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International Meeting

Flagship event of the Festival that brings together the most famous exponents of landscaping in the world. Architects, landscape architects, garden designers, botanists and plant designers each tell their own experience and design philosophy through lectures, talks and video testimonies and, In the first decade, International Meeting involved over 650 professionals from 16 different countries. Also this year the International Meeting will be held on the final weekend of the Festival, on 22 and 23 September, in the fascinating setting of the Teatro Sociale of Bergamo. Participation in International Meeting provides training credits.

Garden Masterclass
Event in English

The educational event that is divided into two parts, a theoretical and a practical. Object of study of this meeting, over the years become a reference for the Landscape Festival, the different models of vegetation and natural habitats and their use as reference models for designed plants. 

This year the theme will be PLANTING DESIGN IN A CHANGING CLIMATE.

The speakers will be:

Andy Sturgeon will talk about how to design a garden in an unfamiliar climate. Andy has designed gardens all over the world and in this lecture he will discuss how he approaches the design of projects in a foreign climate. He will include his thoughts on extremes of climate and associated issues such as drainage and suitability to the site.

Marco Scano will be discussing his work in Sardinia and his study of using woody and mixed plant communities in order to achieve sustainable Mediterranean planting designs. He will talk about his approach to design and how this has changed in recent years.

At the afternoon the attendees will be divided into groups to develop planting schemes based on the morning lectures.
Each group will present their findings at the end of the day.​

Masterclass Martin Rein-Cano
Event in English

Masterclass of architecture held by Martin Rein-Cano: designer Landscape Festival 2023. Martin Rein-Cano founded in 1996 in Berlin Topotek1. 

Topotek 1 is a diverse, lively and multidisciplinary office composed of a highly qualified international team of architects, landscapers and administrative staff. The firm leverages this vast experience throughout all stages of the design and construction processes, resulting in exceptionally effective design solutions that produce transparent, efficient and long-term benefits for its customers.

Participants are invited to bring their own project (in print or digital format pdf, ppt, keynote - max 10 images) that will be subject to review and critique during the workshop.Disposition to dialogue and adequate knowledge of English is required.

Lectio Magistralis

The opening event of the Festival held by the designer of Green Square, held every year in the Sala dei Giuristi in Bergamo. The meeting is of particular relevance and technical level and is addressed to the managers of the Green Department of the Municipalities of the Lombardy Region. Participation in the Lectio Magistralis, which can be followed in presence but also online, is free, upon registration.

Valfredda Seminar

The 2023 edition, in line with the theme "Grow Together", will see a strong change compared to the past, where ample space has been given to projects in central and northern Europe. This year’s idea, also through the choice of speakers, is to give voice to the philosophy of landscape designers from southern Europe, in which there are different models of vegetation than those treated in other years, with the aim of creating a debate and a discussion on how these two modes and visions can come into contact and be integrated. The purpose of the meetings will therefore be to connect and make dialogue two conceptions that, despite 

seemingly distant, they express themselves with the same basic language that adapts to morphologically different types of vegetation and territories. 

Université d'été

The meeting of the Landscape Festival aimed at all those who deal with landscape from the legal point of view. Within the splendid walls of the Astino Monastery, professionals and institutions address the theme of landscape as a central legal subject-object in the definition and social evolution of identity, not only at the local level. The event offers training credits.

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