The selected locations represent a way to speak of some ‘forgotten’ buildings in the city: former factories, municipal markets, warehouses, shut down cinemas and more. the main theme is ‘urban heritage’: public buildings that lost their social and architectural meanings. thus, the selected locations carry a strong symbolic message: they are forgotten pieces of the city, neglected areas in the city center that lost their original purpose, a purpose that is not anymore maintainable.
This time we talk about street markets that have lost their central role in the neighborhood and that risk succumbing to large food distribution chains. The object of the intervention will be the Market Guido Reni, example of a structure with high potential that will be suited for an advanced functional model of market. Imponent […]
This time the urban art project focused on shut down cinemas in Rome, whose future in uncertain and which have been ‘forgotten’. On February 19th, 20th and 21st those ‘urban ghosts’ became the striking setting of Miguel Januario’s temporary art installations that by making black stripes of paper, stencils and spray-cans available to passers-by, gave them […]
The place chosen is Saint Peter Station which, with 253 trains per day, is the station of the shortest international railway in the world – connecting Italy with Vatican State. This intervention at Saint Peter Station owned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (Ferrovie dello Stato Group) talks about the profound metamorphosis of urban areas: the main railway Stations to acess the city of Rome, built in the beginnig of the 20th century, and at that time placed at the outskirts of the city, became very central after the physiological expansion of the metropolis, and are nowadays used for local and suburban transportation with record peaks of daily users. Forgotten proposes the theme of urban stations to underline the their historical meaning but also the real possibility to use more and more metropolitan trains instead of road transportation in the future. The building The intervention “Making of” video
Forgotten Project’s second artistic intervention focused on former factories through the realization of a mural on one of the most emblematic industrial archaeological sites in Rome: the ex-Mira Lanza factory. The history of this factory is entwined with leadership, corporate mergers, reconversions, the post-war period, cultural centres, unaccomplished projects and fires. In order to illustrate […]
Forgotten Project’s first art intervention was in Piazza della Marina. The building selected for the art intervention (which is located near Piazza del Popolo) is part of a neglected area (ex-SIAR) subject to several renovation proposals, none of which has been accomplished. The first artist who had been invited by Forgotten Project is Diogo Machado, […]