Silk Road Map - International Online -  project 6 of 12
Camarda+Grandi+Marcucci page 1 (page 2)
diego marcucci (italy), anna grandi (italy), rosa camarda (italy)
Around 550 AC, two monks sent secretly the mulberry seeds with silkworms’ eggs from China to Europe. From that moment onwards, the European silk industry started to develop and put an end to the Asiatic monopoly. This historical turning point brought to the slow decline of the route. The transfer of the silk production cycle was possible thanks to the peculiarity of the mulberry tree, which uses to grow on every sort of ground.
We propose to use the mulberry tree,implicit sign of the route decline,as a means to reintroduce the Silk road into every citizen’s or traveller’s imaginary.
The mulberry tree is a simple sign which is constant, long-lasting,coherent,recognizable,easy to fit.
It’s a functional mark to tie us back to history and it’s a strategic element to work on the development of the contemporary cities,through new projects or redevelopments.
Let’s image a green steady wake from Italy to China,which reconnects far realities exactly as the ancient caravans did.