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COLLECTIVE WORK

Archivio Europeo

 
 

 

The Community Center (Casa del Popolo) is a type of social association that originated from the European experiences at the end of 19th century; it’s the proletarian dream of a place for the working-class’ culture and leisure.
In Tuscany CDPs were born with a horizontal organization, often erected with voluntary and self-managed work. Originally, these places where the “red subculture” came alive, had a central role in the community, being able to offer recreational and social services. Today, after the fragmentation of the left-wing parties, the CDPs are less and less politically focused, although still being an expression of a sharing culture and still in search of a new identity. As open and accessible as they are, the CDPs are a scenario for the transformation of the area, and are daily hosting the issues and necessities of the contemporary social fabric.

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Casa del Pop

 

 

La casa del popolo è una forma associazionistica che prende spunto da esperienze europee (francesi, belghe e svizzere) nate alla ;ine dell'ottocento; è il sogno proletario di un luogo per la cultura e il tempo libero delle classi operaie. In Toscana le CDP nascono come organizzazioni dal basso e spesso venivano edi;icate con lavoro volontario e autogestito. In origine questi luoghi, dove prendeva vita la cosiddetta “subcultura rossa”, erano il punto di riferimento per la comunità, potendo offrire servizi ricreativi e sociali. Oggi, dopo il disgregamento dei partiti di sinistra, divengono meno de;inite politicamente, continuando comunque a essere espressione di una cultura partecipativa, tuttavia in cerca di una nuova identità. Le CDP, come luoghi accessibili e aperti, sono contenitori delle trasformazioni del territorio e danno spazio quotidianamente alle problematiche e alle necessità presenti nel tessuto sociale contemporaneo.

The Community Center (Casa del Popolo) is a type of social association that originated from the European experiences at the end of 19th century; it’s the proletarian dream of a place for the working-class’ culture and leisure.
In Tuscany CDPs were born with a horizontal organization, often erected with voluntary and self-managed work. Originally, these places where the “red subculture” came alive, had a central role in the community, being able to offer recreational and social services. Today, after the fragmentation of the left-wing parties, the CDPs are less and less politically focused, although still being an expression of a sharing culture and still in search of a new identity. As open and accessible as they are, the CDPs are a scenario for the transformation of the area, and are daily hosting the issues and necessities of the contemporary social fabric.

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Florence Arts and Crafts

 

 

 

SUR CE SITE

Sur ce site is the french translation of On This Site, the book published in 1996 by Joel Sternfeld. In the last twenty years the relationship between memory and place and the concept of experience have been completely altered by the advent of the internet and social medias. The project wants to reflect on the concepts of safeness, danger and enemy in a society where people are overwhelmed by an amount of data and information more and more hard to select and filter. Exploring the universe of web sources created to satisfy our growing need for security, the series tries to investigate the blurring boundaries between voyeurism and online information gathering.

How do we live with the fear of the "other" and what are the factors involved in the enemy’s building mechanisms in a society where the theory of the clash of civilizations is increasingly supported by the opinion makers? How do we figure out the image of danger, being affected by a media system increasingly spectacular in which the images of war, violence and sufferings are no longer able to shock us? Does the access to a potentially unlimited amount of information make us truly more free, or are the feelings of confusion and impotence often generated by this flux making us a little more controllable and "harmless" citizens?
The photographs are taken on some crime scenes localised by a website that attempts to sort Paris’ arrondissments on the basis of their crime rate with an almost scientific approach. Documents, comments and statistics captured by similar websites alternate with the images.

 

 

 

the Historical Archive of the European Union

Villa Salviati is an historical dwelling mansion, situated on the hills near Florence, on the panoramic route to Bologna. Since 2012 the Villa is hosting the HAEU, the Historical Archive of the European Union, that was established in the 80’s.

The archive, located in an underground floor, spans over 11 km of shelvings.  It’s preserving documents that have been collected from various institution of the European Union, along with donations from private foundations and distinguished personalities who had a key role in the European Union history.

The environment of the villa has an international feeling. The archivists and employees who work there, are coming from many different countries in Europe, as well as the researchers and scholars who need to access its valued documents.

Villa Salviati’s archive - an historical memory of the European Union - is a place where Europe is not just an abstract idea, but becomes alive and actual; it’s the place where the European identity keeps its historical roots.

 

 

via carlo marx

Il 21 Gennaio 1921 nasce a Livorno il Partito Comunista d'Italia (PCI), il più grande partito comunista d'Occidente. Dopo 70 anni di impegno politico, raggiungendo nel '75-'76 il suo massimo storico e conquistando le maggiori città italiane con 34,4%, il 3 Febbraio 1991 viene sciolto.

Nel 1989 numerosi regimi Comunisti nell'Europa dell'Est sono rovesciati in pochi mesi; cade il muro di Berlino; due anni dopo si scioglie ufficialmente l'Unione Sovietica. Un'epoca storica ormai conclusa ma che viene recuperata da nuove generazioni, con i suoi simboli e la sua iconografia.

Via Carlo Marx, una delle tante presenti nelle nostre città, è il luogo ideale dove è possibile incontrare questi giovani, che di fronte alle crisi odierne alzano il pugno e sventolano bandiera rossa.

 

AFTER SPENDING FOUR YEARS STUDYING THE UNIVERSE OF SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS ARISING ONLINE AND EXPLORING NEW POSSIBILITIES AND WAYS OF EXPRESSION WITHIN THE CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHIC CODES/LANGUAGE, COSIMO CAME BACK TO WORK ON LONG TERM PROJECTS TRYING TO DOCUMENT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMAN SOCIETIES, THEIR CULTURAL HERITAGES AND THE EFFECTs OF TIME