giardino degli eroi folli
Implentation of a temporary garden on the theme of "Fantasie vegetali" for the 5th edition of Pordenone Garden Festival
Pordenone (PN), 2016
Planning - Work supervision
Client: Pordenone Fiere
Photographs: © Gianna Omenetto
The project "Crazy Heroes Garden", which draws inspiration from the book "Men who love plants" by Stefano Mancuso, wants to talk about lives, stories, experiments and studies concernig some extraordinary people. Because of their "madness", this people find the courage and the strength to observe ordinary things with an unusual perspective, finding in them special significance and "extraordinary manifestations of life".
We chose six special characters to be part of our garden, each of them has a dedicated room to investigate about his story, his studies and his unique and respectful approach to the worlds of plants.
Just as Carver, Vavilov, Bull, Mendel, Rousseau and Blackley for the love of botany, measured up themselves with the laws of nature, anticipating new finding and challenging the rules of the known world, we want this garden to instill in the visitors a messy yet true desire for knowledge.
“I'm crazy about botany and it's getting worse every day. Not only do I have straw in my head, but one of these mornings I will become a plant myself . I am already rooting here in Motiers ”.
Jean- Jacques Rousseau