• Botto & Bruno

    Alfonso Artiaco

    The urban landscapes of Gianfranco Botto and Roberta Bruno start from the on-site inspection of realities common to the peripheries of many Italian cities. Abandoned factories, crumbling schools, and empty, desolate places are invariable characteristics of the “diffuse” city, the contemporary metropolis that develops without rules, leaving behind anonymous spaces, often sites of violence. It’s hard to make a decent life for oneself in these marginal areas, far from the historic city-centers with their wealth of monuments and the high quality and character of their urban fabric. The non-places

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