'Playing' is the Theme for Orticolario

'Playing' is the Theme for Orticolario

'Playing' is the Theme for Orticolario

The eight finalists of the International Competition “Creative Spaces” have been chosen. They will exhibit their creations in the historic park of Villa Erba on Lake Como for the tenth edition of Orticolario from 5 to 7 October 2018

“You can deny, if you like, nearly all abstractions: justice, beauty, truth, goodness, mind, God. You can deny seriousness, but not play". This is what the Dutch historian Johan Huizinga wrote in 1938 in his famous essay Homo Ludens.

Celebration of the 10th Edition

“Playing” is the theme of Orticolario 2018, a complex and fascinating concept that, while taking on the most varied shades, looks perfect for the celebration of the tenth edition. This theme has tickled the fancy of the participants in the International Competition “Creative Spaces” for the design and creation of gardens and artistic installations.

The eight finalists were evaluated by the Awarding Commission among numerous proposals sent by architects, designers, landscapers, artists, gardeners and nurserymen from all over Italy and Europe. These eight “fantasists” will literally play the game relying on inspiration, irony, mystery and sense of wonder.

Artistic Installations

The chosen participants will execute their projects in the historic park of Villa Erba in Cernobbio during Orticolario. Original and innovative spaces, liveable and usable gardens, new ideas for gardens and artistic installations will offer a different relationship with nature and with others.