A project curated by Giovanni Cordoni and Sofia Bonacchi

A project combining art, sustainability, and solidarity comes out of the collaboration between Florence Biennale, FERCAM, and Street Levels Gallery.

Eco-design, upcycling and creativity at the service

FERCAM, sustainability partner of the XIV Florence Biennale, has long been engaged in a circular economy project that enhances heterogeneous competences with a common goal: to present an innovative and more responsible model for art logistics. The queen of art transport is the crate, made of high quality materials, whose life, however, often ends in a single trip before being dismantled. Hence the "REcrate" project, for the realisation of a packaging that, while maintaining the rigour and traditional classical characteristics, offers the customer an eco-friendly option realised in a circular economy perspective. Thanks to the collaboration with FERCAM Echo Labs, an opportunity is also created to contribute to the development of social carpentry, which offers employment to fragile categories. Once the crate has effectively reached the end of its life, it can be donated and, through the partner network and upcycling projects, re-imagined into a piece of furniture to be given to the community and to private entities sensitive to this issue.
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The project for the XIV Florence Biennale

Thanks to the collaboration between the Florence Biennale and FERCAM, it was born the idea of transforming some crates, previously used to transport artworks from important museum institutions, into actual artworks, thanks to the involvement of 5 street artists, partly selected from the artists participating in the XIV Florence Biennale (Rinascimento Punk and Stefano Alvino, please check artists on competition section), and partly chosen from the artists of the Street Levels Gallery (Ache 77, Exit Enter and Kraita 317), who also offered technical and organisational support for the initiative. The street artists involved will use the boxes donated by FERCAM as supports to create new artworks, which will be created in front of the visitors of the XIV Florence Biennale.
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