Still able to determine a building’s character and status, the custodian’s vestibule is a precious trace of a society drifting toward disappearance. Here we propose a reflection on this type of space, a fundamental place of mediation between the public and private spheres.
Reconstructing the Teatro Continuo today is not just making up for the harm done or paying homage on the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth. It is also like reconstructing a piece of Milan’s cityscape, a previously missing part of a story.
Through a series of postcards of the Sixities and Seventies describing the, then, Genoa's new buildings – similar to other European cities –, Daniele Belleri analyses the re-occurring floods on the Italian coastal city and the physical fragility of our cities and culture.
A serial killer of cities is wandering about the planet. Its name is UNESCO, and its lethal weapon is the label “World Heritage”, with which it drains the lifeblood from glorious villages and ancient
metropolises, embalming them in a brand-name time warp.