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creative research project

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“Trees are not only living
biological entities but
also mechanical
load-bearing structures.”

Redwood Forest. Richard Preston.

"The oldest and gigant
trees in the world"

Empty lot. Cruz Villegas.

"Having a piece of land where
I plant nothing and I will allow
myself to witness what can
grow there"

Crooked forest

In a small corner of
western Poland a bizarre
collection of curved trees

© all photography by Kilian Schönberger.

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  TheTreeProject is a creative research project which investigates the existence of trees discussing their connotations and connections with human beings and life.

We start this project with the desire to expand our creativity and personal endeavor, by studying and researching information about trees and nature. In order to create interactivity and participation among people we create a blog to give to everyone the possibility to connect and communicate.

TheTreeProject is an Open door, everyone can get in, write, share and create.
During the research project we intend to use all the information and knowledge shared as a source of inspiration for our personal process of creativity, and see if there is any discoveries or interest we want to discover further and how.


It’s no secret that the history of humanity has maintained throughout the years, a close relationship with the trees, from

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Suzanne Simard, forest ecologist at the University of British Columbia, and her colleagues have made the major discovery that trees

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What if, in the productive and busy city of London, a sculptor creates an installation about emptiness and waiting? This

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Have you never thought about the existence of prehistorical father and mother trees ? Yes, they exist! They are in

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Axel Hütte. (b. 1951, Essen, Germany) “The most interesting thing is what ever is photographed, because that’s where we see

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“I had Salvador Dalí in mind when taking these pictures”, Kilian Schönberger . In a small corner of western Poland,

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our team


Everything started from a flying seed.Emma came to London to visit me (Monika).She made me a pendant:flyig seed. Then she recited Munari’s poem(“A tree is a slow explosion of a seed”). I had never seen a flying seed before.We spoke a lot about thing I can’t say.. It wasDecember 2013. We went to bed.Emma went back in Milan,I continued to sleep.


Spring 2014.One day I went for a walk in the park to take some pictures of trees. Whilst I was sitting in front of a huge swaying tree, I thought about Emma and our friendship. When I looked down I saw a little dot on the ground…a flying seed. Red and yellow, round and light. Beautiful. Have you never seen a flying seed?? That was the first time I had seen a real one!
That same day I went to a charity shop, to snoop around. What was the first thing I saw? A book entitled “Arbre”. A French book about trees!!
I went home and I called Emma and asked her to work together on an artistic project about trees.
She didn’t answer. She opened her sketch notebook. It was full of drawings about seeds and branches. I guess that meant ‘yes’.



Plants can be pollinated by the wind. The wind picks up pollen from one plant and blows it onto another.
I think when you are in love or passionate about something, you are like pollen, moved by the wind, you can infect everything.
I didn’t know Jose well. We used to work together in a sterile environment.  I saw his work as a photographer and I asked him to work together on the project. He got infected, he got pollinated!
One day we went to Epping Forest to take pictures of fallen trees. After our meeting I wrote:
“Why do we make art? Because of friendship.”

"I am in the forest. Everything is waving. I am a seed"

you speakyou plant


This is your land in which you can plant how many seeds you want to.
Share your story and tell us your thoughts about trees.
Remember: You are a seed!

Get Pollinated

All we want is PLAY!! Come closer and get pollinated! We are organizing events and workshops to meet , connect, and Play! Have a look to the upcoming events and subscribe!

How to make homemade recycled Paper.

Let’s be creative- Let’s DIY!! Create our own recycled paper out to left-over papers. Let's optimize our waste, get creative and personalize our own paper.

How a tree sounds?

Can a tree produce a sound? We will explore how different species of wood sounds with percussions.


Discover Our team

Monika Gravagno
Jose Martinez
Emma Pizzagalli
Giuseppe Baldanzini

Get Pollinated!

All we want is PLAY!! Come closer and get pollinated!
We are organizing events and workshops to meet , connect, and Play!
Have a look to the upcoming events and subscribe!
Drawing a tree…
How to make Homemade Recycling paper