Urbanautica: A new project by Monia Lippi
This new issue of Urbanautica for Manfrotto School of Xcellence feature the new project by Monia Lippi included in the Italian webplatform HABITAT. Habitat is a research project about “alternative” housing. The object of Habitat is to build a collect
ion of works by photographers, artists and researchers dealing with the refusal of the urban housing standard.
Anarchism, agricultural communes, social housings, self-sufficient villages, experimental residential systems, spiritual communities, collectivization, land-sharing, urban nomadism… Communities, either built upon fair living ideas or created to get out of an emergency status, are the living example of a conscious choice opposing the urban status quo and the Property/House/ Family Trinity. The choice as a “principle” and the western society as a “cause” represent a dichotomy we find in all the works included in Habitat.
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‘Floating Winona’ is a photographic research on Latsch Island Boathouse Community, located in Minnesota on the Mississippi River, opposite the city of Winona. Monia has recorded the lives of its inhabitants, has seen their buildings floating adapt to the seasons and the children become teenagers and then young men and women. Her look is always calm and equidistant, yet it hides the intense exchange, and not always peaceful, with the man who seeks a deeper contact with nature.
Habitat platform features the work of other italian photographers as Giuseppe Fanizza, Alessandro Imbriaco, Simone Donati, Mirco Cecchi and others.