2018 – 2019
The Garbatella and its flora are a well-kept Roman secret. It is an exotic and unique neighbourhood – founded in February 1920, so next to its centenary – known for its architecture based on lots, a particular kind of public housing with buildings designed according to “Barocchetto romano” style and to English Garden City Movement model.
The neighbourhood is an un imitated little urban island, with the highest ratio, in Italy of those years, between built-up surface and “private” green spaces, that are, for generations, social sites and still live on only thanks to the care of its residents.
Hence the choice to photograph plants, because they represent a kind of aesthetic, behavioral, architectural and vegetational exoticism of the entire physical place.
With this series I want to offer a glimpse of this treasure unveiling the neighbourhood’s flora and vegetations – its enthralling green spaces. Trying to preserve its mystery while giving movement to still life.