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VISIONS Italian Ecoway of Lyfe - PLANTS & US



VISIONS Italian Ecoway of Lyfe - PLANTS & US

VISIONS Italian Ecoway of Lyfe is a project of the Italian Cultural Institute of Melbourne that develops five themes starting from a new idea of ecology from the perspective of the Deep History. Featuring 38 Italian prominent experts including anthropologists, architects, artists, nutritionists, scientists, chefs and other professionals that tell us about another possible way of life in a video series around Italy. The series, conceived by Angelo Gioè, is curated by Maurizio Corrado.

VISIONS because in the Anthropocene it is vital to start again to imagine not only other possible worlds, but above all new systems to survive in the only world we know.

VISIONS as imagination, project, utopia, desire.

VISIONS explores possible Italian ways to ecology, where beauty is constantly taken into account. The word lyfe refers to the new concept of life proposed by the scientific community to broaden the concept of life, opening new perspectives of thought.

VISIONS presents an idea of ​​ecology that has as travel companions no longer sacrifice, but beauty, pleasure, well-being and the development of life in constant relationship with other different forms of life and with the environment.


1st Episode 


Watch the video on the IIC Melbourne VIMEO channel: click here

Our first human ancestors when they opened their eyes after birth, they saw forests. Six million years ago it was among the trees that lived those who would become Homo Sapiens, the species that we belong to.

A prehistoric Sapiens knew an average of 150 types of edible plants, how many do we know? He also knew the wild types of cereals but did not need to give them his time. Then climate changes forced us to devote most of the day to plants by cultivating them.It was the plants that tamed us and not vice versa.

Besides seeing the best preserved fossil forest in the world and an 11th-century mosaic depicting the tree of life, we learn about plants from Prof. Francesco Ferrini at the University of Florence, one of the leading forestry experts in the world, Marco Nieri expert in eco-design who developed an exclusive system to measure the electromagnetic energy of trees, and Mauricio Cardenas, a naturalized Italian architect who has become the leading expert in Europe for bamboo construction.

Then we learn about tattoos and vegetable dresses.

Featuring: Massimo Manini, director; Daniela Franchini, archaeologist; Mons. Piero Marti; Federica Trovat, tattoo artist; Francesco Ferrini, agronomist at the University of Florence; Marco Nieri, ecodesigner; Mauricio Cardenas Laverde, architect; Katia Kuo, stylist. Music by Maurizio Marsico.


Date: Da Friday, May 27, 2022 a Saturday, December 31, 2022

Organized by : IIC Melbourne

Entrance : Free


Canale Vimeo IIC Melbourne