20 February 2012
When he hands over a building Renzo Piano looks at people’s faces. Especially those of children, he says, because they express the truth. I put the great architect’s lesson into practice on the icy weekend of February 11 and 12 at Uovokids, the children’s version of the daring Uovo festival that returns on March 21, celebrating the spring and its tenth anniversary. And, even before finding out that all the workshops were “sold out,” I had been able to tell that it was a success (confirmed, later, by the 3500 tickets sold) from the rapt and animated expressions of the young participants; who, among other things, together with a number of not very conventional artists and designers, like Angelo Plessas and Peter Bottazzi & Denise Bonapace, have brought to life the National Museum of Science and Technology, an institution with an underutilized potential. A little, big miracle in Milan.