Landscape Festival 2020


Would you like to help Landscape Festival?
To be a spokesman for the landscape?
To promote fundraising for Green to the People?


Arketipos, the association that created and promotes Landscape Festival – I Maestri del Paesaggio, is looking for enthusiasts, the curious, experts, youngsters and adults in love with their city and nature, to give enthusiasm and a little time to animate Green Square for its 20 days of action, thus contributing to a project symbolic of re-opening and solidarity and to the fundraiser that will make it possible to create Green to the People, the garden of meetings.

Now in its tenth year, Landscape Festival is presented in 2020 with an extraordinary edition and, thanks to the generous participation of Architect Michele De Lucchi for Green Square, a green reinterpretation of Piazza Vecchia, is enriched with a large fundraiser aimed towards achieving the first garden of meetings at the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, an Arketipos format entitled ‘Green to the People’.


From 5th to 20th September, from 9.00 am to 10.00 pm, we will be needing you as:

  • volunteers for the maintenance and care of the green
  • volunteers for the reception area and for distribution of information
  • volunteers to promote the fundraiser


We require a minimum availability of 2 hours plus a domicile in the Province of Bergamo.
Please send in your application by email before July 26th to:, together with a small introduction and initial availability.


5th - 20th September 2020


Landscape Festival has worked during these months and takes its place among the many confirmed and renewed appointments. It is now ready to present all of this year’s novelties, including a special act of solidarity. The Green Square (the annual green reinterpretation of Piazza Vecchia in Bergamo) will, this year, be the protagonist of a collective fundraising project.

The 2020 Edition of the Festival has taken off with a special and renewed energy to react, to start again beginning from the values ​​that have always been shared: the landscape as a union of nature and culture, plants as bearers of hope and the opportunity to meet, community strength, and Bergamo – City of  Landscape.

With this as a basis, the Tenth Edition is dedicated to everyone and to the future. It is all set to be an extraordinary edition, not only of the Landscape Festival but also of the Green Square, thanks to the participation of the famous architect and designer Michele De Lucchi. The installation, set up as usual in Piazza Vecchia, will have at its centre a large table, made of many tables of precious and selected woods piled upon each other and realized by the group “Il Legno dalla Natura alle cose”. These tables will be ‘laid’ with native plants. The installation, at the end of the Event, will be available to the public for a donation. There will be many noted people involved, and, hopefully, many small and large acts of solidarity in favour of the fundraising dedicated to citizens and the territory will animate the Green Square.


Landscape Festival – I Maestri del Paesaggio 2020: 15 days to discover, learn and immerse oneself in the landscape, in many possible landscapes. The Event, conceived by Arketipos and promoted by the Bergamo Town Council and the Regione Lombardia, thanks to the Chamber of Commerce and the support of the companies ‘Il legno dalla natura alle cose’, ‘Uniacque’, ‘Mapei’ and the Lombardy Foundation for the Environment, is open to experts, workers in the sector, amateurs and enthusiasts and aims to be an edition to remember for many reasons:

  • Green Square our annual green reinterpretation of Piazza Vecchia in Bergamo;
  • Green to the People a concept that puts into effect with the creation of a garden, a meeting-space for people and a space for people to meet nature. This idea, which comes from Arketipos, will be realized in the external area of the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo, using the results of the fundraising project;
  • Landscape Webinar landscape lessons from the protagonists of the previous nine editions;
  • Landscape Call green events for the city resulting from an open call made during the last few months;
  • Green Book a book to celebrate the birth, history and development of the Landscape Festival through the 10 projects of the Green Square in the past 10 years.


With its slogan Nature + Culture = Landscape, the Event, for ten years, has been spokesman of values such as culture of community, of place and of resources that need to be promoted in order to recognise landscape as one of the key elements for social, economic and urban development.




Landscape Festival X edition
4> 20 September 2020

2020 for Landscape Festival is the year of an important milestone: the X edition, which we would like to celebrate and make even bigger thanks to all of you.

Landscape Festival, as many of you know, was conceived by a group of professionals, grown with the support of the Municipality of Bergamo, companies and individuals and has become a reference point at national and international level, transforming Bergamo into "City of Landscape".
To make this tenth year special, Arketipos - the cultural association that created the event - with the support of the Municipality of Bergamo and the Bergamo Chamber of Commerce, invites everyone to participate, because only with your help, the landscape, the culture of greenery and the protection can become truly widespread values.

We are looking for: institutions, museums, libraries, galleries, associations, foundations, private groups, shops, artists, schools that can become an active part of Landscape Festival by presenting their own "green" proposal, transforming Bergamo even more into a virtuous example to visit, admire, follow and study in Italy and worldwide.

We invite you to think and propose: installations, exhibitions, meetings, musical events, aperitifs, talks, green windows, temporary gardens, all initiatives that focus on the landscape in many and possible variations, appointments open to the public or by invitation, free or not, depending on the possibilities of each.

