Just a couple of kilometers: this is the voyage of the Globe of Banca Galileo after it left the artists’ workshop to reach the headquarters of the bank on Corso Venezia. Here, in the entrance court, the globe welcomed clients and investors who could enjoy a preview of the work of the artist Antonio Mele, selected to interpret the world to come, in the context of the project Weplanet on environmental sustainability.
The Globe made of recycled plastic is a large blue sphere with very white continents: this is how Antonio Mele, professor of painting and set design at the Brera art high school, represents the catastrophic scenario of climate change and the threat of the melting of glaciers: “I have redesigned the geography of planet Earth – he explains – treating the land areas like the surface of the moon, while inside the globe I have placed a telescope at whose ends we can see one of the drawings made by Galileo Galilei when he began to observe the Moon.”
Banca Galileo, always with a focus on environmental themes, felt it was important to take part in this project on sustainability in which 100 globes will be created by designers, artists and architects in a large open-air exhibition in April in Milan. “We are a bank, we invest money – says the CEO Elio Ronzoni – and we do it for a brighter future. Our consulting activity is always aimed at the selection of financial instruments connected with the circular economy.”
The Globo of Banca Galileo will return to the artists’ atelier prior to Christmas, inside the Central Station, where it will wait for its official debut in the spring.