"Frutta Urbana" | Mapping, Collecting and Distributing Fruit from the City

In cities, and especially in Mediterranean climates, fruit grows abundantly. Urban fruit trees form a large collective orchard that is not harvested: tons of fruit falls on the ground and rots, creating management and cleaning problems. This represents an untapped resource and a unacceptable waste.

The fruit that grows in the city is not chemically treated with fertilizers or pesticides. In addition, since it is directly harvested from the trees when fully ripe, it is tastier and contains a larger quantity of vitamins and nutritional substances than fruit harvested unripe that travels great distances.

This experience began in Rome and it is the first project of its kind in Italy, thanks to the non profit association "Linaria". Frutta Urbana is a complex and dynamic project, which includes activities such as the free distribution of the harvested fruit to food banks or soup kitchens, the creation of new orchards to contribute to new proposals and ideas concerning urban public space, as well as activities, events, courses and workshops.

"Frutta Urbana" is in constant evolution and it offers to the community not only an innovative, ecological and free service, but also the opportunity to acquire knowledge and care for our common botanical heritage.

More info at: http://www.fruttaurbana.org/en/

TerraViva Competitions

Recently created as a new branch of "TerraViva", this specific section proposes a series of design competitions in line with the topics addressed by our workshops and mainly directed to architecture students, new graduates and young designers.

TACTICAL URBANISM NOW! The Reappropriation of Public Space will be the first competition of 2020. Starting from June 15th, registrations will be open until November 29th.



May 16th   "Milano Arch Week"

11:00 am - 7:00 pm Digital Marathon with a series of online Open Lectures by:  Petra Blaisse (Biblioteca degli Alberi); Peter Eisenman (Residenze Carlo Erba); Bjarke Ingels (CityLife); Rem Koolhaas (Fondazione Prada); Daniel Libeskind (CityLife); Patrik Schumacher – Zaha Hadid Architects (City Life); Kazuyo Sejima – SANAA (Campus Bocconi).


May 25th  "Milano Digital Week"

Online Edition | 25/05 - 30/05


June 5th  "Il Futuro degli Spazi Pubblici", 6:00 pm | Open Lecture




July 1st  "Tactical Urbanism Now! - The Reappropriation of Public Space" | TerraViva Competition #1

"Early" Registration Open from 15/06/2020 to  15/09/2020


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Recent Updates:

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, TerraViva Workshop has postponed all the programmed activities until January 1st 2021

Didactic ProgramDirector:

Richard Ingersoll

Scientific Coordination and Organization:

Eugenia Bolla

Stefano Lardera

Teaching Assistants:

Toufic Rifai

Matteo Pettinaroli

Omar Rota