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It will be opened on 22nd April 2016 in the Rome countryside, at La Storta, at I Casali del Pino, the 7th edition of Floracult, gardening  trade-show event  which will be held from 22nd to 25th April 2016, created by the pioneer fashion designer, farmer and social activist Ilaria Venturini Fendi. The opening will feature some cultural events under the sign of nature and its hosts as the talk with Libereso Guglielmo – which will be held at the 11:00 – who will launch the book he made “Ricette per ogni stagione con le erbe e il fiori dalle Alpi al mare” (standing as “Recipes for every season with herbs and flowers from the Alps to the sea”),  successfully evidencing to the extent is important how and what everyone eats.  It will follow Silvia Assolari with the book launch of “Prati fioriti”, who ideated Seme nostrum and studying the natural fields in Friuli, the “Magredi”, she had the idea of making available into the market the seeds of wild plants. Elvira Imbellone and Mariano Josè Elkaràs Falkenberg will tell at 5:00 pm about the plants of welfare or rather plants as commonly used in the interior design contributing to purify the air and giving other benefits. The happening will be enriched of permanent events as “Contronatura”, exhibition event featuring the works by the artists Walter Di Paola, Fabio Alecci and Gianluca Esposito, the sculptures by Emy Petrini, a showcase on wild cooking, the spices and infusions by the herb garden Meo Fusciuni and an enchanted room which will host the suggestive little creatures peopling the nature, designing a healthy lifestyle under the sign of nature and sustainability. A not to be missed happening for all the ones who are devoted to nature and its culture.

NATURA & LA SUA CULTURA: LA OPENING DELLA SETTIMA EDIZIONE DI FLORACULT A I CASALI DEL PINO

Over the rainbows at I Casali del Pino, photo by N

Over the rainbows at I Casali del Pino, photo by N

Sarà inaugurata il 22 aprile 2016 nella campagna romana, a La Storta, presso I Casali del Pino, la settima edizione di Floracult, mostra mercato florovivaistica che si terrà dal 22 al 25 aprile 2016, creata dalla pioneristica fashion designer, imprenditrice agricola e attivista nel sociale Ilaria Venturini Fendi. La opening avrà quali protagonisti alcuni eventi culturali all’ insegna della natura ed I suoi ospiti come il talk con Libereso Guglielmo – che avrà luogo alle ore 11:00 -, il quale presenterà il suo libro “Ricette per ogni stagione con le erbe e il fiori dalle Alpi al mare”, che felicemente dimostra in che misura sia rilevante come e cosa mangiamo. Seguirà Silvia Assolari con la presentazione del libro “Prati fioriti”, la quale ha ideato Seme nostrum e studiando i prati naturali ad alta biodiversità in Friuli, i “Magredi” ha avuto l’ idea di rendere disponibili all’ interno del mercato le sementi di piante selvatiche. Elvira Imbellone e Mariano Josè Elkaràs Falkenberg parleranno alle ore 17:00 delle piante del benessere delle piante ovvero delle piante comunemente usate nell’ arredo di interni che contribuiscono a purificare l’ aria e apportare altri benefici. L’ happening sarà arricchito da eventi permanenti quali “Contronatura”, evento espositivo con le opere degli artisti Walter Di Paola, Fabio Alecci e Gianluca Esposito, le sculture di Emy Petrini, una rassegna in tema di cucina selvatica, le spezie e gli infusi dell’ aromatario Meo Fusciuni e una stanza incantata che ospiterà le suggestive, piccole creature che popolano la natura. disegnando un salubre lifestyle sotto il segno della natura e della sostenibilità. Un evento imperdibile per tutti quelli che sono devoti alla natura e alla sua cultura.

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photo by N

 

Me, myself & I along with Ilaria Venturini Fendi at Floracult

Me, myself & I along with Ilaria Venturini Fendi at Floracult

 

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photo by N

Balance and fantasy, a game of shapes made by using the old technique of ceramic. Clay and fireclays give rise to vision of matter that remind cities and labyrinths, successfully joining the rigor and immediacy of artistic gesture and the functionality of design. Those are the features in the creations by the Brescia designer Adriana Albertini that have showcased in a suggestive, wide room during the sixth edition of Floracult.

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

 

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

 

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

The same room hosted the creations Anna Fendi that are under the sign of Epicureanism and refinement: a selection of chine and furniture concerning the table setting that embody the value of a made in Italy product and a wise craftsmanship, an alchemy talking about harmony and culture of taste. Shapes, flavors and colors depict the elegance, a lifestyle, the one which is impressed in the life and works of the bright creative.

L’ EQUILIBRIO DELLE FORME DI ADRIANA ALBERTINI & LA CULTURA DEL GUSTO DI ANNA FENDI

AVF, photo by N

AVF, photo by N

Equilibrio e fantasia, un gioco di forme realizzate mediante l’ uso dell’ antica tecnica della ceramica. Argilla e terre refrattarie danno vita a visioni materiche che ricordano città e labirinti, unendo felicemente il rigore e l’ istantaneità del gesto artistico e la funzionalità del design. Questi i protagonisti delle creazioni della designer bresciana Adriana Albertini che sono stati esposti in una suggestiva, ampia sala durante la sesta edizione di Floracult.

AVF, photo by N

AVF, photo by N

 

AVF, photo by N

AVF, photo by N

 

AVF, photo by N

AVF, photo by N

Il medesimo ambiente ha ospitato le creazioni di Anna Fendi all’ insegna di epicureismo e raffinatezza: una selezione di vini e arredi in tema di table setting che racchiudono in sé il valore di un prodotto made in Italy e una sapiente artigianalità, un’ alchimia che parla di armonia e della cultura del gusto. Forme, sapori e colori dipingono l’ eleganza, un lifestyle, quello impresso nella vita e nelle opere della brillante creativa.

