The International Biennial Paper Festival, Cartasia, returns to Lucca from August 3rd to September 30th. This event is about paper in all its shapes, as a means to express art, for games and other fun activities and as a versatile element of design. The theme of this 9th edition will be “Chaos and Silence”.
There will be outdoor exhibitions with monumental paper sculptures in the squares and on Lucca’s lovely Renaissance walls; indoor exhibitions from all over the world within the halls of Palazzo Ducale; design exhibitions showing both interior furniture and innovative prototypes; conferences on various topics; creative labs for children; and events around town such as performances and concerts.
The Festival is held in Lucca since 2004 because it is one of the biggest paper production centres of Europe. Here the Biennial unites its elements of sustainability and environmentalism, promoting and encouraging collaborations with paper companies that share the same philosophy.