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.

From Bagnoli to Dràpia

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.





Torino ⇒Friends Make Books, Via Artisti 35 bis A

Milano ⇒ Spazio B**k, Via Porro Lambertenghi 20

Ferrara ⇒ Pop Design Store, Via de' Romei 19A

Bologna ⇒ Modo Infoshop Via Mascarella 24B

Bari ⇒ Spine Temporary Bookstore, Via Dante 284

Siracusa ⇒ Libreria Letteraventidue, Corso Umberto I 106


Taipei ⇒ Artland Book, B1 122 Jen Ai Road Sec.3

  • Orlo issue 0
    • size 16x22 cm, pp. 76
    • printed in Risograph (200 copies)
  • Design
    • Lastiklab
  • Printing and binding
    • Friends Make Books
    • January 2016, Torino
  • Copyright
    • Casa Editrice Libria, Melfi / Italia
  • ISBN 978 88 6764 006 5
  • Editor-in-chief
    • Mariangela Savoia
  • Translations
    • Carmen Bruscella
  • Contributors
    • Vulcanica Architettura
    • LAB, Laboratorio di Fotografia
      di Architettura e Paesaggio
    • Andrea Paoletti and Mariella Stella
    • Luciano Montemurro
    • Imbianchini di Bellezza
    • Pierangelo Laterza
    • Alessandro Penso
    • Michela Voglino
    • Michelangelo Pugliese
    • Dania Rotatori
  • Special Thanks
    • Antonio Carbone
    • Paolo E. Bellisario
    • Linda Beltrame
    • Bernardo Bruno
    • Gervasio Ungolo
    • Osservatorio Migranti Basilicata
    • IDA Studio
    • Fly Data
    • Emanuele Graziani
    • Il Bottegaccio di Mario D’Addiego
    • Atelier del Legno di Massimo Casiello

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