Palermo - Official Collateral Event

Margherita Bianca: Piante di Città

Villino Florio all’Olivuzza

13 Jun 201815 Jul 2018

The Landscape has always been a metaphor for the relationship between man and the environment, as well as where a reciprocal integration can be derived.
The botanical history of “Vagabond” plants shows just how often man has played a primary role in their spread. These “Vagabonds” are an opportunity for a smaller scaled urban Wilderness, without anything noteworthy happening and disrupting our horizontal perception.
In their relative diversity, these apparently marginal elements are able to enlarge our spatial and geographic dimension when alone, and influence how we usually understand the concept of nature in our various environments. This is the case of “Vagabond” plants, according to the definition of Giles Clément, author of Manifeste du Tiers paysage. These “Vagabonds” are also the objects of the study.
The work is made up of photographic images of an urban and extra-urban itinerary, where “Vagabond” plants can be identified in the environmental perception of each specific location and their short botanical history.

 13 – 23 June
Tue – Sat 9am – 7pm
26 June – 15 July 
Tue – Sat 9am – 1pm (Wed from 9am – 7pm )

  • courtesy of Margherita Bianca courtesy of Margherita Bianca

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Destination: Palermo
Where: Villino Florio all’Olivuzza
Type: Opening
Admission: Free
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Via Regina Margherita 38 Palermo, Italy