How can the land’s shared value be singled out from the ongoing political discourse, so that it won’t be questioned in the future? How can we represent its complexity, without oversimplifying it into the basic opposition of preservation vs. exploitation?
Three interlocking stories define the coordinates of this research: they unfold along different stretches of time yet they are all entangled in this small area of the Eastern Alps, between the sources of the river Soča and the lower heights of the Banjšice Plateau. Each of these stories attempts to uncover something that cannot be seen in the first place, while presenting the tools to uncover the hidden layers embedded in the land. These narratives are explored through the objects, documents, maps, images, diagrams, theories and technologies that link them to widely different interpretations of what can be defined as the value of the land.
Project developed for the 25th Biennal of Design Ljubljana, Slovenia with Studio Folder.
Curated by: Studio Folder (Marco Ferrari, Elisa Pasqual, Alessandro Busi, Francesca Lucchitta, Giovanni Pignoni) and Merve Bedir, Giulia Cordin, Dawid Górny, Gili Merin, Marco Minicucci, Luis Pimentel, Livia Shamir, Ana Pečar, Anna Positano. Design and production: Curators and Gisto (Alessandro Mason, Gabriele Lucchitta, Matteo Giustozzi)
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