SustainArt: Building a Sustainable Future through Architecture and Arts in Peccioli

February 21, 2024
April 30, 2024
Education Hall, NYIT, West Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11545
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The collaboration between the School of Architecture and Design at the New York Institute of Technology and the town of Peccioli in Pisa, Italy, represents a distinctive opportunity for research, professional collaboration, and educational endeavors. This partnership not only advances academic research but also contributes significantly to the broader discourse on sustainable urban development, circular economies, and the transformative role of arts and architecture in creating inclusive communities. The impact of this initiative extends beyond academia, fostering innovation, and meaningful social change in alignment with the UN 2030 Agenda.

Peccioli Model Town

The primary aim of this initiative is to underscore the research significance and the impact of the partnership, with a particular focus on Peccioli as an exceptional urban living laboratory model. Peccioli is considered a paradigmatic case study in environmental sustainability practices, successfully applying circular economy principles and a pioneering social community project. Its remarkable journey in minimizing inequality and democratizing access to arts and architecture has earned it international recognition and acclaim.

Environmental Sustainability

This exhibition documents the innovative sustainable strategies implemented by Peccioli in exceptionally effective waste management. Peccioli's model for advanced waste landfill systems and treatment plants was presented at the Architecture Venice Biennale in 2021 and 2023 in exhibitions curated by SOAD.

Social Energies

The exhibition also highlights how Peccioli's social model showcases the potential of architecture, arts, and technology to eliminate inequality and promote social inclusivity. It demonstrates the social benefits of accessible arts and architecture and their impact on educational practices at New York Tech.

Curators: Maria Perbellini, Alessandro Melis, Marcella del Signore, Christian Pongratz, Nico Panizzi

Organization: Susan Sternberg

Design: Mike Saad

Video Production: Kevin Park


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