The recent events offer some interesting starting points to deeply investigate some issues concerning the South of Italy.
With the Number zero of Orlo we go first through the Basilicata region, then through the neighbouring territories: a journey from Bagnoli to Dràpia.
Novelties and changes are continuously following one another and in this context several scenarios must be carefully considered. Many of them aren’t even adequately represented. The contamination in progress is not only environmental; with the massive and desperate circulation of people, old and new problems of cohabitation re-emerge.
Other new “souths” come to light, competing for survival. This complex outline encourages the root and diffusion of the spontaneous “doing”. Self-construction is to be read as the natural answer to the lack of policies and adequate interventions. With the Number zero we want to give visibility to communities, networks and planners working in Campania, Apulia, Basilicata and Calabria.
Orlo issue Zero:
the journey begins in Naples.
Vulcanica Architettura show how to transform Bagnoli in the biggest land reclamation laboratory in Europe.
With LAB, Laboratory of Architecture and Landscape Photography, less known Apulian territories can be observed closer. Sharing and self—production have been well known practices for generations, as Luciano Montemurro tells us with his pictures taken in Basilicata between 1978 and 1982.
In Matera we visit Casa Netural, were we discover what does living and (co)projecting mean in Basilicata and in the rural areas. In Pisticci (Matera) the Housepainters of Beauty tell us their idea of urban regeneration from below. Then we move to the ghost village of Boreano, near Venosa (Potenza), in the school of Italian for immigrants taking place in an abandoned church. The photos taken by Alessandro Penso report the everyday life of young migrants and their hard work in the fields.
With the manual for the self-construction of a Shelter, illustrated by Michela Voglino, we learn the basis of survival. Last, we reach Dràpia (Vibo Valentia), where Michelangelo Pugliese shows us his requalification projects of the minor urban centres in Calabria.
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