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

 

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

 

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Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Blindly into the scent”, an experience under the sign of memory, that has been the olfactive and interactive installation made by the bright alchemist and herbalist Meo Fusciuni which featured in the sixt edition of Floracult. To turn back time, remind the present, past, fragments of life, faces, feelings, sounds connected to a scent. A Proustian becoming an unusual exercise through a sense, the olfaction, expressive medium which is rarely used to do that. The mysteries of olfactive design are infinite. It’ s a wide land to explore, magic of chemistry, molecules, emotions. Meo who usually tells about his own experiences, journeys through the scents he make, this time created something which has thought only to be shared with the others. A wrapping, playful and solemn experience, emphasized by a display of photography, poetries he wrote and the lyricism of a music he made, a suggestive discover I did during this circumstance. There were 12 boxes on a table in the room which hosted the installation, an olfactive path to do slowly and solemnly, a short emotional trip, made by using the nose. At the entering Meo gave a paper to fulfill in order to describe the existent or non-existent, more or less recent memory, connected to the fragrance(it was a game or rather a test and its result would has been anonymous or read for random during the talk held by the Psychology Gianni Brighetti on this theme). I still remember the scent of caramel embodied in a box which reminded me the candyfloss I joyfully ate when I was a child and go to the circus with my mother, then another strong smell which made me remind the smell of crowd and the energy during a concert of Iggy Pop I attended many times ago in Rome. The olfaction, a sense silently, clearly, deepness and lightness speaking. That evidences how much we can discover on ourselves, our interaction with the others and the world surrounding us through it, a successful epiphany.

ALLA RICERCA DEL TEMPO PERDUTO: AROMI E POESIA VISTI DA MEO FUSCIUNI A FLORACULT

Photography and poetry by Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Photography and poetry by Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

A occhi chiusi nel profumo”, un esperienza all’ insegna della memoria, l’ installazione olfattiva e interattiva realizzata dal brilllante alchimista and aromatario Meo Fusciuni che è stata protagonista della sesta edizione di Floracult. Tornare indietro nel tempo, ricordare il presente, il passato, frammenti di vita, volti, sentimenti, suoni legati a un sentore. Una ricerca proustiana che diventa un esercizio insolito attraverso un senso, l’ olfatto, medium espressivo sovente poco usato per far ciò. I misteri del design olfattivo sono infiniti. Un’ ampio terreno da esplorare, magia della chimica, delle molecole, emozioni. Meo che solitamente racconta delle sue esperienze, dei suoi viaggi attraverso i suoi profumi, stavolta ha creato qualcosa pensata unicamente per essere condivisa con gli altri. Un’ esperienza avvolgente, ludica e solenne, enfatizzata da una raccolta di fotografie, poesie da lui scritte e dal lirismo di musiche da lui create, una felice scoperta da me fatta durante questa circostanza. Nella sala che ospitava l’ installazione si trovavano dodici scatole, un percorso olfattivo da compiere con lentezza e solennità, un breve viaggio emozionale, fatto con il proprio naso. All’ ingresso Meo stesso dava un foglio da compilare per descrivere il ricordo legato alla fragranza, esistente o inesistente, più o meno recente(era un gioco o meglio un test, il cui risultato sarebbe stato anonimo o casualmente letto durante il talk tenuto dal professore di psicologia Gianni Brighetti su questa tematica). Ricordo ancora la fragranza di caramello racchiusa in una scatola che mi ricordava lo zucchero filato che gioiosamente mangiavo quando da bambina andavo al circo con mia madre, poi un’ odore forte che mi richiamava alla mente l’ odore della folla, l’ energia durante un concerto di Iggy Pop a cui ho assistito tanto tempo fa a Roma. L’ olfatto, un senso che parla in silenzio e con profondità, chiarezza e leggerezza. Ciò dimostra quanto possiamo scoprire di noi stessi, della nostra interazione con gli altri e con il mondo che ci circonda attraverso di esso, una felice epifania.

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

An angel, the one featuring in the scent Narcotico Meo Fusciuni made, photo by N

An angel, the one featuring in the scent Narcotico Meo Fusciuni made, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

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Olga Pong at Floracult, photo by N

Olga Pong at Floracult, photo by N

Poetry and lightness, an elegy which celebrates the nature and its little hosts, this is “The natural stories”, the exhibition project by Olga Pong, bright milliner and accessories designer who featured in the sixth edition of Floracult, nursery-gardening event ideated by the fashion designer, farmer and social activist Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by the landscape architect Antonella Fornai which has recently held in I Casali del Pino, at La Storta, in the picturesque frame of Rome countryside. The culture and love for nature turns into shapes and visions, giving rise to delicate creations – hats and head accessories – unique pieces where it shines a wise craftsmanship and the excellence of made in Italy that has exhibited during the event and enriched by a site-specific installation of matter which reminded a big spider and its webs, made exclusively for the event by the designer. It’s an enchanting alchemy which talks about refinement, savoir faire, uniqueness and documents the overwhelming creativity of Olga. The lyricism becomes clear, incisive and at the same time light sign, key to decode the elegance, resulting from a lifestyle which takes over itself a vibrant aesthetics and an ethic which makes concrete healthy values and pays homage to the natural world.

“LE STORIE NATURALI” DI OLGA PONG A FLORACULT

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

Poesia e levità, un’ elegia che celebra la natura e i suoi piccoli ospiti, questo è “Le storie naturali”, il progetto espositivo di Olga Pong, brillante designer di cappelli e accessori che è stata protagonista della sesta edizione di Floracult, evento florovivaistico ideato dalla fashion designer, imprenditrice agricola e attivista nel sociale Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato dalla paesaggista Antonella Fornai che si è recentemente tenuto ai Casali del Pino, a La Storta, nella pittoresca cornice della campagna romana. La cultura e l’ amore per la natura si trasforma in forme e visioni, dando vita a delicate creazioni – cappelli e cerchietti -, pezzi unici in cui splende una sapiente artigianalità e l’ eccellenza del made in Italy che sono stati esposti durante l’ evento e arricchiti da un’ installazione materica site-specific che ricordava un grande ragno e le sue ragnatele, realizzata appositamente per l’ evento dalla designer. Un’ incantevole alchimia che parla di raffinatezza, savoir faire, unicità e documenta l’ inarrestabile vis creativa di Olga. Il lirismo diventa segno, preciso, incisivo e al tempo stesso leggero, chiave per decifrare l’ eleganza, risultato di un lifestyle che assume su di sé un’ estetica vibrante e un’ etica che abbraccia salubri valori e rende omaggio al mondo della natura.

