Photo by Antonio Barrella

If I try to imagine Greta Gulienetti drawing her own life, I see her in front of a computer looking at a screen open with Autocad, handling a paint brush that would be dipped into a different geographical place each time.

In fact, Greta, at just 21 years of age, has already lived in Rome, in the United States during her forth  year of high school and in Valencia, in Spain, for a year of study during which she wrote her thesis. Right now she is in Vienna and intends to soon go and study in Denmark – an experience she really wants, as she is half Italian, half Danish.

«Part of my upbringing was with a grandmother who was a painter and a grandfather who was an architect. From an early age, she placed me in front of the canvas to paint together and I still talk about technique and sciences with him, about how to integrate the intuitions with the world that surrounds us».

This is how Greta developed an idea of creativity that doesn’t just stop at pure art, but is mixed with technology and, after also taking an interest in photography and design, she decided to graduate in Industrial Design at La Sapienza University in Rome.

Her thesis, written half in Spain, half in Italy, includes her idea of a world in a micro-architecture project that revise the role that the old telephone boxes in the context of a Smart City.

The Eco-Cabin is a meeting point that renews the idea of communication, where electronic devices can be recharged, giving people the possibility of connecting computers and working outdoors, chatting or finding information on special interactive panels – all based on a “green” approach, with energy self-sufficiency given by photovoltaic panels installed on the roof.

That is how Greta paints her life: like an open space where media and discoveries, travelling and photographs, learning all possible languages and creating are all integrated, improving urban furnishing for herself, for the place she was born in and who knows for how many other places too.

The story has been written by Elisa Casseri, writer,