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Cartier and Pardgroup: the new edition of Dis-Cycling project


Cartier and Pardgroup: the new edition of Dis-Cycling project

Istituto Marangoni Firenze announces the second edition of the Dis-Cycling project with Cartier and Pardgroup
06 September 2023

Istituto Marangoni Firenze is excited to announce the second edition of the Dis-Cycling project, an initiative on sustainability that blends art, fashion and innovation in a unique synergy.

The first edition of the project saw Istituto Marangoni Firenze students working with the artist Sarah Coleman in collaboration with Fendi and Pardgroup. This year, the students from the Multimedia Art, Arts Curating and Fashion Styling courses will have the opportunity to collaborate with Cartier and Pardgroup together with the famous photographer Maurizio Galimberti, known for his iconic mosaics made with Polaroids.

The students will be asked to create art installations using discarded materials from previous Cartier installations made available by Pardgroup. The central idea is to put upcycling at the centre of the creative process, thinking about how a discarded material can be deconstructed to find new life in a completely different context, turning into works of art and showing how recycling and reuse can inspire contemporary art and fashion.

Maurizio Galimberti will immortalise the works with a photoshoot that will take place in one of Florence’s most historic and fascinating settings and will be announced in the coming weeks.

The instant artist’s approach will be based on making the students understand that they do not necessarily have to invent something new but to rework something existing in a personal way: «I would like to pass on my extensive cultural background regarding photography and art history, and for the students to understand how important it is to break free from that background to try and create something that is their own; it is not about inventing, but reinterpreting stories that have come before them».

The result of this collaboration will be a collection of three fascinating photographic mosaics, each portraying the installations of the students who have best interpreted the idea of the project.

The mosaics will be displayed in the elegant windows of the Cartier store on via Tornabuoni during Pitti Uomo in January 2024.

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