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Love and ghost, Claudio Santamaria kissing the ghost wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

Love and ghost, Claudio Santamaria kissing the ghost wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Sergio Cammariere wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

Sergio Cammariere wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Simonetta Gianfelici wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

Simonetta Gianfelici wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

A nice girl wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

A nice girl wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I along with Adriano Franchi, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Adriano Franchi, photo by N

 

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Angelo Naj Oleari and Guido Piacenza at Floracult, photo by N

Angelo Naj Oleari and Guido Piacenza at Floracult, photo by N

Poetry, lightness, culture of nature, sweetness, an ontology of life and existence which depicts a genuine and conscious lifestyle under the sign of modesty, humility, solidarity, dynamism and kind anarchism. That is the thought of Angelo Naj Oleari, bright and eclectic individual – Fluxus artist, celebrated fashion designer of brand Naj Oleari which during the Eighties softened the dress-code of men and women, author and poet – featured along with Guido Piacenza in the opening talk of the sixth edition of nursery-gardening event Floracult ideated by Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by Antonella Fornai which has recently held at the Casali del Pino in La Storta, in the suggestive frame of Rome countryside.

Floracult, photo by N

Floracult, photo by N

Bright and vibrant ideas on the move are embodied in  “Armonia selvatica, semi coraggiosi” (standing as “Wild harmony, brave seeds”, Ponte alle Grazie editions, 12,00 Euros), the book he made, launched during this circumstance, which directs to farmers, experts of this field and neophytes, asserting and evidencing with autobiographical tales where he talks about his life and experience, flowers, trees and insects with a deep love and respect arising from the loving care he gave in this realm, developed with the opening of the Milan Botanical Centre in 1975, impressed in the famous prints of cloths by Naj Oleari and recently crowned by the creation of International Association Brave Seeds which has the purpose of promoting the method of wild agriculture, an anarchic concept opposing to the monoculture (word reminding me the “One-dimensional man”, book by Herbert Marcuse, documenting the parallel rise of new forms of social repression in the capitalistic and communist society from whose arises the lack of freedom of people and promoting the great refusal, the negative thinking in order to oppose oneself to the methods of control) and considers the dynamism, genius loci, heritage of flora and fauna existing in a certain place, being favorable to the natural development of a certain plot. The one, like me, who is deeply ignorant in this realm, enriched oneself by new consciousnesses, by hearing his talk and reading the book he made. This theme could sound very far from who doesn’t use to take care – like me – of grasses, though he/she loves them, but it’s not like that.

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photo by N

Nature is the metaphor of life and living, a lifestyle made of “a supportive movement”, a collaborative participation which turns itself into participative collaboration. That reminds the idea which is the core of Wikipedia, though it doesn’t come from the ether, but it arises from the land. It’s a cultural evolution starting from the farming and becoming culture, a monition to increase “the communication from the sky to the earth” – as Angelo asserts – “towards the being”. It shines the kind anarchism opposing to the will of power which gave rise to mono-cultural systems of control and supremacy in the political, state, military, religious, educational, working, industrial and unfortunately also agricultural. The idea of Angelo is to remove agriculture from the system in order to get the harmony in every other realm under the sign of a creative spirit, which makes everything change and re-form a spirit of great understanding. It continues talking about agriculture, but it’s not like that, or rather it’ s not only about that. Culture, knowledge, sociality, syncretism, removal from the ethic of “divide et impera” (“divide and conquer”) or the sterile categorical imperative of “produce, consume, die” featuring in the track “Morire” (“To die”) by CCCP giving  rise to a blind consideration of needs in a consumerist way, which impoverishes the man where unnatural and unnecessary needs – as the ones defined by Epicurus – become essential. This and much more I will talk about widely soon is what is embodied in this book, precious instrument to think about and see the world surrounding us through another point of view, being much more simple, clear and healthy than the twisted ways where the individual often gets lost.

L’ ARMONIA SELVATICA DI ANGELO NAJ OLEARI A FLORACULT

Angelo Naj Oleari and Guido Piacenza at Floracult, photo by N

Angelo Naj Oleari and Guido Piacenza at Floracult, photo by N

Poesia, leggerezza, cultura della natura, dolcezza, un’ ontologia della vita, dell’ esistere che parte dalle piante, un’ idea, l’ armonia selvatica che dipinge uno stile di vita genuino, autentico e consapevole, all’ insegna di modestia, umiltà, solidarietà, dinamismo e anarchismo gentile. Questo il pensiero di Angelo Naj Oleari, brillante ed eclettica individualità – artista Fluxus, celebre fashion designer del brand Naj Oleari che negli anni Ottanta con levità e ironia ha ingentilito il codice vestimentario di uomini e donne, scrittore e poeta -, protagonista insieme a Guido Piacenza del talk di apertura della sesta edizione dell’ evento florovivaistico Floracult ideato da Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato da Antonella Fornai che si è recentemente tenuto presso i Casali del Pino a La Storta, nella suggestiva cornice della campagna romana.

photo by N

photo by N

Idee in movimento, luminose e vibranti, quelle racchiuse in “Armonia selvatica, semi coraggiosi”(Edizioni Ponte alle Grazie, 12,00 Euro), il suo libro che ha presentato in questa occasione, il quale si rivolge agli agricoltori, esperti del settore e neofiti, affermando e comprovando mediante racconti autobiografici in cui parla della sua vita ed esperienza, di fiori, alberi e insetti con un profondo amore e rispetto che nasce dalla amorevole cura da lui riversata in questo ambito, consolidata con l’ apertura del Centro Botanico di Milano nel 1975, impressa nelle famose stampe dei tessuti Naj Oleari e culminata recentemente con la creazione dell’ Associazione Internazionale Brave Seeds che si propone di promuovere il metodo dell’ agricoltura selvatica, un concetto anarchico che si oppone alla monocoltura (lemma che mi ricorda “L’ uomo a una dimensione”, libro di Herbert Marcuse che documenta la parallela nascita di nuove forme di repressione sociale nella società capitalistica e comunista da cui deriva la privazione della libertà della gente e promuove il grande rifiuto, il pensiero negativo al fine di opporsi ai metodi di controllo) e considera il dinamismo, il genius loci, il patrimonio di flora e fauna esistente in un determinato luogo, favorevole al naturale sviluppo di un determinato terreno. Chi come me è profondamente ignorante in questo ambito, si è arricchito di nuove consapevolezze, ascoltando il suo intervento e leggendo il suo libro. Questo argomento che potrebbe sembrare lontano dalla quotidianità dell’ individuo e specialmente di chi come me, non è neppure avvezzo a curare le piante, pur amandole, ma così non è.

