Rome, the Accidental City, selected project http://news.urbantranscripts.org/#post32
This tiny installation was designed as a response to the international calling for projects Urban Transcripts 2011, Rome the Accidental City http://www.urbantranscripts.org/ (in collaboration with the Facoltà di Architettura dell’Università degli Studi Roma Tre and ESC – European Studies Connection, http://news.urbantranscripts.org/#post27).
Selected, it was exhibited in Rome at the Urban Center, http://www.urbancenter-roma11.it/ in December 2011.
Accidental, unintentional, improbable, unexpected, spontaneous, creative…
Analogia #10 is an installation describing the notion of ‘accidental’ through the subject of the children game.
The recreational activities created by the children within the playgrounds, or in other areas left accidentally free, show an unexpected use of space designed (or not ) for other purposes. Accidental and spontaneous, the playing space escapes to detailed planning and its creative capacity of using abandoned areas is moving.The children spontaneous use of the outdoors has been always existed, therefore the play elements presented by Analogia are connected to our childhood memory: the action of playing is iconic and timeless.
Analogia #10 aims to describe this children activities by choosing the timeless games of swings and hopscotch. The elements composing these games are narrowed to their essential shape, traced in the air, suggested to our memory, they describe the idea of games in their space.
In collaboration with Andrea Mancuso.