Favini and Italian Limes

Favini and Italian Limes draw new lines

30 Jun

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Favini is the technical sponsor of Italian Limes, a research project exhibited at the Corderie dell’Arsenale. The exhibition is open from 7 June to 23 November 2014 as part of the International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia.

Italian Limes focuses on Italy’s northern frontier, that coincides with the ice sheet of the Similaun glacier and has recently experienced a dramatic shift due to global warming and shrinking Alpine glaciers.

The researchers have installed a network of solar-powered Gps sensors on the ice sheet of the Similaun glacier. The sensors have been connected to an automated drawing machine in the Arsenale which can be activated by visitors to the exhibition by pressing a special button. The machine will draw the current border on maps, printed on Favini Biancoflash, the original brand from Favini that is the Italian word for whiteness and quality.

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