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photo by N

La natura è la metafora della vita e del vivere, di uno stile di vita, fatto di “un movimento solidale”, una partecipazione collaborativa che si trasforma in collaborazione partecipativa. Ciò ricorda il concetto su cui si basa Wikipedia, eppure non proviene dall’ etere, ma dalla terra. E’ un’ evoluzione culturale che parte dalle colture e diventa cultura, un monito a valorizzare “la comunicazione dal cielo alla terra” – come afferma Angelo – “verso l’ essere”. Splende l’ anarchismo gentile di chi si oppone alla volontà di potere che ha dato vita a sistemi di controllo e dominio di matrice monoculturale in ambito politico, statale, militare, religioso, scolastico, lavorativo, industriale e purtroppo anche agricolo. Il pensiero di Angelo vuole sottrarre l’ agricoltura al sistema al fine di raggiungere l’ armonia in tutti quegli altri ambiti all’ insegna di uno spirito creativo mediante il quale tutto cambia e si riforma in uno spirito di grande comprensione. Si continua a parlare di agricoltura, ma così non è o meglio non lo è soltanto. Cultura, conoscenza, socialità, sincretismo, sottrazione all’ etica del “divide et impera” (dividi e comanda) o dello sterile imperativo categorico del “produci, consuma, crepa” protagonista del brano “Morire” dei CCCP che anima una cieca considerazione dei bisogni in chiave consumistica, la quale depaupera l’ uomo in cui i bisogni non naturali e non necessari – come quelli definiti ieri da Epicuro – diventano invece essenziali. Questo e molto altro di cui presto tornerò a parlare ampiamente è ciò che è racchiuso in questo libro, uno strumento prezioso per pensare e osservare il mondo che ci circonda attraverso un altro punto di vista, molto più semplice, limpido e salubre delle contorte vie in cui sovente si perde l’ individuo.

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photo by N

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Ilaria Venturini Fendi talking about the event before its start, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi talking about the event before its start, photo by N

It was held yesterday in the Rome countryside, at La Storta, in the Casali del Pino, “Seminare il futuro”(meaning “Sowing the future”), a smashing initiative launched by the chain of organic supermarkets Naturasì and hosted by the organic farm by the fashion designer and social activist Ilaria Venturini Fendi. A return to nature, its rhythm, a gesture talking about humanity, sharing and connecting again the man to the earth: to sow the seeds, the seeds of grain. This event, come to its third edition, was held simultaneously held in many farms inside out Italy. Many people, families and children attended at at “Seminare il futuro” and started to sow at 11:00 am. It was the first time I attended at this event and it was a beautiful experience, framed by a sunny day, I enjoyed very much. Me along with many people – after having a delicious breakfast made of organic products which also featured the delicious bread made exclusively for the event by the Casali del Pino along with other organic products given by Naturasì – started to sow the wheat seeds, a special type of wheat, the “Claudio” wheat, existing since the age of ancient Roman emperor Claudio. A special emotion was embodied in this gesture – to bring the seeds and spread them on the ground -, representing the idea of sharing, giving something of ourselves to the ground, the place hosting us. A precious consciousness, connected to humanity, the respect and love for environment. Those are the values successfully made concrete by the nice people who featured in the event who enthusiastically joined and spent one day under the sign of nature. Silence, interrupted by voices of children, the bleats of sheep, light swish of trees and enriched by Epicurean interludes (including a selection of organic cheeses made by using vegetal rennet and cold cuts by the Casali del Pino).

“SEMINARE IL FUTURO”: LA CULTURA DELLA NATURA COME STILE DI VITA

Me, myself and I ready to sow, photo by N

Me, myself and I ready to sow, photo by N

Si è tenuta ieri presso la campagna romana, a La Storta, ai Casali del Pino, “Seminare il futuro”, una formidabile iniziativa lanciata dalla catena di supermercati biologici Naturasì e ospitata dall’ azienda agricola biologica della fashion designer e attivista del sociale social Ilaria Venturini Fendi. Un ritorno alla natura, al suo ritmo, a un gesto che parla di umanità, condivisione e ricollega l’ uomo alla terra: piantare i semi, i semi del grano. L’ evento, giunto alla sua terza edizione, si è tenuto simultaneamente in molteplici aziende agricole dentro e fuori dall’ Italia. Molta gente, famiglie e bambini hanno partecipato a “Seminare il futuro” hanno iniziato a seminare alle ore 11:00. Era la prima volta che partecipavo a questo evento, una bella esperienza, incorniciata da una giornata di sole che ho apprezzato molto. Io e molte persone – dopo una deliziosa colazione fatta di prodotti biologici di cui è stato protagonista anche un delizioso pane preparato esclusivamente per l’ evento dai Casali del Pino unitamente ad altri prodotti offerti da Naturasì – abbiamo cominciato a piantare i semi di grano, una varietà speciale di grano, il grano Claudio” che esiste sin dall’ epoca dell’ imperatore Claudio dell’ antica Roma. Una particolare emozione era racchiusa in questo gesto – prendere i semi e spargerli nel terreno – che rappresenta l’ idea della condivisione, del dare qualcosa di noi alla terra, il luogo che ci ospita. Una preziosa consapevolezza, legata all’ umanità, al rispetto e all’ amore per l’ ambiente. Questi i valori felicemente concretizzati dalle simpatiche persone protagoniste dell’ evento che hanno aderito ad esso con entusiasmo e hanno trascorso una giornata all’ insegna della natura. Silenzio, interrotto dalle voci di grandi e piccini, dai belati delle pecore, dal lieve fruscio degli alberi e arricchito da interludi epicurei(comprensivi di una selezione di formaggi biologici realizzati avvalendosi di caglio vegetale e salumi dei Casali del Pino).

