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Story Telling

After the Elephant and the Giraffe the TANTOOO tradition keeps going: a LION just got out from the Zoo of my mind. This will be presented in Milano during the Design Week (8th-13th April, 2014) at Kidsroomzoom in Via Giuseppe Revere 6 20123 Milano, Italy. The very first Elephant prototype will be also presented at MY.PROTOTYPE, at [...]

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TANTOOO is the result the encounter between two little girls. This meeting took place on a huge, round, fat, bean bag. This was not like a normal bean bag, it was a special one. It was made by the mother of one of the two girls with a very special cloth, fabricated for external use: [...]

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TANTOOO is more than a bean bag chair. It is so much more: it is a place. No, not just because it is 120 cm wide. But because it is so comfortable and huggy, it’s the perfect place where to read (and write) fairy tales. Its external lining is made of a soft fabric used [...]

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Next Thursday, within the context of The Revolution to Smash Global Capitalism at Cabaret Voltaire Zurich I will engage in a discussion with Francesca Recchia around the topic of AZADI. In this workshop we will collects materials, images andwill also invite Twitter users to contribute under the hashtag of  #AZADI. We will collect tweets, images, [...]

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Yökalenteri means, in Finnish language, “Night Calendar”. A calendar that displays the minutes of night time in Helsinki throughout the year. Yökalenteri hosts “Rêvalités”, a work of Finnish Poet and writer Cia Rinne.”Rêvalités” consists of 36 mini prose pieces, dreams recorded during the time span of a year, which thematically deal with a variety of [...]

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157-2

Memorial to the victims of modernity. [collaboration with Andrea Zausa] 157 is a project for a permanent urban installation conceived as memorial to the victims of modernity. 157 is the number of the workers who died of cancer due to the long exposure of PVC and CVM in the petrochemical factory in Marghera, Venice. 157 [...]

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Project, 2004. A. Scarponi, S.Massa, F. Pedrini, A.De Luca _ www.dreamingwall.net A vertical Public Space. The Dreaming Wall is a project for a blank wall in an historical square of Milan, originally submitted for a competition. The wall is conceived as an Info Forum: a public vertical space reflecting the dual character of the city [...]

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tappeto-politico

Hand knotted carpet, 2003-2004_270 x 270 cm_private collection, Prato, Italy.

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scarponi_polis

Hand knotted carpet_2003-2004_180 x 300 cm_Private Collection, Firenze, Italy. Polis is a carpet that symbolically represents the entire population of the World. Each section contains the flags of the continent proportionally enlarged to the population of the States they represent. A knot in the carpet stands for 23 people.

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valokalenteri

Inject print on paper_150 x 370 cm Valokalenteri (from Finnish language “Light Calendar”) shows the minutes of light at the latitudes of the finnish territory. Horizontally there is months and days of the year reported in the official finnish national spoken languages: Finnish and Swedish. Vertically there is the hours of the day: the white [...]

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dscn0038

Installation, Lasipalatsi Gallery, Helsinki, 2004. EU 2004 is a European Union portrait devised to represent the inclusion of eastern countries. Each head of state’s portrait is displayed proportionally in relation to the size of the population they represent. The installation is a rear projected slide show on a main gallery window to establish a direct [...]

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The design allows a civil servant in today’s multicultural environment to blend in with their new society.The pattern is composed of countries depicted dimensionally proportional to their population. Each country’s colour is a sample of the State Head’s complexion, and the geographical shapes are then ‘casually’ assembled one next to the other, so that the [...]

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population-2003

Human Atlas. 1 px = 1000 people Human World is an Atlas that represents the world from the point of view of it’s population: people the unit of measurement of cultural and political information. Human World maps the area of each State proportionally to its population – 1 pixel = 1,000 people. As in Alighiero [...]

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081117_obama-2

Cartogram-flag of the political elections of 04 November 2008. Obama campain, among many other things, revolutionate the political map of the United Stated of America. This is a proposal for a Flag that represent this historical change.

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