IRÆ Special Project’s launch – This is [not] the end

06.07.2023, 17:30

Thursday, July 6th, at 5.30PM, at BUILDING
The dialogue will be given in Italian.


Reservation is required, seats are limited.
RSVP: or +39 02 89094995


BUILDING is pleased to invite you to the presentation of the new issue of IRÆ – This is [not] the end, the annual publishing project launched by Yourban2030 in 2022, accompanied by the special authrorial project signed by Michele Guido, with a numbered series of silkscreens composed of three works related to life, and the place that gives rise to life. The artist will talk with Angelo Cricchi, editor- in-chief of the presented volume, and Veronica De Angelis, an entrepreneur who is attentive toward the link between art and sustainability.


IRÆ presents an immersion in the field of botany, about the role of plants, their age-old uses and symbology, with more than thirty-one Italian and foreign artists. Each of them witnesses, through photos and studies the resilience of nature, the potential of transformation, and possible rebirth. In particular, Michele Guido focuses on the concept of birth, he stated, “The special project I signed for the occasion is not about man, but about insects that somehow allow the man to live, because they give plants the possibility to reproduce more easily.”



Michele Guido (Aradeo, 1976) lives and works in Milan, where he moved in 1997 to study at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. In 1999, he was selected for a residency/studio at the T.A.M. Center directed by Eliseo Mattiacci; and in 2003, the year after graduating from the Academy, he attended the Master in Landscape Design. From 2001 to 2007, he had a studio at the Casa degli Artisti in Milan, where he organized with Jole de Sanna and Hidetoshi Nagasawa the conference “Open Discussion: the Concept of MA”- a concept that in the Eastern World indicates a passage, an interval of space-time. These elements converge decisively on the genesis of his work, which manifests itself in practices such as the sectioning of plant elements, and the layering of patterning to derive the modular element that belongs to the genetic system of plants. His multidisciplinary investigations develop into more complex projects, the “garden projects,” based on the formal analogies between the plant world and scientific research, between the geographical origin of plants and their relationship with the culture of those places, between biodiversity, anti-specism, and the cycles related to the seed-plant-fruit-seed. He pursued these projects in collaboration with seed banks.