Mother and daughter: Anna Venturini Fendi and Ilaria Venturini Fendi, photo by N

Mother and daughter: Anna Venturini Fendi and Ilaria Venturini Fendi, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

Delfina Delettrez going to sow, photo by N

Delfina Delettrez going to sow, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

People going to sow, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi along with friends going to sow, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi along with friends going to sow, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi along with friends sowing, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi along with friends sowing, photo by N

People sowing, photo by N

People sowing, photo by N

People sowing, photo by N

People sowing, photo by N

The walk of a pioneer: Ilaria Venturini Fendi, photo by N

The walk of a pioneer: Ilaria Venturini Fendi, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi and the people sowing, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi and the people sowing, photo by N

Delfina Delettrez ready to sow, photo by N

Delfina Delettrez ready to sow, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini giving the grain to the people, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini giving the grain to the people, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini giving the wheat seeds to the people, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini giving the wheat seeds to the people, photo by N

A selfi(esh) afternoon moment ft me, myself & I and Roberto Palagetti, photo by N

A selfi(esh) afternoon moment ft me, myself & I and Roberto Palagetti, photo by N

Silvia Venturini Fendi and me, myself and I, photo by N

Silvia Venturini Fendi and me, myself and I, photo by N

Me, myself & I  along with the people sowing, photo by Enea Roveda

Me, myself & I along with the people sowing, photo by Enea Roveda

Seminare il futuro at the Casali del Pino, photo by N

Seminare il futuro at the Casali del Pino, photo by N

www.seminareilfuturo.it

A rose at Floracult, photo by N

A rose at Floracult, photo by N

The culture of nature along with suggestions concerning fashion and interior design featured in Floracult, event created by Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by Antonella Fornai which was recently held in the Rome countryside, in La Storta at I Casali del Pino as the talk featuring the photographer and journalist Luca Bracali who talked about the book he made “A rose is a rose”. The book documents on photos the experience of a celebrated family owning a nursery since four generations, the Barni family which created renowned roses as the ones dedicated to iconic personas like Mariangela Melato, Anna Venturini Fendi and many others.

Luca Bracali along with a photo he took, photo by N

Luca Bracali along with a photo he took, photo by N

 

 

Luca Bracali , photo by N

Luca Bracali , photo by N

 

Anna Venturini Fendi at the talk, showing me a necklace designer many years ago by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi, photo by N

Anna Venturini Fendi at the talk, showing me a necklace designed many years ago by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi, photo by N

That was not the only chance to know more about flowers and plants. In fact the expert Vanda Del Valli talked about the uses of herbs since long times ago, as the Euphorbia, used as remedy against sifilis, the betel berries and the leaves of coca as stimulants and the peyote from which it arises the mescaline, powerful hallucinogenic, evoking the psychedelic culture from Sixties and Seventies, Jim Morrison, his dangerous habits, “The doors of perceptions” and “Heaven and hell” by Aldous Huxley.

Vanda Del Valli, photo by N

Vanda Del Valli, photo by N

 

The Euphorbia

The Euphorbia

 

Peyote

Peyote

Culture as well as fashion suggestions, the creations by Dora Giannetti aka Elisabeth the first, made by joining antique, research cloths to contemporary shapes as well as other unique pieces she made that are under the sign of a timeless elegance. The nice Marina of Verdiana & Beniamina, brand bringing the name of her two daughters, presented a series of dresses and shirts embodying high-end materials, a fine lace and other fun patterns. The brand having its atelier in Milan, in Via Marco Polo 13 also makes works of customization, renewing and reinterpreting the clothes everyone has in its own wardrobe. A smashing series of accessories completed the fashion showcase. I saw again the jewelry designer Simona Rinciari of whose work combines natural elements as berries, the cinnamon sticks, the fava beans and dry leaves to metal and gems, giving rise to unusual creations that make concrete a bright craftsmanship. Jewelry and hats, head accessories hand-made by Patrizia Romiti.

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

 

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

 

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

 

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Elisabeth the first, photo by N

Marina of Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

Marina of Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

 

Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

 

Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

Verdiana & Beniamina, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

Simona Rinciari, photo by N

 

Me wearing a hat by Patrizia Romiti

Me wearing a hat by Patrizia Romiti

 

Patrizia Romiti, photo by N

Patrizia Romiti, photo by N

 

Patrizia Romiti, photo by N

Patrizia Romiti, photo by N

The Friulane slippers by Allagiulia, brand created by Giulia Campeol, were showcased in the area of Dedé maison, the renowned Rome boutique, placed in Via dei Pianellari 21 of smashing Theodora Bugel, focused on the creation and sale of furniture and homewear, which exhibited a catchy selection of objects. It shined the alchemic lightness and charme of scents by Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta – special individual I was very pleased of meeting and with whom I shared moments of life and Epicurean interludes – who showcased at the School of re-inventors, curated by Clara Tosi Pamphili and Alessio De Navasques, the scents he made as “Notturno” and “Luce” and turned into herbalist who made some magic potions to take care of oneself. An overwhelming experience which has colored of magic, warmth, color, fun and relax.

FLORACULT: TRE GIORNI ALL’ INSEGNA DI ARTE, PROFUMI, DELLA NATURA E DELLA SUA CULTURA(2)

 

A rose by Barni, photo by N

A rose by Barni, photo by N

La cultura della natura unitamente alle suggestioni inerenti la moda e l’ interior design sono stati I protagonisti a Floracult, evento creato da Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato da Antonella Fornai che si è recentemente tenuto nella campagna romana, a La Storta presso I Casali del Pino come il talk con il fotografo e giornalista Luca Bracali che ha parlato del suo libro “A rose is a rose”. Il libro documenta su foto l’ esperienza di una celebre famiglia di vivaisti da quattro generazioni, la famiglia Barni che ha creato rinomate rose come quelle dedicate a iconici personaggi quali Mariangela Melato, Anna Venturini Fendi e molti altri.

A rose by Barni, photo by N

A rose by Barni, photo by N

 

Ilaria Venturini Fendi along with a man who was born and lived in the area of I Casali Del Pino, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi along with a man who was born and lived in the area of I Casali Del Pino, photo by N

Questa non è stata l’ unica occasione di conoscere meglio fiori e piante. L’ esperta Vanda Del Valli ha infatti parlato degli usi di erbe sin dai tempi più remoti, come l’ Euphorbia, usata come rimedio contro la sifilide, le bacche di betel e le foglie di coca come stimolanti e il peyote da cui deriva la mescaline, potente allucinogeno che evoca la cultura psichedelica degli anni Sessanta e Settanta, Jim Morrison, le sue rischiose abitudini, “Le porte della percezione” e “Paradiso e inferno” di Aldous Huxley.

