• URBAN SOLITUDE

    Rome, indistinct suburbia.

    While the offer grows, the demand decreases. The economic crisis led to decay but it sometimes acted as an incentive for massive speculation.

    This is the case for the real estate area. Huge inhabited residential areas rose around the city, often built by the same constructors, with identical architectures.

    This work investigate this process, exploring through the silence of a night vision, the enlargement of the city and the impact on the sociological dimension of living.

    Only a small window, with its lights on, stands out in the concrete monstrosity of none.

  • LAST SUPPER

    The Philippines is nowadays one of the most Catholic countries in the world. Heritage of the Spanish cultural domination, Catholicism is deeply rooted in Filipino society. This is easily demonstrated by the strong support during any religious celebration such as Easter or the Black Nazarene procession. During the visite of the Pope Francis, in 2015, 7 millions Filipinos gathered in Luneta Park (Manila) to take part of the celebration.

    However, this project does not want to probe the spirituality of the Filipinos through its external manifestations. It would rather want to investigate it though the private space, creeping inside buildings, allowing an intimate look while sampling the many different social status in order to grasp the profound relationship between families, homes and religiosity.

    The discovery is quite bizarre. Every family, in any shape, size and reproduction, owns a representation of the 'The Last Supper’. It is normally placed over the dining table which stingily emphasizes the sacredness of sharing a meal. In a country with enormous economic weakness, the simple act of sitting at the table to share the meal represents a moment of core significance, a real encounter between religious and secular spiritualities.

    What results is a study that highlights various aspects of Filipino society, as the sense of taste and decoration, the differences between the various social classes and especially the great religiosity of this people.

  • TIBERINA MON AMOUR

    Rome is not a city for cyclists.

    The comparison with the best known European capitals is merciless. Only a few kilometers of cycle paths allow the few Roman cyclists to travel safely.

    However, there is a cycle path that cuts the city in two, like a bisector. Starting from the GRA, it runs along the banks of the Tiber river, passing through the historic center and reaching the other side of the capital.

    A journey that few citizens know entirely, the Tiber Cycling Lane allows an overview of the Eternal City. From periphery to periphery, passing through the extreme center.

    Abandonment and neglect merge with the omnipresent glorious past, creating a particular painting, populated by its peculiar flora and fauna.

    The initial feeling of irritation soon turns into a warm sensation.

    Indeed, this is a love story.

  • NEVER ENVER

    During the fifty years of communist dictatorship in Albania  the Adriatic coasts were dotted with agave plantations in order to prevent a hypothetical attack by paratroopers while along all the territory started the constructions of bunkers made off concrete and steel. It is estimated there have been built about 750,000. Twenty years after the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the communist dictatorship , Albania is still characterized by the massive presence of his bunkers. Nevertheless, the bunkers have suffered a different fate : most of these have been destroyed with the dual purpose of removing the dramatic and embarrassing past together with the extraction of the precious metal used to build them. Some were decorated to defuse the coexistence , others became landfill while others are simply forgotten . However a part of these bunkers have been reconverted by the population for different purposes. They became bars, restaurants, shops, stables, a tattoo studio and even a church in honor of the fallen during the dictatorship. These bunkers alternate with those who persist in everyday life of the population, creating a shadow of the past that is inexorably slowly dissolving.

    This work has been realized together with Karl Mancini.