Bergamo · Italy
7-24 September 2017

#Educational - BLG Institute

A calendar designed for discoveries, meetings and reflections, all in the presence of the most well-known landscape archistars, guests and speakers at the International Meeting of the Landscape and Garden and at other seminars and conferences, centring around the theme of Wild Landscape, to be held this year.

Unique moments of deepening awareness and formation in beautiful parts of the city.

All the #Educational initiatives - conferences, debates, workshops with superstars and landscape companies - are coordinated by Bergamo Landscape and Garden Institute.

8 September

Universitè d'Etè

Circular Economy and Landscape The Université d’Eté, now in its 14th Edition, was instituted under the patronage of the President of the Italian ...
9·10 September

Alpine Seminar

The Alpine Seminar is a cycle of conferences held at a high altitude in an alpine environment on the landscape themes of I Maestri del Paesaggio. ...
13 > 23 September

Summer School

The Summer School, of the Bergamo Landscape and Garden Istitute, will develop a bold vision for the Bergamo Parco Ovest in occasion of the 2017 ...
15 September

Arboriculture Seminar

Root-Tree: Shapes and Functions, Between Biology and Biomechanics, from Integrated Root-Tree Analysis to Modeling Trees shape the landscape; ...
19 September

Platek. Lighting Design Workshop

The programme introduces the methodology of the project of light with examples, achievements, basics of lighting and direct experiences aimed at ...
20-21 September

Valfredda Perennials Seminar

After the experience and success of past editions, this year’s Event too will include the seminar on flowers and herbaceous perennials. ...
21 September

Photography workshop

Workshop dedicated to garden photography, held by Rosanna Castrini (IT) and Gianluca Benini (IT). ...
21 September

Watercolour workshop

A workshop on drawing the greenery and the architecture of the landscape. ...

What is the BLG Institute?

The agreement signed between the Lombardy Region, the Bergamo Town Council, the University of Bergamo, the Lombardy Foundation for Environment and Arketipos, on July 25 2016, reslted in the birth of the Bergamo Landscape and Garden Institute. The Institute focuses on the issue of the landscape as a key concept to understand the dynamics across territories and for the building of a conscious and active citizenship – as an aid to institutions – in the management and use of the territory.

The theme of the landscape is particularly expressive and fertile in the territorial context of Bergamo for its distinctive environmental, urban structure and the dynamics that characterize the territory of Bergamo within Lombardy. Bergamo has landscaping resources to identify it as a laboratory of extraordinary interest in applied research and training on the subject.

The objectives of the BLG Institute work to activate landscaping and landscape interpretation paths with multiple and inter-disciplinary vision: geo-historical reading, plant landscape, traditional assets, urban dynamics (with project ideas that can also be experimented on the field), valorization of spaces and territorial environment issues in the urban context, urban regeneration processes that promote unpublished practices of the public and private space project, application of participatory and collective planning methodologies.

The aim of the Bergamo Landscape and Garden Institute is therefore to promote a landscape culture and to create an institution that is of international excellence, attended by teachers, students and visitors from all over the world. A point of reference for Landscape Architecture.