner of the installation is dedicated to Parco Italia, a proposal by Stefano Boeri Architetti that takes its inspiration from the broader Green Urban Oases forestation project – developed by Stefano Boeri Architetti together with FAO and other organizations and research institutes – geared toward the creation of ecological corridors running through 90 cities from Africa to Central Asia. The basic concept of the Plan starts from the idea of treating the forest and, more specifically, trees, as inhabitants in their own right, not just distant guests with respect to our reality, creating a new alliance between forests and the city. Parco Italia, thus, puts forestation at the center, seeking to respond to the threat of climate change with a shared approach, consistent with the strategies identified by the recent European Climate Decree, marked by global governance, so that everyone’s actions can multiply their effectiveness.