The installation channels three main themes: ecological transition, the home as the prime urban element and the city as a mine, ranging over a large area that turns into both a landscape and, simultaneously, a refuge for discussion, sharing, reading, reflecting and working.
It is a substantial piece, because, following the events of the last few years, we have rediscovered the value of sociality, although it does need to build a new equilibrium with what surrounds us, both the spaces we live in and the areas we occupy – on both a small scale (from homes to cities) and a large one (planet) – and with the resources available to us. Hence the vision of an ecosystem, as described by the founding architect and artistic director of Mario Cucinella Architects: “A large space mindful of design and the environment, dedicated to the new sociality. An installation in which the word “ecosystem” is fundamental and with which we aim to show that our vision of the future needs to be ecosystemic and capable of bringing knowledge, skills and technologies together for a new generation of materials and design. The final and specific goal of “ecosystemic know how” – if we can call it that – will be to make life better through a rediscovered respect for nature.”