Cultura come anche suggestioni moda, le creazioni di Dora Giannetti aka Elisabeth the first, da lei realizzate unendo tessuti antichi e di ricerca a forme contemporanee insieme ad altri suoi pezzi unici che sono all’ insegna di un’ eleganza senza tempo. La simpatica Marina di Verdiana & Beniamina, brand che prende il nome dalle sue due figlie, ha presentato una serie di abiti e camicie che racchiudono in sé, materiali di alta qualità, un raffinato pizzo e divertenti motivi. Il marchio, che ha il suo atelier a Milano in Via Marco Polo 13, realizza anche lavori di customizzazione, rinnovando e reinterpretando gli abiti del guardaroba. Ho rivisto la designer di gioielli Simona Rinciari il cui raffinato lavoro combina elementi naturali come le bacche, le stecche di cannella, le fave e le foglie secche al metallo e alle pietre preziose, dando vita a insolite creazioni che concretizzano una brillante artigianalità. Gioielli e cappelli, accessori per capelli, realizzati a mano da Patrizia Romiti.

A smashing artist, Sergio Cammariere and me

A smashing artist, Sergio Cammariere and me

Roberto Ciufoli and me

Roberto Ciufoli and me

 

 

La versione delle slippers Friulane di Allagiulia, brand creato da Giulia Campeol, sono state esposte nell’ area di Dedé maison, la rinomata boutique di Roma, ubicata in Via dei Pianellari 21 della formidabile Theodora Bugel dedicata alla creazione e vendita di componenti di arredo e homewear, che ha presentato una accattivante selezione di oggetti. Ha brillato l’ alchemica leggerezza e il fascino dei profumi di Meo Fusciuni aka il cugino di Fabio Quaranta – speciale individualità che mi ha fatto molto piacere conoscere e con il quale ho condiviso momenti di vita, risate e interludi epicurei – che ha esposto alla Scuola dei reinventori, curate da Clara Tosi Pamphili e Alessio De Navasques, le sue fragranze quali “Notturno” e “Luce” e si è trasformato in erborista, realizzando alcune pozioni magiche per prendersi cura di sé. Un’ esperienza travolgente che è stata colorata da magia, calore, colore, divertimento e relax.

photo by N

photo by N

Dede  maison, photo by N

Dede maison, photo by N

 

Dede maison, photo by N

Dede maison, photo by N

 

Dede maison, photo by N

Dede maison, photo by N

 

Dede maison, photo by N

Dede maison, photo by N

 

Allagiulia, photo by N

Allagiulia, photo by N

 

Allagiulia, photo by N

Allagiulia, photo by N

Stephan Hamel and Lupo Lanzara, photo by N

Stephan Hamel and Lupo Lanzara, photo by N

 

Andrea Provvidenza and me, photo by N

Andrea Provvidenza and me, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

The magic potion by Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

The magic potion by Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni aka The cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta, photo by N

 

An alchemic moment featuring me and Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta

An alchemic moment featuring me and Meo Fusciuni aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta

 

Floracult, photo by N

Floracult, photo by N

 

 

www.floracult.com

Life is sharing: Ilaria Venturini Fendi and me, photo by Stephan Hamel

Life is sharing: Ilaria Venturini Fendi and me, photo by Stephan Hamel

The fifth edition of Floracult, event celebrating the nature and its culture, created by Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by Antonella Fornai – which was held in the Rome countryside, at La Storta, in I Casali del Pino -, opened with a series of smashing initiatives as the talk moderated by the journalist and author Ida Tonini starring Meo Fusciuni, modern alchemist who talked about his experiences with herbs, scents and his brand of artistic perfumery.

Meo Fusciuni (aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta) and me, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni (aka the cousin of Fabio Quaranta) and me, photo by N

Antonella Fornai, Ida Tonini and Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Antonella Fornai, Ida Tonini and Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

The scents by Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

The scents by Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

Federica Castellani, Meo Fusciuni as alchemist and some people who were interested in his magic potions at the School for Re-inventors, photo by N

Federica Castellani, Meo Fusciuni as alchemist and some people who were interested in his magic potions at the School for Re-inventors, photo by N

Meo, nice and bright individual, who seemed me like the cousin of Fabio Quaranta (brilliant fashion designer and professor at the Iuav University of Venice). That became his second nick name adding to Meo Fusciuni, art name chosen by Giuseppe Imprezzabile, Sicilian man who is based in Salsomaggiore, of whose the family name Fusciuni arises from the Sicilian slang and stands as “to flow”. Meo told about his relationship with the scents, experience arisen for random. He studied chemistry, then worked with disabled people, became herbalist and later started studying anthropology and travelling. His scents have arisen during his journeys. Passion, love and nostalgia are some emotions the lack of love as it happened with “Notturno” and “Luce”, two fragrances that embodied the feelings of Meo, the nostalgia for his love, her life companion Federica Castellani, who were far away from him and her return, celebrate his love for her, featuring the warmth and sensuality of patchouli (one of my favorite fragrances along with vetiver and opoponax), spicy notes that are sweetened by tonka. Olfactive experiences and alchemic moments, connected to poetry and magic suggestions under the sign of Crowley’s experiences (another thing confirming the spiritual connection to Fabio Quaranta, his love for the bands that are Crowley inspired as Psychic TV, Coil and Current 93).

Floracult

Floracult

 

Floracult

Floracult

 

Floracult

Floracult

 

Floracult

Floracult

 

Floracult

Floracult

 

Floracult

Floracult

 

 

Carnations at Floracult

Carnations at Floracult

A successful experience which combined with other happenings, exhibition events that talked about nature, art and craftsmanship. The world of butterflies was depicted by “Patma”, the performance by Sasha Turchi which told about the rise of butterflies and “La memoria degli oggetti” by Pablo Mesa Capella, who created containers of memories and poetry.

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

 

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

 

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

 

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

 

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

 

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

 

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by Davide Orlandi Dormino

 

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

 

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

A butterfly featuring in Patma by Sacha Turchi, photo by N

The woods found into the sea of Pantelleria and their lyricism where the main features of installation by Giancarlo Scialanga which was emphasized by the sound design by Pietro Scialanga. Wood and craftsmanship shined in the suggestive furniture by the nice Alessandro Visi.

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

Alessandro Visi, photo by N

 

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

 

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

 

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

 

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Flowers, plants, little, big animals, delights as the licorice by Amarelli, creations inspired by nature where the alchemies by Floracult, dressed up by such a loving and genuine atmosphere which had a kind of magic. The warm welcome of place, kindness and congeniality of people I saw made all that marvelous, relaxing and fun.

