Nuovo Patrimonio (new heritage)
Italy comprises many different realities that are fundamental for its identity and economy but not given enough importance
Since 2018, Flavia Rossi has been photographing the devastating effects of the earthquake that hit central Italy in 2016, paying particular attention to the state of cultural heritage.
The work documents all the temporary consolidating structures installed to support the buildings seriously damaged by the seismic events. The work is not meant to be a chronicle of destruction but a study of how the historic architecture has been modified, creating a new temporary landscape where the new structures become an intrinsic part of the building itself. Looking at this landscape from all angles, the officially temporary state of affairs risks becoming a permanent state of affairs due to difficulties in the extremely slow restoration and lack of funds.
Italy is a country with many different realities that are fundamental for its identity and economy but not given sufficient importance due to political choices. This factor destroys the cultural wealth of the whole country.
For this project, the photographer collaborates with the architect Giulio Luccioni.
Flavia Rossi is a photographer based between Rome and Milan. She won the Atlante prize for the contemporary creativity general direction Triennale and MUFOCO.. Her works have been published in several Italian magazines and newspapers.