Sunday, March 1, 2009


For me Potemkin is the starting point of revolution. I am continuing mentally attached with Potemkin and seeing where the revolution is taking me. Potemkin stands in the crossroads where the modern man has to define his relationship with the nature. We have all the tools needed for a sustainable solution of human existence in the technological world. Now we also have all the tools to destroy the world. Architects, artists, urban planner, environmental planners and humanists must find their position and responsibility in this turning point. Potemkin stands as the Acropolis to be the post industrial temple to think of the connection between the modern man and nature. I see Potemkin as a cultivated junk yard situated between the ancient rice fields and the river with a straight axis to the Shinto temple.

Park for post-industrial meditation.
Kuramata village by the Kamagawa River, Echigo-Tsumari, Japan.

Marco Casagrande
2003  Potemkin. Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial 2003 - catalogue. T0kyo: ArtFront. 96-97. 

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