Outskirts #001002685

Photograph by

Sergio Figliolia ARPS

About this image

Rome, 2012. From Outskirts, a project investigating the areas around the capital. New residential areas, with almost no public services, next to huge shopping centres. Desolate corners. Temporary limitations. The lights of the lamp-posts are the almost only incarnation of public services. These are also the boundary areas where what looks to be a fight between humans and nature goes on. After every victory, every human conquest, a flag would be put up to state that victory. In this case the light of the lamp-posts is the constant and ubiquitous flag of human civilization.