The craftsmanship of San Patrignano with Cosimo Bonciani at Artigianato e Palazzo

This weekend in Florence an installation signed by the architect and created by the young people on their way to the community

CORIANO (RN) – The commitment of the boys of the San Patrignano communityled by the young architect Cosimo Boncianilands this weekend at “Handicraft and Palace” in Florence. The important exhibition, scheduled from 16 to 18 September at the Corsini Garden, brings to the attention the value of craftsmanship as an opportunity for social redemption and does so by welcoming, also in this XXVIII edition, some artisan cooperatives with a social value which, through training courses help people in difficulty to reintegrate into the community. “Manual work has a social function because it connects people to society, integrates individuals with different backgrounds and, in this sense, can contribute to the rebirth of those who have been marginalized “, explain the organizers Sabina Corsini and Neri Torrigiani. “The shops – places that have always been based on sociability and a reference point for a territory where one can rediscover one’s identity – are therefore well suited to creating employment opportunities for isolated and difficult people, thanks to the different nature of the many activities. “

This includes the installation “L’ABBRACCIO” by Cosimo Bonciani – with his Studio Cosimo Bonciani & Partners – created by San Patrignano Design Lab Cabinet Workshop, with the support of SCM Group and RENNER Italia, at the Loggia del Buontalenti in Palazzo Corsini and visible during the days of the Exhibition. A wooden intertwining that wraps the portico in an ideal embrace in which stories and experiences converge united by the love for craftsmanship and where the pietra serena columns represent the older members of the group, ready to support their new companions. adventure. “We have taken up the challenge of ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO”- explains Cosimo Bonciani – “and produced an installation idea for the Loggia del Buontalenti that starts from the interlocking of single axes that match each other, like pieces of a mosaic, each with a different dimension and “personality”, but united by a single color , the blue of the sky, to indicate the supernatural strength that men can have, united in difference but with a common purpose, just as happens in a community. “.

By fitting together the boards become self-supporting, as are the people of San Patrignano who become aware of their strength through the ritual work done together with others, becoming self-sufficient. “Thus even the most complex personalities – represented by the axes that protrude from the boundaries of the Lodge itself – have their own role in the intertwining and become fundamental parts of the whole structure.“, he claims Sandro Pieri responsible for Design Lab San Patrignano. The boards that make up the work will then be transformed into design products to take on new life in a concept of reuse and recycling.

The SAN PATRIGNANO DESIGN LAB Laboratories – invited for years to exhibit at the Corsini Garden – today count about 200 young people in the process of recovery and the organizational model of the activities is inspired by strategic design for the social, focused on the enhancement of individual creativity.

The craftsmanship of San Patrignano with Cosimo Bonciani at Artigianato e Palazzo