08.02.2024 16:00

Sanremo, city of music and light: Polimi is also at the Festival

In Sanremo installations created by students from the School of Design

The School of Design of Politecnico di Milano will be in Sanremo during the 2024 Festival: during the week of the event at the Ariston Theatre, light installations created by students of Politecnico di Milano's Laurea Magistrale programme in Design will be placed in the city's historic centre.

The project concept is by Professor Gianni Ravelli, lecturer of the course 'Illuminare la città' (Lighting the city) at the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano, who signed 2 of the installations.  The other four installations were created by three students from the course - Emanuela Adduci, Mattia Brambilla, Alessandro Brasca - and are dedicated to as many famous songs from the Sanremo Festival.

On the Lungomare Imperatrice and in Piazza San Siro are the four installations by students Adduci, Brambilla and Brasca:

NEL BLU, DIPINTO DI BLU (a song by Domenico Modugno, 1958) leads us in a journey in which blue-lit smoke is intended to simulate the lightness of clouds;

IL VIAGGIO (a song by Mango, 1986) hints at the colours of the aurora borealis via laser beams;

UNA VITA IN VACANZA (a song by Lo Stato Sociale, 2018) entrusts the desire for a different life to a mix of lights and projected images;

ZITTI E BUONI (a song by Måneskin, 2021), presents a large area in which parallelepipeds embedded in the ground and intermittently lit are meant to suggest the image of a decisive break from the norm.

On the Molo Vecchio and in Piazza Nota are Professor Gianni Ravelli’s works: 

  • dynamic lighting 'paints' the long perimeter wall of the pier in colours; 
  • DUE VITE (2023), a song by Marco Mengoni, is a tribute to the winning song of the last festival: a projection of flowers on the façade of the Civic Museum represents the fragile beauty of our lives, as expressed by the lyrics.

The installations were selected from a large group of student proposals. We chose those most consistent with the spirit of the event and most feasible. I am particularly pleased with the opportunity given to these young designers. Our thanks go to the City of Sanremo and Costa Crociere, who supported the project,

says Gianni Ravelli, project creator.