Suspended time

Life in a Residential Child Care Institution

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

Photo exhibition (08.05.2021 - 22.05.2021) about situations of daily life in a Residential Child Care Institution of Milan during the period of the first closure for the Covid 2019 health emergency (March - May 2020).

Photographs by Francesca Sorge
Exhibition curated, test by: Mariangela Vitale
With the support of Temple of the Future *Lost and New Renaissance Association

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

Francesca Sorge is an educator at the CAF Onlus Association - Residential Child Care Institution - in Milan.
In this photo, her colleague.

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

Francesca combines her passion for photography with the complicated and complex art of educating and living in the center.

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

This project involved the children living in the center.

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

Francesca's photographs show the activities, workshops and games and other moments of life in the center during the lockdown due to the Covid-19 health emergency.

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

Francesca explained the art of photographing to children.

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

They chose the titles for the photos.

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

Her photos show suspended time.

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

But not stopped.

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

Floating but also in tension.

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

Calm and understood.

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

In a reassuring gray scale, Francesca chooses to fix small gestures that mark the over time in a tired routine.
She shows that we are waiting to regain movement and energy from contact with the other.

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

Francesca Sorge gives us the possibility of looking elsewhere: approaching "community life" to question ourselves about the many small communities that make up the complex one of living in society.

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

Francesca Sorge with this story accompanies us in a deeper reflection, an important awareness of the many faces of the city.

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

What relationship exists between the “City community” and the “community of minors”?

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

How does this relationship feed and how did it during the lockdown?

Suspended time in a Residential Child Care Institution (2021-05/2021-05) by Francesca SorgeTempio del Futuro *Perduto

What do we know about the needs and desires of these children and young people? What does it mean to live in "community"? Which community?

Credits: Story

Many thanks to all children and educators.

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