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Statale 106 is a documentary photo project on the road, the 106 highway running along the Jonic coast from Reggio Calabria to Taranto, curated by Filippo Romano between 2009 and 2019. With the aim to portrait the complexity of this territory, Statale 106 intends to overcome the too often stereotyped narrative presenting a poor, abandoned, unfinished, illegal land of the south of Italy and instead including what Romano calls ‘photographic episodes’ such as archaeological sites, weird buildings and encounters with citizens, migrants, farmers. And if the major outcome of Statale 106 is witnessing the anthropic acts on a wounded landscape, the project is also able to bring out further not-geographic paths, that lead to the multiple economic and cultural context rooted in it.
Statale 106 is currently on show at Biennale di Architettura di Venezia, Padiglione Italia, curated by Alessandro Melis.