FLORACULT: TRE GIORNI ALL’ INSEGNA DI ARTE, PROFUMI, DELLA NATURA E DELLA SUA CULTURA (1)

Ilaria Venturini Fendi and Antonella Fornai, photo by N

Ilaria Venturini Fendi and Antonella Fornai, photo by N

La quinta edizione di Floracult, evento che celebra la natura e la sua cultura, creato da Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato da Antonella Fornai – che si è tenuto nella campagna romana, a La Storta, nei I Casali del Pino -, si è aperta con una serie di formidabili iniziative quali un talk moderato dalla giornalista e scrittrice Ida Tonini con Meo Fusciuni, moderno alchimista che ha parlato delle sue esperienze con le erbe, i profumi e del suo brand di profumeria artistica.

Peonies at Floracult, photo by N

Peonies at Floracult, photo by N

Leonetta Luciano Fendi, me and the peonies, photo by N

Leonetta Luciano Fendi, me and the peonies, photo by N

Meo, simpatica e brillante individualità che mi sembrava il cugino di Fabio Quaranta( brillante fashion designer e docente presso l’ Università Iuav di Venezia). Questo è diventato il suo secondo nick name che si aggiunge a Meo Fusciuni, nome d’ arte scelto da Giuseppe Imprezzabile, siciliano che risiede Salsomaggiore, il cui cognome deriva dal dialetto siciliano e sta a significare “scorrere”. Meo ha raccontato del suo rapporto con i profumi, un’ esperienza nata per caso. Ha studiato chimica, ha poi lavorato con i disabili, è divenuto erborista e poi ha iniziato a studiare antropologia e viaggiare. Le sue fragranze sono nate durante i suoi viaggi. Passione, amore e nostalgia sono alcune delle emozioni da loro ritratte. Infatti “Notturno” e “Luce” racchiudono la nostalgia per il suo amore, la sua compagna di vita Federica Castellani che era lontana e il suo ritorno, celebrano l’ amore per lei ed hanno quali protagonisti la calda sensualità del patchouli(una delle mie fragranze preferite unitamente a vetiver e opoponax), note speziate addolcite dalla fava tonka. Esperienze olfattive e momenti alchemici, legati alla poesia ed a magiche suggestioni crowleyane (un’ alltra prova che conferma la parentela spirituale con Fabio Quaranta, il suo amore per le band che si ispirano a Crowley quali Psychic TVCoil e Current 93).

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

 

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

 

 

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

Lavander at Floracult, photo by N

 

photo by N

photo by N

Una felice esperienza, unita ad altri eventi che parlavano di natura, arte e artigianalità. Il mondo delle farfalle è stato ritratto da “Patma”, la performance di Sacha Turchi che ha narrato la nascita delle farfalle e “La memoria degli oggetti” di Pablo Mesa Capella che ha creato contenitori di ricordi e poesia.

Me, myself and I along with a little rabbit, photo by N

Me, myself and I along with a little rabbit, photo by N

Chicks on speed, photo by N

Chicks on speed, photo by N

 

La legna ritrovata nelle acque di Pantelleria e il suo lirismo erano i protagonisti dell’ installazione di Giancarlo Scialanga che è stata enfatizzata dal sound design di Pietro Scialanga. Legno e artigianalità hanno brillato nei suggestivi componenti di arredo del simpatico Alessandro Visi.

Silvia Venturini Fendi and me, photo by N

Silvia Venturini Fendi and me, photo by N

Claudio Santamaria, photo by N

Claudio Santamaria, photo by N

 

Silvia Venturini Fendi, Eric and Zen, the dog of Roberto D' Agostino, photo by N

Silvia Venturini Fendi, Eric and Zen, the dog of Roberto D’ Agostino, photo by N

 

Adelaide Corbetta and me, photo by N

Adelaide Corbetta and me, photo by N

 

Delfina Delettrez, photo by N

Delfina Delettrez, photo by N

 

Irene Ghergo, photo by N

Irene Ghergo, photo by N

A headonism moment (hat by Patrizia Romita) featuring me, myself and I, photo by N

A headonist moment (hat by Patrizia Romita) featuring me, myself and I, photo by N

 

Roberto D' Agostino and me, photo by N

Roberto D’ Agostino and me, photo by N

 

A headonist moment featuring Roberto D' Agostino, photo by N

A headonist moment featuring Roberto D’ Agostino, photo by N

Fiori, piante, piccoli, grandi animali, delizie come la liquirizia di Amarelli, creazioni che si ispirano alla natura erano le alchimie di Floracult, condite da una atmosfera estremamente amorevole e autentica che aveva qualcosa di magico. La calda accoglienza del luogo e la gentilezza e simpatia delle persone che ho incontrato ha reso tutto ciò meraviglioso rilassante e divertente.

Licorice by Amarelli, photo by N

Licorice by Amarelli, photo by N

 

The salted licorice by Amarelli,photo by N

The salted licorice by Amarelli,photo by N

The liquorice by Amarelli, photo by N

The liquorice by Amarelli, photo by N

 

www.floracult.com

 

 

 

 

Floracult, photo N

Floracult, photo N

I arrived in the Rome countryside, in La Storta at the I Casali del Pino, before the opening of Floracult, event celebrating the nature and its culture, created by Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by Antonella Fornai which runs through 27th April where I  enjoyed and I am enjoying art, nature, its little hosts and many suggestions along with Epicurean interludes I tell you about soon dear FBFers.

NATURA NATURA…IL MIO ARRIVO A FLORACULT

Me, myself and I, dendrophile moment, photo by N

Me, myself and I, dendrophile moment, photo by N

Sono giunta nella campagna romana, a La Storta  presso I Casali del Pino, prima dell’ apertura di Floracult, evento che celebra la natura e la sua cultura, creato da Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato da Antonella Fornai che prosegue 27 aprile luogo in cui  ho apprezzato e sto apprezzando l’ arte, la natura, i suoi piccoli ospiti e le sue plurime suggestioni unitamente a interludi culturali ed epicurei di cui vi dirò presto cari FBFers.

