1182 by Emanuele Piccardo and Alessandro Cimmino
1182 is the book by Alessandro Cimmino and Emanuele Piccardo in which they tell, through their photographs, the moments following the tragedy of 14 August 2018: the day of the collapse of the Morandi bridge in Genoa.
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The online presentation will be held by Alessandro Cimmino, architect and photographer, Emanuele Piccardo, architect, photographer and architecture critic, and Angelo Maggi, photography historian, in conversation with Lorenza Baroncelli, Artistic Director Triennale Milano.
The title of the book comes from the length of the viaduct over the Polcevera river designed by Riccardo Morandi and inaugurated in 1967, which collapsed on 14 August 2018, killing 43 people. The viaduct represented the optimism of the economic boom for over fifty years and brought the city of Genoa and its residents into the 21st century. In the weeks following the collapse, Cimmino and Piccardo began to photograph the now empty space, a new sight to get used to. The need to face the new landscape through the photographic gaze was such that, little by little, they tried to heal the wounds caused by the collapse. The work, published by plug_in, with a preface by Stefano Boeri, President of the Triennale Milano, and an essay by the photography historian Angelo Maggi, stems from the authors' need to demarcate the memory of a place and a tragedy, containing it within the boundaries of the book.