The futur is futurist?
Edición 2016 – Parcela 12
The phrase evokes a stereotypical image of the possible space, with flying plants,
holograms, a space created with pretty plants or a rocky, moon-like, surface.
But, we have deprived ourselves of producing a futuristic garden because we wanted to complicate the idea further, with the following question: what will gardens be like if we carry on like this, in the near future?
In an era where everything moves very quickly and is carefully organised, plant growth is limited. Nature is increasingly being exploited, to cheat, contain and limit its spatial load. This is bordering on becoming a forced regime.
The futurist manifesto says:
“No more natural flowers.
From now on, we must accept that natural flora, which no longer corresponds to our likes, is being dismantled.
Creation of futurist plastic flora
It having been confirmed herein that the flowers supplied by nature are no longer of interest to us, we, the futurists, in order to cheer up and decorate our wall hangings and environment, have begun creating completely original plastic flora, totally artificial, replete with colours and marvellous aromas.”
We imagine two identical, formal gardens, which have all the typical elements: space to wander, enjoy nature and cool off. Gardens with a harmonious form and that are pleasant to visit. One of them is the garden of today, since we are used to seeing them with natural vegetation, and the other is the garden of the future: formally identical, but essentially different. Each element will be made from an artificial material: an artificial garden. The two gardens are separated by a steel frame, where an organza veil will be installed, making it possible to glimpse the garden of the future from the garden of today. The boundary is blurred, the step is small. The future could already be here.
Lo studio Q
Lollo Decembrini, Ilaria Tabarani e Carlo Giannone
We are three young Italian LANDSCAPE architects. After following the same course of study, we developed different interests, including graphic design, photography and joinery. We have come together in Lo Studio Q to confront the challenge of ephemeral gardens, which we understand to be a conceptualization of artistic and cultural episodes through landscape.