All you need is a flower – 100 hours for the environment

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All you need is  a flower – 100 hours for the environment. This is the title of the event developed  thanks to the “stubbornness” of Movimento Caparbia, and a bit of our stubbornness too- , bringing together conferences, music, culture and recreational activities. The events of last October and November, which brought considerable damage to the Venetian forest heritage, to the heart of Venice, to the coasts and affected many other areas of our territory – have greatly affected us. They  have added greater evidence to what we have already under our eyes for several years. Climate change, air pollution, in particular the area of ​​the Po valley, the accumulation of waste, the depletion of natural resources, the melting of glaciers, the summer drought are some of the many alarm bells for the state of the environment. We have decided to do something and have...

Re-designing environment and work in Venezia

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Take a walk with us for re-designing environment and work in Venezia. This is the subject of our new Quaderno, Q10. We will take you in the hidden parts of this amazing city. You will visit the most beautiful parts with small and secret “botteghe” – workshops. But you will also visit the grey parts of the industrial area. The focus is Venezia, its lagoon and the area nearby made up of small and large enterprises. Old and new work places where culture, economy and environment mix up together. Can we re-design economy and take into account in the same time, the needs of persons, environment and culture? We will give you a practical example with Antica Stamperia Armena, which is re-starting its activities in the heart of Venice. And last but not least we will analyze skills and relationships in work places. How is Humility considered nowdays? Is it a value or not? Well,...

The storm has gone: Piave river

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The storm has gone: Piave river where we returned to see if actually “The storm has gone” (1). You will certainly remember the devastating flood in November 2018 and the death of millions of trees in the mountains. In the immediate following weeks, groups of volunteers cleaned the coast of Jesolo. A group was also guided by our Ermes. After a few months we went along the Piave to check the situation. To be precise between San Biagio di Callalta and Ponte di Piave in the province of Treviso. Apart from some minor parts, the place is clean. The fury of water can still be noticed by some details such as the piled grass and unusual objects that remain “perched” on the branches. There are some plastic objects but they are really a small part. For the rest the landscape has a lunar aspect and in some ways looks like a labyrinth. It seems indeed that “the storm...

Birkenau – Block 25

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Birkenau Block 25. Call me Lavinia but I have no longer a name, numbers instead. I live, if this can be called life, in block 25 in Birkenau. My block mates are numbers like me… We are going to die, we know. We are packed in this block, waiting, or no longer waiting, resigned, weak. It’s dark here, narrow windows, we can hardly breathe but I can still see the moon, a big moon, lightning the dark. There is something comforting in that light. Now I am beyond the ground I am a tree, I am moon, I keep the distance from all this cruelty and sadness. I am free. The house is silent. The wind on my branches just seems a breath of clouds on an extinguishing fire. I’m alone again. A cycle has been completed: my destiny of seed that has sprouted, the design of my ancestors. Lavinia is now earth and humus. Her  spirit dancing in the evening wind (translated...

A man made of plastic

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Finally our new Quaderno . A man made of plastic, a title that contains all the aspects  you will find in this issue. A Quaderno, number 9, with multiple aspects. It  retraces our Manifesto and highlights our mission. “To make easier the interaction between culture and business in order to create new economic opportunities by starting from what already exists”. Our journey started two years ago. It is evolving.  Sometimes we were at a stalemate, sometimes tired but always ready to start again with even greater enthusiasm. A man made of plastic gives a deeper emphasis to the relationship between territory / culture. Besides it highlights  the increasingly complicated relationship between Man and the Environment. If we were to give an explanation in two words, the focus of this issue would certainly be Trees and Plastic. Trees and...