BLOCK NOTES ON SAN GIUSEPPE AREA - curated by Vittorio Mortarotti & WishotLAB
Designed by CH-RO-MO
San Giuseppe is an ancient area in the city of Jesi. Once a working-class district, over the years it has become the epicentre of a complex multiethnic and global reality. Wishot has activated a photographic workshop aiming to investigate the social and structural context of San Giuseppe. Those who took part in the project have been shooting for a year, putting together a collection of photos of the area, an actual ‘blocknotes’.
After a first series of photographic drafts to get to know the inhabitants,
the photographers’ gaze focussed on more marginal aspects of the area, undefined places, with no identity, abandoned to nature.
From an architectural point of view, the study avoids balconies with clotheslines, churches and squares, and focusses on council estates dating back to the fascist period and on their details.
Moreover, it looks at industrially ready-assembled architectural objects, such as petrol stations’ platform roofs.
It is an investigation which does not claim to show the identity of a community or of an urban landscape, but it tries to give back subjective visions of an area full of contrasts: abandoned places next to houses under construction, immigration related issues which coexist with elements of integration, feelings of fear and open-mindedness.
WISHOT — Laboratorio di fotografia contemporanea
Dante Marcos Spurio
ARCHITECTURAL AND URBAN PLANNING by
THIS PROJECT IS PART OF
Servizio Cultura del Comune di Jesi