On the night between the 23rd and the 24th of August, 2016, Italy is struck by a violent earthquake that destroys several areas between Lazio, Marche and Umbria, killing almost 300 people and leaving more than 15,000 homeless. In the aftermath of these tragic events, our collective has dedicated itself to documenting the devastating effects of the earthquake, the victims' relief, the response of the institutions and the vicissitudes of the citizens involved, the slow reconstruction and the delivery of the prefabricated houses to the population.
As threats and fears multiply, concrete actions to reduce risks or their perception become part of the collective imagination. Signs, barriers and conventions become a solid part of urban landscapes within countries that according to recent data are actually increasingly secure. What does the landscape we have built express? What message will we leave to future generations through it? These are some of the questions that arise in front of the "Security Landscape”.
When Kosovo unilaterally declared its independence from Serbia, on 17th February 2008, hopes for a bright and better future were high. For the vast majority, it was a dream come true: Kosovo could finally stand among the free nations of the world, and the way for its European integration was thus paved. Ten years after that day, the state of Kosovo’s affairs looks dire and the hopes of its people have been largely dashed. The country with the youngest population in Europe also has the highest unemployment rate (33%), which reaches a world’s low when it comes to its youth (60%). Economic paralysis, rampant unemployment, increasing poverty, poor educational standards, widespread corruption, extremism and nepotism, topped by the virtual impossibility of traveling abroad due to the exclusion of Kosovo from visa liberalisation, are choking the future of this country, still not universally recognized as an independent State.
Alessio Tizzanini at the entrance of Battistero, he works here since 2 years. The first day of reopening was 22nd of May. For 2 weeks the entrance was free, in 24hours the reservation agenda was completelly booked. For security reasons the complex is able to host 300 people per day instead of 3000. They calculate a loss of 20 million euros. All the restoration construction sites are stopped. Florence, Italy
One of the last statue of Lenin in Estonia, inside the Castle of Narva. Narva is the third largest city in Estonia. It is located at the eastern extreme point of Estonia and his river divide the city from the russian city Ivongorod. 93.85% of the current population of Narva are Russian-speakers, and 82% are ethnic Russians. Estonia, 2017
"Lightning Strike 2017" national exercises by the Lithuanian Armed Forces. Exercises are held to train national forces to carry out joint operations with subordinate units of the Ministry of the Interior and improve interaction with the state civil authorities. During these exercises various incidents are simulated on the streets and other public areas. Marijampole, Lithuania, 2017
Ilomantsi. Father Mikko Mentu, 27 years old, priest for the Ilomantsi Othodox Church. The Ilomantsi comunity has the highest percentage of Orthodox followers in the country, with 1000 in a population of 5500. The Orthodox church was built in 1892 and served traditional Karelians and not just immigrants forced to leave Russia after the war. It is also the oldest wooden church in the country. Finland, 2017.
Lt. Col. Filippo Montaperto in his office. In 1998, after a mission in Bosnia, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, probably linked to the exposure to depleted uranium weapons. After 13 years of legal battles he won at first instance a cause for moral and biological damage, but the Ministry of Defence appealed it. Rome, Italy, 2016