These were only three of the many examples of fun street art that I noticed popping up around Milan during Design Week:
- The first is a paper cut-out hand grasping onto a pole in the metro car.
- The second is the only one I can attribute to anyone in particular. It is a mini installation by an Australian, self-proclaimed ‘Guerrilla Gardener’ who calls himself ‘The Pothole Gardener’. He was commissioned by Lancia to install these “little moments of happiness” in potholes all over the city for Design Week. I’ll embed an interesting video with him from YouTube below. Here’s Lancia’s Flickr stream as well. This particular pothole garden was on Via Tortona.
- The third was this fantastic performance artist who had situated himself at the base of the stair overpass that goes from Porta Geova over to Via Tortona and the design district there. He was selling freshly packaged cigarette butts for a very decent price.