GardenDrumA cornfield in the heart of Milan

quantomais ExpoGate Photo Francesco Gusella

quantomais Photo Francesco Gusella

A cornfield has sprung up in the heart of Milan, opposite the Sforza Castle. Why?

quantomais ExpoGate Photo Francesco Gusella

quantomais ExpoGate Photo Francesco Gusella

quantomais, a project using more than 1500 sheaves of corn, is devised and produced by A4A Rivolta Savioni Architetti, as part of Milan’s ‘ExpoGate’, a promotional taster for next year’s Expo 2015. The theme of Expo 2015 is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.

quantomais brings together institutions, architects, farmers, companies, technicians, artists, poets and educators with a common goal: to create a green and hospitable area in the city, a place waiting to be cultivated, in more than one sense of the word, and a stage for social relations and culture. (And not just agriculture).

quantomais ExpoGate Photo Francesco Gusella

quantomais ExpoGate Photo Francesco Gusella

Inside the plantation there are areas which will be used for performances, readings and improvisations as well as for cultivating vegetables and seasonal plants. On August 31 2014, the field will be dismantled into the original 231 sections (beds measuring 800mm x 1200mm x 500mm) which will be redistributed into small city plots for local green areas, schools, universities and public areas.

(Source v2com)

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