March 31, 2023
The old Pignone gasometer located in via dell’Anconella is one of the few nineteenth-century industrial ruins still visible in Florence; this project aims to redevelop the area with the intention of creating a space for socialization, but also an opportunity for intercultural exchange. This artistic intervention was created in collaboration with the ONG Anelli Mancanti and many other local entities.
Sowet with his lettering and Droste with his figurative intervention have been chosen to represent the 𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙠𝙞 with ambivalence: artistic practice cultivated in the studio, in a private, socially legitimized place, and artistic intervention in the street, often the object of a derogatory connotation, pointed at as an act of vandalism. Two avenues to express the same resource, two artists with the same need to express themselves.
μεράκι in Greek, 𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘬𝘪 in Italian. Literally, it means ‘essence of ourselves’; semantically, however, it reflects commitment, passion, creative inclination toward something that belongs to us.
The community of citizens in the neighborhood participated with interest, in a diverse context that saw young artists, families, and senior citizens taking action to care for a place in their city.
Via dell’Anconella, 50142 Firenze FI