Monthly Archives: January 2014
PHORESTA Onlus is a non-profit and non-governmental founded by Italian professionals with the aims of promoting the management and sustainable conservation of forest resources and planning activities of reforestation, in cooperation with local communities who benefit in the long-term as a result. Phoresta’s objectives are: to organise and manage reforestation, forestry and conservation projects,; to […]
A special event for a special exhibition. The event conference that took place in Milan last January 13th as part of the solo photography exhibition “Skylines over me” by Pietro Broggini, has been a great success. In terms of participation, content, emotions. There were many special guests: Cristina Tajani, council member of the Comune di […]
As you well know, our backstage is the space where you can find the topics previewing our Or Not magazine and showing what went on behind the scenes, but that’s not all! Here you can also find a summary of all our current research areas. Can we do without nature? Of course we don’t!
In these pages you can also have a look at some pictures by ManuelaCh, a new collaborator an illustrator for our Or Not Magazine, on the theme of Nature. Not exactly an exotic, distant, unreal one, but rather the nature we can see every day in our cities, among plants on terraces, vertical gardens and urban parks, and that has been sought out through the Sherlock Holmes lens, observed by adopting Marcovaldo’s approach or experienced with the words of Walt Whitman.
A kind of nature that resists and lingers, grafted onto metropolitan areas.Â A horizon border and a gaze into the distance. Also conceived as water, underbrush, urban humus; or as something artificial, to be bought in supermarket, vacuum-sealed; and finally dry or abandoned, as garbage coming out of the rubbish containers.
Well, that’s what Nature is, after all! In all its real shapes, which are really within sight in our everyday life.
by Giulia Cassano Part one: the discovery It’s Saturday morning, I get off the train at the Turin train station, eager to meet a dear friend of mine and spend the day together strolling along the stalls of the well-known ‘BalÃ´n’ flea market, that every Saturday offers a quite wide range of more or less […]
Photo credits Kristina Bychkova