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Trecolori-madeamano is a wide container, an approach, a philosophy, a way of seeing by doing.

The project, started in February 2010, aimed to rediscover a kind, traditional and civic action like knitting.

More than 25 corners in the places of the city, like libraries, schools, squares and shop windows, invited the people passing by to knit industrial waste materials. Wool and cotton yarns, plastics, ribbons, tapes, fabrics, ropes became a tricolour collective work to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.


360 modules made by more than 2,000 people from 43 different countries composed the image of a tapestry made of stitches, textures, different know-how, including the holes made by newbies so as to testify everyone’s different skills.


In occasion of Fotografia Europea 2011 (Festival of European Photography) the project has been concretized in a big installation in the Chiostri di San Pietro in Reggio Emilia and then in the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre in a new environmental interpretation.

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