ORNAMENTO E PREGIUDIZIO
Ornamento e Pregiudizio is a long-term research project on the house as a tool to define a series of relations between the Self and the World. This work focuses on the additional practices that individuals use to modify the place they live in, over the sheer need for a shelter, in accordance with a series of social and cultural needs: status symbols, history, comfort, social backgrounds.
The gap between architecture and real life is constantly increasing and personal tastes filled the void. The resulting aesthetics belong to a picturesque imaginary: a minor beauty that is both individual and reassuring. Every kind of taste has become dominant.
The starting point of this research was Call For Houses, an open call launched on social media platforms to investigate the aesthetic expressions of private houses as a self-determination tool.