Style ROA and DEEP’s eco-engineering

ROA and DEEP’s eco-engineering

Andrea Tuzio

Milan Design Week is an opportunity for many fashion brands and others to present projects that are outside their specific core business and instead have relevance in different areas.

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This is the case for ROA – an Italian shoe brand founded in 2015 by the hybrid attitude, working on the union of everyday life and landscape – and DEEP – a radical ecological impact organization working on the confluence of culture and ecology, and working on environmental impact projects focused on biodiversity – who invite us to a visual exploration dedicated to two eco-engineering interventions: Noyaki-the seasonal burning of dry grass in early spring, traditionally practiced by the Japanese to continue using hills and fields as pasture before plants begin to sprout, and which aids the fertilizing effect of newly sprouted grass by reducing the accumulation of organic matter-on the hills surrounding Mount Aso in Kyushu, Japan, and the rewilding process on the central Italian Apennines.

Approaching direct environmental impact and ancient farming habits as forms of design, DEEP promotes a discussion with Valerio Reale, Enterprise Officer of Rewilding Apennines, which strives to maintain the biodiversity of the central Apennines.

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Themes of rewilding as an ecosystem engineering practice through trophic cascades, landscape interventions, natural resource management, and the breeding program and reintroduction of the endangered crayfish in Italy’s central Apennines will be explored.

The Slam Jam Studio Visit event scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, at Via Rezia 4, will be divided into three moments:
Studio Visit 11:00-19:00
Drinks 18:00-21:00
Talk 19:00

Written by Andrea Tuzio
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