POST DISASTER ROOFTOPS
Description: Curatorial platform
Team: Gabriele Leo, Grazia Mappa, Gabriella Mastrangelo, Peppe Frisino
Location: Various locations
POST DISASTER is a critic learning platform on the condition of the mediterranean scenario. It aims to shed light on the role of marginal territories within global capital production systems. It invites scholars, designers, thinkers and artists to contribute to a collective investigation through the lens of Taranto, an industrial city that symbolises the disparities inherent with the western contemporary world. It generates a multidisciplinary exchange by chasing a complexity of visions that goes beyond the disciplinary boundaries.
POST DISASTER ROOFTOPS are collective performances aiming to de-centralize the production and sharing of knowledge, which is usually absorbed by the territories that benefit economic and cultural advantages.
They take place on the city roofs, understood as non-conventional spaces that are free from the main hegemonic forms of organisation of life and capital. Although they are urban spaces, the rooftops are not subject to the traditional spatial regulations, allowing a wide freedom of action.
POST is an ideological condition. It allows us to imagine alternative futures by exploring a blurred zone between the real and the possible.
Has the disaster already occurred?
DISASTER comes from the Ancient Greek pejorative prefix dus- (bad) and aster (star), meaning the act of following a wrong route.
Is it possible to re-interpret the disaster as a starting condition for a fortunate drift?