Yarnbombing And The Future – Yarnbombing The Entire City Of Genova , Italy

19 Nov

This is the  18th Century staircase of the Palazza Ducale , – yarnbombed by the Argentinian  artist Licia Santuz as the prelude  for the yarnbombing of the entire city of Genova Italy . Nov 15 2012

So this is the plan – in March 2013 the entire port city of Genova will be yarnbombed or as they say in Italy ” bombarded with yarn ” . The city has set up more than a hundred different locations for people to meet and knit -  including libraries , senior homes  , civil service buildings , youth organizations and even a prison .  A prison ! Oh I’d love to see the prisoners yarnbombing.

It’s expected that hundreds , probably thousands of people will participate . The stated goal is to overcome discord between many different generations and use yarnbombing as a method to weave them all together .  And the prisoners too .

This is very moving to me . I wake up every morning thinking I really should get a more reasonable  interest than yarnbombing to dwell on .  Like phone apps . Or industrial welding .  Then as I read about this  yarnbombing plan I feel everything that I hold as so important – how yarnbombing includes everyone as an art form , how it expands this pleasurable social activity of knitting into some thing grander and more heroic , how enveloping a city in the every day creativity of it’s inhabitants is so appealing and magnetically attractive .

Maybe I’m not so silly after all.

You have to keep wondering how much further can yarnbombing go  ?  Maybe a continent ……

yarnbombing by Licia Santuz

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5 Responses to “Yarnbombing And The Future – Yarnbombing The Entire City Of Genova , Italy”

  1. uncustomary November 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    These are absolutely wonderful.

  2. crochetime November 20, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    Reblogged this on crochetime and commented:
    Yarnbomb an entire city!

  3. Oakland Daily Photo November 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    How I’d like to be there to see this project come together. Are you going?

  4. crochetime March 26, 2013 at 4:02 am #

    I’ve uploaded three sets of photos taken at Intrecci Urbani. There are three more posts to come, over the next few days. It was an amazing event! Thank you sooooooo much for posting about it, otherwise I would never have known about it.

    • streetcolor March 26, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

      Dear Crochet time I have been following you and your enviable decision to go to Genova ! I am so impressed ! I am just leaving on a vacation in 10 minutes with no internet but I would love to interview you when I get back . Thanks for communicating about this streetcolor

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