The notion of the city as the primary ground for human living is usually taken for granted. This project investigates alternative forms of living which relate not to a sense of metropolitan urbanity, of production and consumption, but to the possibilities of commoning presented by the countryside.
Martellona is located at a tripoint between the municipalities of Rome, Tivoli and Guidonia. The settlement has the potential to sustain its population to become, in a last stage, autonomous in terms of food supply, with harvesting ranging from agriculture to horticulture. In fact, gardens are strategic urban elements that serve as catalysts for social and cultural activities, as well as new forms of labor.
Wasteland Advanced Studio with Pier Vittorio Aureli and Emily Abruzzo. Critics: Esther da Costa Meyer, Angelo Bucci, Tatiana Bilbao, et al. Spring 2019. Collaboration with Sunny Cui. Spring 2019.