suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
mirco BIANCHINI: The project of an environmental enhancer for the Nogara mare highway in Veneto (Italy) provides the unique chance to bring together ecological thinking, host interaction and active materials. Its location (an open country planar area among cultivated fields) enucleates as critical variables the impact of pollutants and the phenomenon of dazzling. With respect to such criticalities, the project uses digital generative and parametric strategies to generate a performative structure in which densification and rarefaction of elements is a local morphological response to dazzle.
The structure itself acts as a scaffold for a photo catalytic PET based material that, mimicking the behavior of coccoluti (marine microorganisms) is able to reduce CO2 (and potentially other pollutants) to salts and nitrates that are then naturally deployed to the neighboring cultivated fields as fertilizers. The material has been tested for photo catalytic integration and is currently under development.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
mB: David Cronenberg’s movies, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Rachel Armstrong
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
mB: reading / Manuel DeLanda, Building with Bone and Muscle, The importance of imperfections, Extensice and intensive / Richard Dawkins, The selfish gene.
listening / Shed, Colin Stetson, Luup, Ovale, Matias Aguayo, Hauschka
watching / The fly, eXistenZ, Naked lunch, The human centipede, Braindead, Tetsuo the iron man
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
mB: Huey Lewis and the News
Classicism is Not a Style by Demetri Porphyrios
My thesis supervisors:
Alessio Erioli, and co-supervisors Mirko Daneluzzo