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green obsession

Green Obsession, Trees Towards Cities, Humans Towards Forests (ed. Actar, 2022), awarded by Graham Foundation, traces the long path that Stefano Boeri Architetti (SBA) has followed in the last fifteen years of practice, aiming at the redefinition of the relationship between city and nature.

The aim of the book is to unveil the processes and the complexity involved in the search for a new kind of urbanism, raising questions and opening new scenarios on relationship between the human species and living Nature. Green Obsession offers a path to be taken, a paradigm shift to give a voice to the ecological transition. It is essential to act together as members of the global community with a shared strategy and to conceive cities as green catalysts, opening the era of a new alliance between nature and city.

Green Obsession follows a discursive thread, alternating dialogues and scientific essays; it
includes contributions by some of the main protagonists who have contributed to widening the perspective on this subject, helping to raise awareness while protecting the world and its biodiversity. Among them: Enrico Alleva, Emanuele Coccia, Fredi Devas, Laura Gatti, Jane Goodall, Paul Hawken, Cecil Konijnendijk, Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, David Miller, Harini Nagendra, Thomas B. Randrup, Giuseppe Sala, Mitchell Silver, Giorgio Vacchiano, Li Xiangning

The book is now available in order on Amazon and Actar Publishers.

Preview of the book


Published by: Actar Publishers, New York, Barcelona

Author: Stefano Boeri Architetti 
Authors: Stefano Boeri, Francesca Cesa Bianchi, Maria Lucrezia De Marco, Fiamma Colette Invernizzi, Marco Giorgio, Simone Marchetti, Guido Musante, Sofia Paoli, Luis Pimentel, Livia Shamir

Editors: Simone Marchetti

Graphic Concept: Mario Piazza
Graphic Design: Anchora / Lorenzo Mazzali
Translations by: Jon Cox

Supported by: Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts