On the occasion of the 1st edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial, Milan-based architect and photographer Antonio Ottomanelli has continued his on-going Mapping Identity research, in which he seeks to chart a collective biography of intimacy in particular contexts, such as Baghdad and São Paulo.
In Istanbul, Ottomanelli conducted a workshop with students from Marmara University, seeking to map a series of collective stories and framing them within the territory of the city. He surveyed and recorded a series of daily life episodes described by the workshop participants, who drew their stories on a map of the city and brought photographs to support their tales. The recorded stories combine outputs of mental mapping of the city, alongside the recollection of events of the everyday life focused on the perception of the space.
One of the final outputs of the project was Panoramio Analogic, a large multimedia installation projected in the rooftop of the Galata Greek School, in which all the stories were superimposed on top of a map of Istanbul, creating a multilayered city, enriched by the lives of those who inhabit it.
Antonio Ottomanelli: Panoramio Analogic
Project by: Antonio Ottomanelli with Paola Villani
With: Claudia Mainardi, Giacomo Ardesio
In collaboration with: IKSV Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, IRA-C interaction research and architecture in crisis context, Marmara University, Interior Design Faculty