From April 2 to May 3, 2014
At MUSEO FONDAZIONE LUCIANA MATALON, Foro Buonaparte 67, Milan – Italy
Veronica Gallinger, Luciana Matalon, Claudio Pantana, Lascia la Scia, Consalez & Rossi Architetti Associati, Hasuike Naomi, PPR Architetti, Cino Zucchi Architetti
Matsutyama Shuhei, Hasegawa Yoshiko, Sakai Koji, Akita Michio, Hideyuki Kobayashi & Akari Koike, Studio BIWAHOUSE+miura-ori lab, DxK, Kengo Kuma
VERNISSAGE: Wednesday, April 2
From April 2 to May 3, the Museum Foundation Luciana Matalon hosts the exhibition MOTTAINAI, curated by Michele Gambolò .
Mottainai is an expression which in Japanese means ” what a waste , what a shame to waste ! ” Has been adopted by Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize , as a slogan for the protection of the environment, because it summarizes the concepts of reduce, reuse, recycle and repair.
The term, used in everyday life to show regret for the waste of resources, time and any material object, it is extended to municipal and industrial waste.
In recent decades, much has been done for the development and sustainability of the recovery: the recycling of paper, glass and plastic have now reached a high level of reuse due to widespread education about the life cycles of these elements.
The theme of the sludge derived from wastewater civil and industrial processes, however, still excluded from common knowledge.
A few years ago Komatsu Seiren, a leading Japanese textile, developed a quest to recover the sludge produced and the result is a material called Greenbiz ®, already used in Japan in the construction of green roofs and green walls, due to its hygroscopic properties and lightness.
The challenge for the participants – artists, architects and designers, Italian and Japanese – was to invite them to express themselves on the topic of reuse of sludge and beyond, suggesting new ideas to close a virtuous cycle around a subject still little known.
The exhibition will work arising from this reflection and promoting an effective blend of art and science, focusing on innovation and research.
- The exhibition participates as an external event of the exhibition “Salone Internazionale del Mobile” April 8 to 13
- Sunday, April 13 special opening hours 10-19
11 am: Kimono Dressing, by the Cultural Japan in Italy
5 pm: Tea Ceremony, organized by the Urasenke
- Wednesday, April 16 at 18: concert Sakura Sakura, Japanese songs Trio Karen edited by Night, Associazione Culturale Musicale of Milan
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