“[The mayor] refers to the fact that even unaccompanied children should have access to the first section [of the public gardens, Viale Garibaldi]” – 1892, Archivio Storico Comunale, Celestia, Venezia.
Curated by MICROCLIMA & Roberto Sartor
2:30 – 6pm
FLORA ZU IN VENICE / By Zaffiria
Flowers and insects hidden in the garden that stimulate the observation and the game of collecting using the graphic sign. An improbable pilot of maps made in pieces and marked by the technique of frottage. A collective and playful installation to transform a garden into a playground.
24 – 25.09
THE MUSEUM OF THE INVISIBLE / By Chiocciola La Casa del Nomade
A playful and wild exploration of forms and ways in which nature expresses itself in the garden, in the city and in the lagoon. The instruments of the workshops will be cameras for spying on animals, magnifying glasses, a small library and various tools of perception, which will lead to building a museum of what is invisible to the eyes of the less attentive people.
28 – 31.08
2:30 – 6pm
FÄRGKÖKTET – LA CUCINA DEI COLORI / By Rebecca Ahlstedt, Maja Jakobsson & Anna Senno Rebecca Ahlstedt
One colour per day for four days with nature as source for pigments. In its smallest parts, dyeing is about chemical chains and reactions – nature broken down into its elementary components.The Swedish artists will co-create with visitors, an organic installation that will grow each day by cooking colours and using dyeing on natural material and textile. The cultural connotations of colours and their impact on our sensory experience will be explored in this workshop open to the public.
3 – 6pm
MAINTENANCE AS EDUCATION, SAFETY AND PREVENTION / By Chiave di Volta and Apave Italia Cpm
Maintenance of historical, contemporary buildings, gardens and open spaces. Maintenance as a sustainable value: from the model, to training, to professionalism through certi cation. A new social and educational communication code.
2.30 – 6pm
WILD THOUGHT / By Miriam Secco
An experimental laboratory in which, starting from abstract forms and preliminary sketches, children and young people will create prototypes of kites that will be own in Riva degli Schiavoni, using natural elements of the garden and recycled material.
15 – 16.09
3 – 5pm
INTO THE WOODS, THE SECRET GARDEN / By Equator
Our adventure continues and with the bridge in place – it’s now time to explore the secret garden! We welcome children in the age range of 6-11 to join us for an interactive workshop focusing on team-building and play while discovering the public garden next to Serra dei Giardini. Swedish cinnamon rolls and juice will be served.