The path of Aesop in Casvegno Park: a project by the Soroptimist International Club of Mendrisiotto with the patronage of OSC.
The constellation of fairy tales in Casvegno Park creates a playful and reflective path on essential values such as respect, friendship, non-violence and solidarity. The symbolic shape of the lecterns, in a close dialectical relationship with the context, allegorically represents and emphasizes the themes narrated in Aesop's timeless fables. Reading fairy tales with different angles, reflections and perspectives aims at giving importance to the reader's gaze.
Directly in the city's heart of Mendrisio, Casvegno Park is part of the complex of the Cantonal Socio-psychiatric Organization. Avenues and paths branch out like tentacles between trees with generous fronds and large clearings. Here a pond, there a fountain, further on a sculpture to gather an intimate gaze. It is frequented by strolling people, running athletes, crowds of passing students, noisy children in the playground, significantly called the "friendship park", located near the bar. The constellation of fairy tales develops freely in the shade of majestic trees.
“To accomplish great things,
we must not only act,
but also dream; not only plan but also believe.”
The realization of the project was possible thanks to the participation of the OSC collaborators, who immediately perceived the project's critical meaning and the fairytale path's inclusive capabilities. This has allowed the location of the lecterns in the heart of the city of Mendrisio, in the magnificent Casvegno Park, which is always open to all.
Thanks to those who generously offered skills and availability to those who believed in the value of the project to all the people who enthusiastically participated in creating this path.
Idea and choice of fairy tales
Architectural and graphic design
Licia Joppini, Architetto OTIA dipl.AAM
Editing of fairy tale texts (italian version)
Lea Conconi, Laureata in Lettere
In development: comments
The Park is open every day
Parco di Casvegno
Via Agostino Maspoli 6
6850 Mendrisio - CH