The Italian Cultural Institute of Montréal presents from 8 June to 16 September a photographic exhibition by Corinna del Bianco entitled ‘Archipelago’.
A repertoire of images and stories lead to the discovery of the forms of living of some small islands scattered in the Italian seas: landing on the island presupposes the availability of a new form of knowledge and a new dimension of travel. It means dealing with small communities and with a certain sense of disorientation.
Corinna Del Bianco investigates four archipelagos – the Tuscan Archipelago, the Aeolian Islands, the Egadi Islands and the Pelagie Islands – telling a story of profound transformation marked by the effects of tourism and displacement, by the mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion, by the ever-changing relationship between the island and mainland. Corinna Del Bianco‘s photographic notebook reflects on the relationship between architecture and landscape, in a continuous exchange of plans between the built and the sea, and therefore between the land and the sea.
Corinna Del Bianco is a researcher in architecture and urban studies and adjunct professor in urban design at the Milan Polytechnic. Performs documentation and analysis on the cultural identity of places, with particular attention to the culture of living in self-built urban environments. In 2020 she founded the Corinna Del Bianco Studio, where she carries out research, curatorial projects and educational activities on the themes of architecture and urban design.
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