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157_ Memorial to the Victims of Modernity

Memorial to the victims of modernity. [collaboration with Andrea Zausa]


157 is a project for a permanent urban installation conceived as memorial to the victims of modernity. 157 is the number of the workers who died of cancer due to the long exposure of PVC and CVM in the petrochemical factory in Marghera, Venice. 157 aims to represent all the victims of Modernity and recognize the social cost of modernization as historical process. 157 photovoltaic lamps will be installed into the pavement of the city’s square. As a cloud of bright spots, the lights will actually reflect the sky above the city. Such installation can replace most of the traditional lights. They consume only solar energy and do not need to be cabled to the local electricity network since they swich on automatically thanks to an embedded timer.



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