June 17, 2020
IED Firenze students collaborate on the Museo Aero Solar
To tie in with the Tomás Saraceno. Aria exhibition, IED Firenze has begun to cooperate with Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Aerocene Foundation on the production of a new Aero Solar Museum, a large flying sculpture made exclusively of reused plastic bags. The project was developed in 2007 on the basis of an idea that came to Tomás Saraceno in the course of a conversation with Alberto Pesavento and it has now been implemented in 21 countries.
IED students have been involved in planning a communication campaign to publicise the project and to encourage visitors to the exhibition to bring their plastic bags to Palazzo Strozzi.
The current health crisis has checked the project’s continuation and prevented the collective sculpture from being produced, but at the same time it has provided a stimulus for rethinking our ways of sharing and participating during these months of enforced social distancing.
From 29 June the Palazzo Strozzi website will have a special section allowing visitors to collect the words, drawings and photographs of all those interested in contributing to the debate.
Once the collection is complete, all contributions will be brought together in a new Aero Solar Museum which will fly in digital mode.
The project is produced in conjunction with Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Publiacqua and the Aerocene Foundation.