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Under the Bamboo Tree at the Labirinto della Masone – On-line contents

Under the Bamboo Tree is back at the Labirinto della Masone, an event entirely devoted to bamboo, a plant with myriad virtues and the raw material used for the green maze in Fontanellato. In its fifth edition this year, the format has been modified to better handle the arrival of visitors and to guarantee that anti-Covid 19 regulations are followed. For these reasons it will last through the month of October.

Organised in collaboration with important partners and both national and international institutions, including  INBAR (International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation), and with the scientific curatorship of the architect  Mauricio Cardenas Laverde, this event aims to make  the Labirinto della Masone an increasingly important international centre for the dissemination of knowledge about and techniques concerning the use of bamboo. Bamboo is an extraordinary plant, and it is also crucially important for sustainability.

Art, Architecture and Design, Nutrition and Environment

Each weekend in this edition a focus will be held on a theme related to bamboo:  artarchitecture and designnutrition and environment. During the two days of the event held in the inspiring central courtyard of the Labirinto, further enriched by the installation BambooFlower, a structure made of Italian bamboo, designed by Mauricio Cardenas Laverde, and realized by MADEINBAMBOO-Bambuseto and Floorbamboo, there will be live and remote meetings, workshops, and specific products will also be on display.

Live Web Events

In compliance with the Covid-19 prevention regulations, the fifth edition of Under the Bamboo Tree will take place on the fourth weekend in October 2020, both live and digital.

It will be possible to access and take part in the events on Saturday 10th and Saturday 24th October via this web portal.

After focusing on architecture, engineering, and design on October 10 th, the event will end on October 24th  and October 25th, with interventions dealing with crucial environmental themes. Thanks to its capacity to purify the air, transforming as it grows large quantities of carbon dioxide into oxygen, bamboo, also because of its versatility and many uses, is a material of great importance for sustainable development, and an important ally in the effort to meet the objectives set down in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations.

On October 24, contributions by Li Zhiyong, (Chief expert of ICBR, Vice-President of CBIA China), Alessio Malcevschi (University of Parma), Anna Zanetti, (architect), Luis Fallas Calderon (executive director of Fundebambu, Costa Rica), and Maurizio Corrado, (architect and writer) will delve deep into the subject from many angles.