We are waiting for your projects, proposals, ideas, to be implemented during the period of the Festival, from 4 to 20 September 2020, by April 30 2020, by filling in a form available online

Arketipos, with the collaboration of the municipal administration and the Chamber of Commerce, will take care of evaluating and, once identified, coordinating the selected proposals, creating a real green wave. All the selected projects will become part of a dedicated calendar and a capillary communication and diffusion campaign in the city and in the area, will have a dedicated section on the site and visibility on social channels @imaestridelpaesaggio

Participation in the call is free and, if the project is selected, it does not include economic contributions.

Sure we can count on everyone's participation and enthusiasm, we look forward to your ideas and projects, in order to make Landscape Festival even bigger and more widespread in the city and in the area.

Maurizio Vegini - President of Arketipos


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To propose an event or an installation download the format, fill it in all its parts, send it to




We are glad to celebrate with you the end of the successful 9th edition of Landscape Festival. Here you can find some information:

  • 18 days and events
  • 89 projects
  • 320 thousand visitors
  • 198 appointments
  • 9 international relations
  • 500 participants in the International Meeting of the Landscape and Garden
  • 2.472 participants in educational initiatives - conferences, seminars, workshops -  from 20 countries and continents
  • 9 installations Green Design
  • installations Landscape Corner
  • 12.000 plant of 36 different species to Green Square 2019, project by Luciano Giubbilei
  • 140 interns of 7 schools
  • 12 professional volunteers
  • 11 students fot the 6th edition of Landscape School
  • 150 partners involved
  • 153.952 pages visited on by 23.000 users
  • 1 environmental project that allowed us to compensate 140,82 tons of CO2, by planting 50 trees


IX edition

Arketipos and the Bergamo Town Council present the Ninth Edition of Landscape Festival – I Maestri del Paesaggio from 5th to 22nd September 2019. This is a widespread event that, through an open-air calendar dedicated to landscape architecture and outdoor design, promotes nature and beauty, thus confirming Bergamo as the "City of Landscape".

Eighteen days to discover, to learn, to immerse oneself in the landscape, in many possible landscapes, thanks also to educational activities for children and adults. Open to experts and enthusiasts of all ages (children, adults, families), the Event presents appointments, for the most part free of cost, that include conferences, workshops, exhibitions, shows, competitions and tasting sessions.

At the centre of the Event are the Green Square, an extraordinary reinterpretation of Piazza Vecchia; Green Design, a project dedicated to the enhancement of public spaces; and the International Meeting of the Landscape and Gardens, in which the most important landscapers of the world participate. The theme for 2019 is Pioneer Landscape, which seeks to investigate the relationship between architecture and the natural environment, evoking the beauty of spontaneous vegetation that sometimes reappropriates man-made spaces.

The protagonist of this year’s Green Square is Luciano Giubbilei, the Anglo-Italian landscape architect and three-time winner of the Best in Show award at the Chelsea Flower Show, known throughout the world for the discreet elegance and serenity of his gardens.


Landscape Festival is looking for you

Bergamo from 5th to 22nd september 2019
18 days to discover, learn, and to immerse yourself in the landscape in a variety of nuances, through educational activities for students and adults.

call for the volunteers

Infopoint and Webpoint, conferences, hospitality, transfers, exhibitions;

for all volunteers a training course is planned, duration and method will be agreed;

from 27th August (start-up) to 22nd September 2019 (conclusion of dismantling)
request availability for the entire duration of the event or to be agreed with Arketipos in relation to availability (minimum period: one week);

anyone interested, starting at age 16.

Landscape Festival - I Maestri del Paesaggio is an event organised by the Arketipos Association and the Municipality of Bergamo.

Arketipos is a non-profit association which aims to promote, inform and enhance the culture of natural landscapes and those modified by human intervention to encourage sustainable development and the individual evaluation of each region through the disciplines of landscape architecture, environmental protection, creativity, art and the education of both professionals and ordinary citizens.

Work with Luciano Giubbilei

The invitation to work with Luciano Giubbilei in Bergamo from 26th August to 6th September 2019 towards completing "Green Square 2019" has come to a close.

The invitation was open to landscape architects, young architects or students in the sector, and offered the opportunity to work with Luciano Giubbilei during the Landscape Festrival – I Maestri del Paesaggio.

The selected candidates will participate in the creation of "Green Square 2019", the project that transforms Bergamo’s Piazza Vecchia into a beautiful garden.

From 26th August to 6th September 2019

Landscape architects, young architects, students in the sector

.what Arketipos offers
The selected candidates will be offered accommodation, breakfast and meal vouchers for the days of the work; a pass for public transport for all the areas related to the Event for its entire duration; and a free ticket to attend the International Meeting.