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"OB-VIàM – Possible itineraries for obvious meetings"

Ob-viàm – Possible itineraries for obvious meetings” is a photographic workshop curated by Carolina Farina which aims to show possible variants of the storytelling approach to / in urban space. Using photography as a device of estrangement we will practice reactivating the attention on the gestures, situations and relationships that are often neglected and trivialized in everyday life. We will start the creation of the different paths considering the “margin” as a potential space, as bell hooks says, “to offer us the possibility of a radical perspective from which to look, create, imagine alternatives and new worlds”. The objective of the laboratory is to create sentimental maps that suggest, through photographic images, some visual resistance practices and return the connections between the subjectivities and the social realities that inhabit and cross the Quadraro area.

WANDERERS – PHOTOGRAPHY LOVERS: this is a workshop for all of those who dare to experiment. In this workshop we are going to use photography as a means to experience new perspectives and instruments to tell about the places of everyday life.
No advanced photographic skills or equipment are required. We’re looking for aspiring photographers who are – as the writer and photographer Lewis Carroll once wrote – «Curiouser and curiouser!».

>>The first meeting will take place on September 10th
from 7pm to 9pm, during which the residency project will be presented and the workshop activities will be set up.

The lab will be held on 13/14 and 20/21 September
from h. 10.00 to h. 18.00
at csoa Spartaco (ROME) and in the urban spaces of the Quadraro district (Roma)
in the frame of the Festival Attraversamenti Multipli 2019, and within the European project “CONTACT ZONES performing arts in urban spaces”

The public presentation of the photographic outcomes of the workshop is scheduled for 14-15/ 21-22/ 27-28 September 2019 in Largo Spartaco, during the opening times of the ATTRAVERSAMENTI MULTIPLI festival

Participation is FREE and is open for a maximum of 8 participants.

For further information and to apply it is necessary to send an email with subject [OBVIAM_QUADRARO] to: With the application form, a short presentation is required.

Application deadline : 25 AUGUST 2019.

Carolina Farina is a freelance photographer and PhD Candidate in Communication at Sapienza University of Rome. Her research focus, between practice and theory, focuses on micro-narratives of everyday life. It’s articulated in photographic projects and shared research laboratories experimenting, in addition to the different photographic techniques, video, graphics and art print. She is a stage photographer and web editor for blog. She has made photographic reportages dedicated to the Visual and Performing Arts for international museums, magazines, festivals, artists and theatre companies.