Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Special Projects

Renova, 2013

Suitable for all ages

The Garden of Renova, 2014

Luigi Ferrara - Toronto, Canada

Interactive Installation

After premiering the World House Renova at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2013, Renova returns for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014 with another installation created by Luigi Ferrara, the Dean of the Centre for Arts and Design at George Brown College and his team. Taking inspiration from sacred spaces the installation will take the public through a journey that evokes a garden of earthly delights by synthesizing elements such as stone circles, arbours, elysian fields, sacred wells, thresholds and portals.

Using Renova coloured bathroom tissue as raw material, an environment will be created that will allow the public to move and interact within another earthly paradise wherein they are symbolically renewed through repose, reflection and re-imagination.

The Garden concept will be comprised using features created in toilet paper over substructures. These structures include a circular hedge and labyrinth around a fountain, with poppies, hedge structures, garden ornaments, 3D printed fountain/sculpture.

Luigi Ferrara's accomplishments include Exec. Board Member, Intl. Council of the Societies of Industrial Design and then as Pres. after which he assumed the role of ICSID Senator. Luigi was also Pres. & CEO of DXNet Inc., Founding Dir., Architectural Literacy Forum & Hon. Member, Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario.


Osgoode Rotunda

361 University Avenue (Between Osgoode Hall and the University Avenue courthouse.)

This project is outdoors.