PARQUEBAMBU /Perù: a playful space between participation and solidarity

by Francesco Poli LAN

Parque Bambu project aims to implement a playground with bamboo, natural and recycled materials for the primary school of Jerusalén de Miñaro, the small indigenous Nomatsiguenga community of the Peruvian Amazon.

The Semillas project – Associaciòn para el desarrollo sostenible and LAN – Natural Architectural Laboratory, is self-funded through a creative crowdfunding and attended by illustrators all over the world who have donated their own images to the project.

These are original creations, inspired by the personal inspiration of each artist in evoking the rich and kaleidoscopic peruvian cultural imaginary.
Thanks to the valuable collaboration of these artists the crowdfunding has become a participatory system, which is an expression of the practices and methods behind the project: inclusion, participation and co-design.

We have created a global network, held together from the thread of participation, because ParqueBambu is around the world!

Together for a project dedicated to childhood that speaks of participation and co-design.
During the lecture, will be presented the following topics:
– The Nomatsiguenga native children’s playground, entirely made in bamboo.
– The organization of an international workshop.
– The participatory process for involving the host community in the planning phases.
– The teaching of constructive techniques in Bamboo for its realization.
– Fundraising thanks to the Crowdfunding.


 Francesco Poli (LAN) bio

The LAN_Laboratory Architectures group deals with experimentation and research into natural, vegetable and recycled materials applied to architecture, design and art through the creation of works, architectural artifacts and design products.

LAN promotes Self-construction and self-recovery, the rediscovery of ancient craft and construction techniques through an inverse path that aims to stimulate interest in the past through the use of innovative technical and technological solutions.

It engages in the promotion of the culture of eco-sustainability, conscious consumption and social ethics, actively engaging the local people and not only, in all their work, through processes of cooperation and participation; creating a framework for mutual exchange of knowledge and skills.