Category: Hanging by a thread (triptychs)

Is there an aesthetic sense of urban resilience? Could emotions contribute to a better understanding of social vulnerabilities? Will our sensibility fill the void and pave the way to the sense of care and alterity?
In his essay “Terrain Vague”, urbanist Manuel de Solà-Morales discussed how photography embraces the problematic of contemporary social life. Building on the relation between the uncertainty of use and the sense of freedom, urban “terrains vagues” (an idiomatic expression hardly translatable) are constantly changing, depending on their environment, finding their potential in the new experiences and unpredictability they provide.
Echoing the junction between identified and unidentified realms, “Hanging by a thread” displays a three steps scenario showing the initial picture continuously darkening in time. The three photographs are linked one to the other with a hemp thread bringing at the same time consistency and fragility.

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Public spaces either relieve or exacerbate vulnerabilities. We are bound together in a community of shared obligations. But our urban space perception and capacity to interact are threatened, challenging our sense of care.  Care is complex. It needs to be released of its constraints, of social relations organized around dependence and fragility. Care is more than […]