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PARTICIPATIVE GARDEN PROJECT BY MIRKO NIKOLIĆ AT ECOISMI 2012
WITH ASSISTANCE OF IL FOLLETTO VERDE AND WITH HELP OF 17 GARDENER/MAPPERS

May 22, 2012

CHOOSING THE COLOURFUL PROTAGONISTS

Today hard decisions had to be made. After weeks of consideration, the time came to finally pick out the favourites that will come to form the Garden Map. It was so difficult to select among dozens of beautiful seasonal flower plants. To make the final cast, I had to travel to another nice place along the river Adda, at Trezzo sull'Adda. There, in this enormous nursery, in clouds of dizzying perfumes and flashing colours, only a very small number of plant sorts could become actual protagonists. At this moment, I cannot reveal yet which are the winners, but some of the photos below show them and some do not.

Moreover, it was curious to return to Trezzo sull'Adda. Years ago I participated in a student art show in the town's castle, a truly magical place sited on a serpentine turn of the river. The work, a temporary diagram sketched on a block of concrete, illustrated how this river, within a larger European aquatic network, connected my two cities of residence at the period, Belgrade and Milan. Now, it feels great to be back in the area and to work meters away from this river which continues to fascinate me.







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