Embracing Change: Cultivating Tomorrow's Green Landscape in Rome

Rome, Milan
We thrives on interdisciplinary innovation, blending architecture, design, photography, and events, driven by research to push design boundaries.
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Design, Ecology, Photography, Curating, Research
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Luigi's educational journey took him through Università di Roma Tre and ICD of Stuttgart, where he gained invaluable experience in the digital realm and experimental materials. With a distinguished career that includes roles at renowned firms like Tomas Saraceno in Berlin, Heatherwick Studio in London, and UNstudio in Amsterdam, Luigi brings a wealth of expertise to his design practice. His passion for pushing the boundaries of design extends to exploring the synergy between electronic music and design, using it as a conduit for unlocking new creative possibilities. Beyond his professional endeavors, Luigi generously shares his knowledge and insights as a lecturer at Princeton University, Cornell University, and Politecnico of Milan, shaping and inspiring the next generation of innovative designers.

Tropicània" is a workshop focused on the future of vegetation in Rome, exploring urban biodiversity and the challenges associated with replacing the city's pine trees, which have reached the end of their natural life cycle. Pine trees are iconic and historical elements of Rome's landscape, and their replacement will have a significant impact on the city's appearance and ecosystem.

During the workshop, we will examine how urban biodiversity has evolved over the years and how we can innovatively and sustainably implement it after the disappearance of Rome's pine trees. Through discussions led by experts in botany and urban landscaping, we will explore possibilities for replacing and regenerating vegetation while ensuring the preservation of biodiversity and the creation of a more resilient and welcoming urban environment.

Join us in this workshop to reflect on the future of Rome's urban landscape and contribute to devising creative and sustainable solutions to maintain the city's biodiversity even after the disappearance of its historic pine trees.