If you could see how our little garden is growing! It’s so nice!
We were so lucky with the weather her in Køge, in 18 days it rained just once! Everybody told us it is unusual to have such a great sunny June in Denmark. Well, maybe I brought with me some Sicilian Sun 😉
The work for our little garden in the square of KØS Museum continues.
I built with Yuki a little terrace and some plant pots using reclaimed wood, found in the street of the city. We were lucky to have a construction site very close to the museum, so that we could use lot of their waste materials; I was so surprise to see in the garbage container so much good wood thrown away.
We will stay here still 3 weeks, I hope to see some of our vegetable and flowers growing well before going away. We watch the earth every day and we are so happy when we see small leafs coming out.
I tell them “Grow!”, feeling like they can listen to me…
I collaborated with Yukihiro at this project; it started in the 2013 with the building of a little house in a empty area in Kreuzberg (Berlin); we built the first house in the Cuvry Brache and have lived there for almost 2 years, observing how it developed and changed from a waste-land to a chaotic town concentrated in a area big as a soccer field.
On the 18th September 2014 a big fire was started in Cuvry and the police used the occasion to evict the area. On the 22nd September the bulldozers started to destroy everything. We managed to get the authorization to disassemble their house and save it as art artifact. Now it is standing in the square in front of the KØS museum in Denmark, we will live here until the 19th June and make two house-party events, on the 9th and 18th June.
Our experience, work, action and life concentrate around the house in the Berlin’s squatted village are expressed by the stop-motion video created by Yukihiro and showed inside our house during the museum’s opening time.
If you are in Denmark by chance, come to visit us!
This time we are creating also a small urban-garden beside our house, planting some japanese vegetable and flowers.
Some days ago, in the office where I work as designer, it happened to have few minutes free, so I did a quick sketch to keep my hands busy.
In the last times I think often about how to get new ideas and, as the final result, I try to realize so many projects in the same time that I can not really concentrate.
So now I ask to myself, do I need lighting in my head or there are already too many lights that I actually need to switch off some of them to see better what is in front of me?
So also this little break from the daily life is going to the end and tomorrow evening I’ll go back to Berlin. It was very nice being in Barcellona with my old sicilian friends, enjoying the heat of a mediterranean land.
Tomorrow before leaving I will be with my friends in La Rambla, celebrating Sant Jordi in an improvised stand with books, roses and my bookmarks. My friends are all amazing writers and their book are crazy good, written both in italian and spanish. So if you are in Barcellona come to visit us tomorrow!
And now I leave you with a sketch that I did in the Park Guell listening to a band called Tablao Sur, they played beautiful latin music danced so nicely! It was very inspiring being in that wonderful park with that soundtrack.
I’m in Barcellona right now visiting my best friend Diana. It is always nice to be here! The weather is wonderful! I came on Saturday leaving a cold and grey Berlin and I found the sun, the sea and a nice warm wind….aaahaha I miss the mediterranean weather!
On next Saturday, 23rd April, is the celebration of Sant Jordi, patron of Catalonia, who saved the princess from the dragon. The tradition wants in this day a exchange of gift between lovers, the man gives a rose to his woman and receives a book. Furthermore Sant Jordi is also the book’s celebration.
My friends are organizing a small market where they will sell their books and roses – of course 🙂 -.
So while I’m here I thought to partecipate as well, preparing some handmade bookmarks and illustrations inspired to the legend of Sant Jordi.