Milan. Dismissed railway stations on show in a photo-exhibition

Seven railway stations undergoing redevelopment. Francesco Radino and Marco Introini capture the architecture and the interiors between past, present and future.

Marco Introini, Scalo Porta Genova, via Bergognone

An exhibition entitled “The railway stations of Milan. Today, before tomorrow” made by the photos of Marco Introini and Francesco Radino opens in Milan at the “Casa dell’energia e dell’ambiente” from 14 June to the 13rd September. The photographic studio portrays seven railway stations in Milan during the redevelopment phase. “Scali” (railway stations)Farini,Greco, Lambrate, Porta Romana, Rogoredo, Porta Genova and San Cristoforo, which together cover an area of ​​1,250,000 square meters, abandoned areas that contributed to the industrial development of Milan, facilitating the transport and delivery of finished products and genres of necessities, with the growth of the neighboring districts. Marco Introini, through black and white shots, focuses on the architectural aspect, on the external views and on the research of the intersections between the eight-twentieth century city and the Milan of the 2000s, while Francesco Radino with color images emphasizes the interior spaces, on the dialogue between memory, man and nature, represented by a vision of poetic taste.

Fabrizio Trisoglio, curator, explains how two photographers had “the task of summarizing the complex relationships between different memories in the fabric of the city, giving a precise interpretation and anamnesis, selecting between ‘full and empty’ and transforming the walls of the airports in limes, now permeable borders now accessible, between past, present and future”. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog of over 80 images with texts by curators and the introduction of Pierfrancesco Maran, councilor for Urbanism in Milan, by Alberto Martinelli, president of Aem Foundation - A2A Group and Giovanni Valotti, A2A president. For the commissioner Maran the next years will be the years of Milan. “If the nineties were Barcelona’s years and the two thousand those of Berlin, the next may be the decade of Milan. We want the railway stations to stop representing a caesura between the center and the periphery. From next year some activities of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera will move inside an existing building in the Farini railway, with the aim of progressively concentrating all the functions external to those of the Palazzo di Brera; Ferrovie dello Stato has launched calls for private operators able to bring cultural and social activities starting from the next few months, mainly aimed at young people in the ‘Scali’ Porta Genova, Farini, Porta Romana; Greco railway station participates in ‘Reinventing Cities’, a regeneration project”.

Gli scali ferroviari di Milano. Oggi, prima di domani (The railway stations of Milan. Today, before tomorrow)
Casa dell’Energia e dell’Ambiente
Marco Introini, Francesco Radino and Fabrizio Trisoglio
Marco Introini e Francesco Radino
Opening dates:
14 June - 28 December
Opening hours:
Monday–Thursday from 9.00 to 17.30, Friday from 9.00 to 14.00. Closed from 4 to 9 August 2018
Piazza Po, 3 – Milan

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