Sunday, 20th December 2015 at 6.30 pm, at Teatro Agorà, Triennale di Milano, during the finissage of the exhibition The Third Island, the book “OIGO N°1 - The Third Island” will be presented for the first time to the public.
The Third Island starts as documentary research project, exhibited for the first time in the central section ‘Monditalia – XIV International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale’, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the initial building of the A3 Salerno-Reggio motorway section, the final part of the European road E45; and the 20th anniversary of the opening of the port of Gioia Tauro.
Between October 2014 and May 2015 was carried out in Reggio Calabria a festival of in-depth analysis and education, through multidisciplinary activities involving politics, geopolitics, economics, architecture and cities.
The Festival ended with an impressive photographic campaign that went through the whole territory of the region. The photographic campaign has involved 11 photographers working with journalists, activists, local entrepreneurs. For one year they took turns. They have crossed the whole Calabrian territory, collecting and producing images from stories and landscapes.
The book is the first one of OIGO series: it brings together the complete results of the first year of activity of the Observatory. Its interdisciplinary nature makes this work a very rare and valuable hybrid, able to communicate with the world of art, technology, politics and civil society.
The project contains essays by researchers, academics, architects and journalists who contributed to this original description of the Calabrian territory: small thematic segments corresponding with the variety of elements emerged during the research in different fields: anthropology, geography, architecture, politics and landscape.
The book is integrated with a small analogic dictionary of Major Works: eleven essays by internationals researchers and professional, chosen for their studies and publication in this field. The text are in Italian and English.
The book has been published with the support of Contship Italia Group, on the occasion of the twenty year anniversary of Medcenter Container Terminal in Gioia Tauro.