Lorenzo Zandri ↑
Lost & Found
‘Lost and Found’ is a photographic exploration in the City of London, investigating the religious traces in the first district of the capital.
The majority have traditionally been regarded as the work of the British architect Christopher Wren. Some of these architectures function have been changed from the original religious use and purpose, others have been demolished due to the Great Fire of London in 1966 and to the multiple bombs during the Second World War. These have been rebuilt somehow; other ruins of them have been converted into gardens and public spaces instead, as silent ruins surrounded by trees and greenery.
Generally speaking, these architectures stand as beautiful bastions in the continuous regeneration process of the architectural and urban context of the city center.
The attention of the photo-reportage is not focused on the religious aspect of the buildings either to the architectural style and period; however, it aims at questioning the missing importance of these spatial uses into the contemporary complexity of the city.
Extraordinarily numerous and diverse, these historical urban elements seem to be suffocated by the saturation and stratification of the surrounding architectures, but they represent safe spots and clear points of orientation in a crowded and noisy zone of London.