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Autostyle 2012 and the Popemobile
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Autostyle 2012 and the Popemobile

Articolo di: Claudia Foresti
Data Pubblicazione: 31 December 2013
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The 9th Autostyle Design Competition is now underway, the international car design event organized by Barman, a company specializing in the production of auto parts and accessories. Each year, contributions are submitted by design academies, automakers and technicians from all over the world. The 2012 edition has a very interesting new focus for young designers from international schools: to take part in the design of a Popemobile for reduced emissions. The Libreria Editrice Vaticana will publish the best projects in a special book. The works will be judged by a jury composed of well-known designers and technicians of international auto manufacturers. The Benedictine Abbey of San Benedetto Po (Mantua) will host the prize ceremony of the competition, at the beginning of October. It will also be possible to visit an exhibition of the projects for the new Popemobile. autostyle@berman.it.

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Conference of the National Institute of BioArchitecture
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Conference of the National Institute of BioArchitecture

Data Pubblicazione: 13 April 2013
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The presence of green areas in the urban context, attention to the quantity of spaces set aside and the quality of their maintenance, represent a meaningful indicator of livability and ecosustainability of cities. These and other themes will be discussed at the conference entitled Refertilizing the city: forms and functions of urban greenery. Outstanding speakers include the well-known French landscape expert Gilles Clément. Describing different design experiences, the speakers will develop reflections on the possibility of rethinking the city as a more fertile place, not just in strictly biological terms of fertility of the soil, but also in a symbolic way, extended to opportunities for the cultural and productive system of a city to be ‘nourished’ by the environment itself, in a virtuous cycle that covers the entire quality of life of those who live and work in the city, or simply visit it for tourism.