Fulvio Orsenigo | A city without city 2010-2012
On April 2009 the city of L’Aquila and its sorrundings were hit by an hearthquake, which ruined the great part of the city. Despite relevant destructions, the appearance of the city looked preserved since most of the buildings imploded from inside. The spaces collapsed into one another, or swallowed into the darkness due to a random combination of survived public lighting and safety lights, cause a discrepancy between visual perception, functions and meanings. In such unusual circumstance the mind prefigures and recreates the missing connections and the meanings related to, according to previous experiences or beliefs, even tough they faded away.