Lara Bacchiega

Lara Bacchiega

SLEEPING TOWN |  The starting point for this project was the Augè’s definition of non-place and the will to verify if his concept can be applied to the contemporary landscape. The appropriate area of research for this investigation has been identified in the seaside town of Bibione, in the province of Venice. Bibione has proved to be as a large non-place because it is a place of transition, frequenting by masses in the summer season while suspended and empty during the winter months, to the point of assuming the aspect of a ghost town. In fact, it has been found many similarities with the features identified by Augè about these particular spaces, as their standardization and uniformity, their anonymity, their being untied from the context they physically occupy and their nature of a not-truly-lived environment: these places are seen just temporarily, without a real awareness. What emerges is that Bibione is not abandoned, but rather it is a sleeping town, in hibernation. In fact, the photographs show the care to preserve the city and protect it from the cold and the weather, in order to prevent deterioration. www.larabacchiega.com

 

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Tito Mouraz

Tito Mouraz

Tomasz Böhm

Tomasz Böhm