transdiscioplinary art and education project



Started in the year 2000, Walden Zero is a transdisciplinary project of education through art. Its objective is to create an environmental system of automatic learning through the personal experience together with artworks and cultural pieces, from the last centuries to the electronic and cyber arts.
Walden Zero is based on the Luciana and Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta's collection. No piece of the collection was acquired -
Emanuel Pimenta is an architect, musician, photographer and artist, and the collection, created with gifts by other artists, represent the spirit of solidarity, friendship and exchange.
The only section of the collection not created by gifts is that of old clocks and watches, received from Emanuel Pimenta's father, who was a prominent inventor of time mechanisms and collector.
Walden Zero is also a project to expand the actions of the artists represented in the collection in a worldwide scale.
Luciana and Emanuel Pimenta live in Locarno, Switzerland. Their collection comprises non figurative contemporary art, from 1960s to now; virtual architecture, from 1980s to now; old clocks and watches, from 1630 to now; old maps, documents and engravings, from 1386 to now; rare books, from 1608 to now; rare music recordings; and rare experimental films.
Donations and gifts are accepted, in the spirit of the collection.
The works presently showed here represent only a small fraction of the collection.

the collection
     contemporary art
     virtual architecture
     old clocks and watches
     old maps, engravings and documents
     rare books
     rare music recordings

artists represented in the collection