ABOUTFrancesco Vedovato is a designer who works between the fields of architecture, graphics, photography and illustration. His projects, featured in various books and magazines, move between mixed forms of expression and act as a graphic complement to a complex work of research on a wide range of themes. Beside, he investigates over small pieces of green design for our cities, valuable street art, installations and interventions in urban contexts. You can find some examples of these speculations at The Pop-Up City and The G. Canyon in a Crack. Get in touch with the author writing at contact[at]francescovedovato.com
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Category Archives: Photography
Here are some of the picture I am shooting here in Barcelona during my journeys in the suburbs. I am trying to focus on the effect of public space seen from outside of the buildings it typically refers to. Collective space seen from a distance.
For a larger overview, please visit my flickr
In summer 2009 I worked for the Collective City team, curating an exhibition in the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2009. My illustrations and photographs on the themes “Collective City” and “Custom City” where exhibited in the Biennale (NAI Rotterdam) and published in Open City, Designing Coexhistence – SUN Publishers, and Volume magazine, issue #21.
Here are few photos:
The Exhibition in NAI
Volume issue #21 – The Block
Open City: Designing Coexhistence
These are just some previews of the photos I did in one year in Rotterdam – you can find more of them on my flickr.
In these images, I tried to focus my visual research on the spaces of the suburbs and particularly in the voids left nearby huge housing operations.
Here is the concept:
“Experiencing the suburbs of Rotterdam, the perception that you gradually achieve on nature is the same that you could have in front of a showcase of shoes: the landscape is made from a number of still elements that never change and never move, constantly followed by the wise eye of men. The environment is a perfect mirror of the landscape project, that gave it birth but refused his evolution. Introducing even small-scale self-evolved elements in the scene makes chaos break out. This is what the original images want to point out and what the collages try to emphasize.
How to give nature the chance of a new renaissance?
In a completely idealistic way, the natural elements become icons and loose their original identity, their power is fully controlled and planned and the chance of an autonomous evolution is not even considered.
In our work we want to present a provocative and surreal rebirth, a new time to bloom for nature, in order to lead the public to a reflection. 100 years is the time for evolution.”