Bruno and me at the I Casali Del Pino, photo by Erica

Bruno and me at the I Casali Del Pino, photo by Erica

 

Bruno and me, photo by N

Bruno and me, photo by N

 

I Casali Del Pino

I Casali Del Pino

I Casali del Pino

I Casali del Pino

Sacha Turchi staging the performance she made, photo by N

Sacha Turchi staging the performance she made, photo by N

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Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

Giancarlo Scialanga, photo by N

 

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Lea and me, photo by N

Lea and me, photo by N

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

Meo Fusciuni and me

Meo Fusciuni and me

Pablo Mesa Capella

Pablo Mesa Capella

 

Smiling: Clara Tosi Pamphili and me, photo by Davide Dormino

Smiling: Clara Tosi Pamphili and me, photo by Davide Dormino

 

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Davide Dormino and me

Davide Dormino and me

 

 

http://www.floracult.com 

 

 

Floracult, Casali del Pino

Floracult, Casali del Pino

 

It comes back Floracult, event celebrating the nature and its culture, ideated by Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by Antonella Fornai which will be held from 25th to 27th April 2014 at the Casali del Pino, at La Storta in the Rome countryside where it will feature many initiatives under the sign of art, culture and sustainability. Plants, flowers and butterflies, these will be the themes of some talks as the one which will be held on 25th April at 11:00 am, starring the nose or rather the researcher of olfactive memory Meo Fusciuni who, accompanied by the author and journalist Ida Tonini, will talk about plants and scents. It will follow at 12:30 am the book launch of “A rose is a rose” by photographer and journalist Luca Bracali revealing the intimate beauty of a flower and telling about the experience of a family owning a nursery which since four generations joins search and experimentation. The entomologist Gianumberto Accinelli at 5:00 pm will tell about the “butterfly effect” or the creation of “ecological hallways” by using nettles, fennels and carrots, to bring the butterflies from the countryside and there will be along with him the photographer Stefano Nicolini who will present an exhibition project focused on the Monarch butterfly which is really endangered. Moreover Sunday 27th April at 11:00 am the expert Vanda Del Valli will reveal the different uses of succulent plants. Floracult will also host many permanent events as “Legni alla deriva”, exhibition of works by the artist Giancarlo Scialanga, woods of whose journey is told by music made by the sound designer Pietro Scialanga. It will be also on show “Padma” by Sacha Turchi combining the linen, cotton and canvas cloths, colored with dyes made of medical plants, to iron structures. Another project having a highly dreamy-like impact is “La memoria degli oggetti” by Mesa Capella. A fairy-tale story, evoked by objects, old cut photographs becoming surreal scenes that talk about past lives, the lives of others, caught for a moment, saved and protected under a bell jar. Art and craftsmanship on show, the one by Alessandro Visi, “menusier” or maker of furniture made of notched and sculpted wood and also to learn, purpose of the School for Re-inventors by Clara Tosi Pamphili and Alessio de Navasques which will host the workshop featuring Meo Fusciuni along with his plants and scents where it will be able to learn making and taking care of oneself by using natural elements. A not to be missed happening for all the ones who love or want to rediscover the nature and its culture.

FLORACULT: 3 GIORNATE ALL’ INSEGNA DELLA NATURA, I SUOI PROFUMI E LA SUA CULTURA

Floracult

Floracult

Ritorna Floracult, evento che celebra la natura e la sua cultura, ideato da Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato da Antonella Fornai che si terrà dal 25 al 27 aprile 2014 ai Casali del Pino, a La Storta nella campagna romana di cui saranno protagoniste varie iniziative all’ insegna di arte, cultura e sostenibilità. Piante, fiori e farfalle questi i temi di alcuni i talk quali quello che avrà luogo il 25 aprile alle ore 11:00, di cui sarà protagonista il naso o meglio ricercatore della memoria olfattiva Meo Fusciuni che, accompagnato dalla scrittrice e giornalista Ida Tonini, parlerà di piante e profumi. Seguirà alle ore 12:30 la presentazione del libro “A rose is a rose”del fotografo e giornalista Luca Bracali che svela l’ intima bellezza di un fiore e racconta l’ esperienza di una famiglia di vivaisti che da quattro generazioni unisce ricerca e sperimentazione. Alle ore 17:00 l’ entomologo Gianumberto Accinelli parlerà de “L’ effetto farfalla” ovvero la creazione di “corridoi ecologici” mediante ortiche, finocchi e carote, per portare le farfalle dalla campagna alla città e insieme a lui il fotografo Stefano Nicolini presenterà un progetto espositivo incentrato sulla farfalla Monarca che è in grave pericolo di estinzione. Inoltre domenica 27 aprile alle ore 11:00 l’ esperta Vanda Del Valli svelerà i plurimi usi delle piante succulente. Floracult ospiterà anche svariati eventi permanenti come “Legni alla deriva”, esposizione delle opere dell’ artista Giancarlo Scialanga, il cui viaggio è raccontato in musica dal sound designer Pietro Scialanga. In mostra anche “Padma” di Sacha Turchi che abbina i tessuti di lino, cotone e canapa, colorati con tinture a base di erbe mediche, a strutture in ferro. Un altro progetto dalla forte valenza onirica è “La memoria degli oggetti” di Mesa Capella. Un racconto fiabesco evocato da oggetti, foto d’epoca ritagliate che diventano scenari surreali e parlano di vite trascorse, le vite degli altri, catturate per un attimo, conservate e protette, sotto una campana di vetro. Arte e anche artigianalità in mostra, quella di Alessandro Visi, “menusier” ovvero fabbricante di mobili in legno intagliati e scolpiti e anche da apprendere, finalità della Scuola per Reinventori di Clara Tosi Pamphili e Alessio de Navasques che ospiterà il workshop di cui sarà protagonista Meo Fusciuni con le sue piante e le sue fragranze durante il quale si potrà imparare a fare e anche curarsi con elementi naturali. Un evento imperdibile per tutti coloro che amano o vogliono riscoprire la natura e la sua cultura.

Giancarlo Scialanga

Giancarlo Scialanga

 

Peonies( without alchool.  Peonies with alchook are another story I tell you during the forthcoming days) at Floracult, photo by N

Peonies(without alchool. Peonies with alchool are another story I tell you during the forthcoming days) at Floracult, photo by N

 

Sacha Turchi

Sacha Turchi

 

Peonies at Floracult, photo by N

Peonies at Floracult, photo by N

 

Mesa Capella

Mesa Capella

 

A rose at Floracult, photo by N

A rose at Floracult, photo by N

 

The School for Re-inventors at Floracult, photo by N

The School for Re-inventors at Floracult, photo by N

 

Pearls of wisdom at Floracult, photo by N

Pearls of wisdom at Floracult, photo by N

 

 

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