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Stakeholders Dialogue

Stakeholders Dialogue is a survey on the relationship between humans and plants considering how much plants have contributed to our evolution and are still fundamental for human and non-human life. We can therefore define the relationship with the plant world as a niche in which we find archaic attitudes and behaviours that have survived the wear and tear of time.
For this reason, the project was based on the analysis of the growth characteristics of the chosen plant: Geranium (Pelargonium). This first biological research was necessary for the design of a structure that places itself in direct dialogue with the hosted organism.
One example is the mixture of coffee, soy wax and paper that lines the cavity of the wooden pot, waterproofs it without limiting the breathing of the soil, and above all acts as nourishment for the plant.
This research understands architecture as the tool and model through which man
relates to the world and tames it starting from the consideration of two examples: the cultivation process and the urbanisation process. With regard to the first process, the vegetable garden is a case in which humans build structures that help plants to grow. These at the beginning are very simple and linear but with the growth of the plant they become more and more complex, up to the construction of real architectures such as greenhouses. The same aesthetic development is noted in the practice of urbanisation where humans build structures not to help nature, but to colonise it. The two processes move, therefore, in two ideologically opposite directions while maintaining an evident visual coherence in the use of architectural forms.