Notte d’estate a Montevideo
Notte d’estate a Montevideo (A Summer Night in Montevideo) is a public art project meant to redesign an old and abandoned playground located in a public park of Como.
Through a series of workshops that took place in the park and in the neighborhood’s schools, the space was reinvented completely and later transformed into a place where citizens and associations can propose a wide range of events and projects.
The new pavement aims to host open-air theater, dance and yoga lessons, open-air school lessons, birthdays parties, sports activities, skating, and so on.
The surface of the pavement is a representation of the night sky visible in Montevideo on the 11th of November 1841. This work is a sort of window to another part of the planet and to an other time. The work refers to the life of Francesco Anzani, who the street at the park’s entrance is named after, a forgotten revolutionary born in the area of Como, that spent the last part of his life fighting in Uruguay.