a light unit able to be moved easily, that can be disassembled and reassembled in many shapes, able to mark the whole Silk Road, through its setting and reconfiguration in relation with local needs. the units generate a punctual dissemination of different elements divided per type: sight tower, caravanserai, linear edge, crossing bridge and per function: refreshment unit, bathroom, bedroom, info-point, exhibition space, shopping space. On the other side they are homogeneous per simbolic value as knots of an identification, appropriation and orienteering net from Rome and Venice to Xi an and Shangai and per cultural target to generate signs by structural alluminium blocks (made in Italy) covered and coated by red tissue (chinese silk). they unify the landscape, constituting themselves as boundary stones of Roman Centuriatio or as disseminated fragments of the Chinese Wall, sequence of unique photograms of extremely differentiated landscapes, containing univocal contemporary signs.
the silk-worm can be carried with the whole range of suitable contemporary means of transport (w=2,5 metres, l=5 metres, h=3 metres) like a parking space fit for living. the Italy-China partnership will take care of the production and can offer the unit to whole local comunities interested along the east-west silk road route. the local authorities define service and assistance programs to the silk road, related to the local needs and may use, in an original way, the units, by configuring them like coated skins. they take care to furnish the interiors, to define the different purposes of the spaces. so it generates a punctual knots’ spreading, that might be crossed and guessed by those, who follow the silk road. on google maps they might be seen as the little stones (red) of “Pollicino” fairy tale, through which each of us can orienteer and identify on the landscape along the silk road, giving sense not only to the route, but also to a planet connection between east and west