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The MOFR – The Museum Of FutuRuins
The fire of 2015 has been considered a one-of-a-kind event in the life of Clandon Park. This unfortunate event disrupted the perception of the mansion house, and changed its meaning as a building. Now, it is no longer a building and its next meaning awaits definition. It can be considered as a non-object (Ferreira Gullar) in its current condition. The tragic event also calls our attention to the caducity (Sigmund Freud) to which all things are subjected, including the built environment and any preconceived idea of beauty and perfection.
This project aims to establish a new dialectic between the building itself (now a ruin), its estate, and the new and unique experience visitors can have. A new roof re-frames the building which becomes the first object displayed in The MOFR (The Museum Of FutuRuins). Like a Russian doll, the promenade continues inside, at multiple levels, where some salvaged artefacts are brought back to life and displayed in the space. The new framing roof doesn’t stop the weathering from carrying on, even increasing the ruination of the buildings, increasing the passage of time and the resultant marks as an extra and unique value, an extra layering of time.
The building could be defined now as a quasi-object (Michel Serres), so rich in meanings and values just in connection to its use and in its power to enlighten the thoughts of each visitor. It works as a machine à penser, exposing the materiality that was behind the plastered walls and highlighting the precariousness of everything and its intrinsic beauty.
School of Architecture
MA Interior Design
I like to describe my modus operandi as a continuous and holistic exploration of contingencies and oxymorons. Combining my work as a photographer, content creator, stylist, PR and communication consultant with my design practice, I believe in the transversality of concepts and knowledge, and their realisation. Moreover, I always consider the relationship between design, output and its impact in media.
I always prefer project-led explorations towards a responsible approach to practice, preferring the knowledge rather than spectacular forms. I am looking for an updating of traditional materials and their application, rather than importing obsolete solutions. I care about details aiming for a pragmatic evolution of a bespoke creativity.
Referring to photography, the scale of my response to a given or self-given brief can vary from the landscape to the macro and all the focal lengths in between. Always avoiding pre-conceived routes, I set every project as a sort of retrospective of what I did until that moment. It becomes an occasion where I can shift all the experiences and references I have collected so far to reconsider them all, leading to a step forward into the open-end tale that my creative practice and every end are. Starting from reality, elaborating a critical interpretation of it to then shape it back in a constant dialectic process. My work is an exploration in which theory and practice, in numerous fields of interests, keep on intertwining, informing and contaminating each other, refusing any limiting labels and always re-moulding my forma mentis.
- BA Architecture, University IUAV of Venice, 2017; Short Course Interior Styling for Photography and Advertising, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 2015
- Freelance content creator (clients: Ogilvy & Mather), Milan, 2015-17; Internship, Malìparmi, Padova, 2016; Photoreporter, Veneziadavivere.com, Venice, 2015-16
- Winner Workshop The Anthropocene Style w/ Philippe Rahm and Sara Marini at W.A.Ve., Ex Cotonificio Santa Marta, Venice, 2015; Workshop Sine Terra w/ Benno Albrecht and Sara Marini at W.A.Ve. 2014, Ex Cotonificio Santa Marta, Venice, 2014
- Winner Workshop The Anthropocene Style w/ Philippe Rahm and Sara Marini at W.A.Ve. 2015.