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closed City redemptions

Curated by: Nicola Brucoli, Carlo Settimio Battisti

The show

The Riscatti di Città exhibition offers an overview of the urban and architectural scenario of Rome by means of a multidisciplinary approach: Photography, graphics, video and realized and visionary architectural projects .

Riscatti di città addresses the issue of urban regeneration in the capital, through the mapping of abandoned and regenerated places and with a series of meetings between professionals aimed at stimulating participation in the largest reflection on urban regeneration ever made in Rome.

Inauguration: Saturday 18 January 2020, 6.30 pm

The exhibition, curated by Nicola Brucoli and Carlo Settimio Battisti , directors of TWM Factory, created in collaboration with Palazzo Merulana, CoopCulture and the Elena and Claudio Cerasi Foundation, aims to stimulate discussion and comparison on the theme of urban regeneration in Rome , through a constant oscillation between taking note of the critical issues that reside in the area and wanting to make visible and systemic the opportunities created by regeneration interventions and by the ideas that settle in the places.

“The theme of urban regeneration has acquired a central position in the planning of metropolises, the recovery and redevelopment of existing buildings and interventions in abandoned areas are necessary for a government of the territory aimed at improving the quality of life. As expected for such a stratified organism, urban regeneration has strongly entered the dynamics of Rome, through operations that range from architecture, urban planning and re-functionalization, various pieces of the capital have been transformed. Although different in the type of intervention, in the (re) established functions and in the actors involved, the common feature of these projects is to have the objective of generating value and creating new social dynamics in urban fabrics that had lost the features of the city. "

- Nicola Brucoli and Carlo Settimio Battisti, curators of the exhibition, TWM Factory directors

On the one hand, the entire initiative maps and photographs disused buildings, architectures that have lost their original function, urban voids that impoverish the city and abandoned cinemas. On the other hand, it enhances the virtuous processes of regeneration, implemented through international architectural projects, temporary reactivations aimed at relaunching the real estate value, social art initiatives to re-evaluate the suburbs as a meeting place.
Space was given to projects that gravitate to the territory, ideas of students and young people who, with reduced resources, managed to trigger the redemption of Rome.

This project aims to talk about urban planning and Rome through a multitude of languages that are now essential to the analysis and proposal for the city. Architecture, mobility, photography, graphics : a method that embraces different disciplines to analyze the current state of urban systems on several levels, favoring an innovative creative orientation for contemporary metropolises, through a cycle of meetings with the best experiences and professionalism able to treat the phenomenon at 360 degrees.
This research work, designed and built in a regenerated space, aims to demonstrate that it is possible for Rome to escape from the vicious circle of self-pity regarding its decay and its fragmented urban development. The redemption of the city is possible . Let's start from here.


Timetable and tickets


Via Merulana, 121
00185 Rome


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