giardino fantastico

Venice, August 2010

Giardino fantastico is an intervention for opening the vacant social center Morion. For creating the garden we asked the people of Castello to donate plants and offshoots for which we created a new home in the backyard of the Morion. The garden itself was designed as a self-sustaining construction with a watering system fed by a rain gutter. By the act of giving something as personal as a plant we created a certain bond between the donor and the garden. Also, these plants still need someone to take care of them which is a good reason for the neighbours to go inside the (former) vacancy.