Biennale Architettura 2016 Collateral Event
Given that the relativity of the damage that this type of crime produces compared to other forms of criminal activity, deeper, more detailed examination of the subject is essential and must be free from overwhelming sensationalism because frequently this small-scale parallel universe acts as a container for anger and, if this is badly managed, it will almost certainly lead to greater crimes.
"Albania, in the aftermath of the dictatorship led by Enver Hoxha, presented itself to me in all of its crazy isolation, just after I disembarked in the port of Valona at the beginning of the 90s; however, nothing had prepared me for its archaic aspects, that were confirmed years later, when I started taking an interest in the Kanun Code".
“What then do these photographs offer or ask of us? As acts of witness they urge us to look beyond our fears and ourselves. If a photograph pierces the heart, it may also unbind us from terror that fetters the mind. Understanding takes us to the crossroad where resilience and solidarity meet. There we face an open door”.
Gangcity is a research program sponsored by the DIST (Interuniversity Department of the Turin Polytechnic and University) and edited by Fabio Armao, Professor of Politics and Globalization processes.
Thanks to the photographers: Valerio Polici, Walter Leonardi, Salvatore Esposito, Donna De Cesare, Francesco Cito, Letizia Battaglia.