The first International Paper Festival in the world

Cartasia, the International Paper Biennial, takes place in Lucca, a Tuscan medieval town rich in history and culture, and the biggest paper production center in Europe. The mix between production, history, tradition and art gives to the town the title of "Paper's world capital".

What does it consist of?

Paper monumental installations made by the artists invited in Lucca.

Paper Indoor Exhibition. Singular paper artworks from all over the world will be ehibit during the Biennial.

Paper design exhibition. It's not only about usual paper design, here you can find paper technical innovation or prototypes not still on market. An inspiration for the future.


TALKS based on the theme of the edition. It will be treated in several matters: economic, social, environmental, artistic and so on.

Creative LAB. Twice a week, a group of children will go on a guided visit of indoor or outdoor sculpures, then they will make their own paper arworks. Children are helped to discover art using the Munari method.

Performances where paper is used in a new and suggestive way.


Cartasia & territory

The monumental installation inserted into the center of the city comes to life: works have their own space that the user sees, hears and crosses. Its location is not designed to invade or overwhelm the urban environment nor the city's green areas, but rather to harmonize art, historic architecture and nature.


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