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Salvatore Esposito, The Hell of Scampia. © Salvatore Esposito. 1 / 10       Salvatore Esposito, The Hell of Scampia. © Salvatore Esposito.

Comb – at, 2005. A knife-like comb for the handbag to have a psychological weapon close at hand when out walking. Obtained by the hybridization of a comb and a combat knife –hence the name ‘Comb-at’ – it is manufactured in plastic with the tip not considered to be a real weapon. 2 / 10       Comb – at, 2005. A knife-like comb for the handbag to have a psychological weapon close at hand when out walking. Obtained by the hybridization of a comb and a combat knife –hence the name Comb-at – it is manufactured in plastic with the tip not considered to be a real weapon.

The Perfect Knife. A knife is an object that since the beginning of human existence was used as a weapon and in most cases was associated with the procurement of food. Nowadays knives are mainly used in the kitchen environment where there is still a strong association with the element of slaughter -even though people tend to forget that.
This project alters the primary function of a standardized object creating instead an object of reflection. This ‘Perfect Knife’ is an object which cuts, perforates and injures the flesh of both the prey and the predator. The sharp edge is everywhere around the rim of the knife while its flat shape obliges the user to hold it in a manner which assures his own injury.
A perfect form of an archetypal knife, which embodies the forms of all knives in one. A responsible object which in order to be used requires courage and awareness. The question though is whether we are ready to take in our hands such a dysfunctional
object. © CC-Tapis. 3 / 10       The Perfect Knife. A knife is an object that since the beginning of human existence was used as a weapon and in most cases was associated with the procurement of food. Nowadays knives are mainly used in the kitchen environment where there is still a strong association with the element of laughter -even though people tend to forget that. This project alters the primary function of a standardized object creating instead an object of eflection. This Perfect Knife is an object which cuts, perforates and injures the flesh of both the prey and the predator. The sharp edge is verywhere around the rim of the knife while its flat shape obliges the user to hold it in a manner which assures his own injury. A perfect form of an archetypal knife, which embodies the forms of all knives in one. A responsible object which in order to be used requires courage and awareness. The question though is whether we are ready to take in our hands such a dysfunctional object. © CC-Tapis.

Drawings exhibition Mannequin. © GangCity. 4 / 10       Drawings exhibition Mannequin. © GangCity.

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During the visit to the exhibition GangCity. © GangCity. 10 / 10       During the visit to the exhibition GangCity. © GangCity.

GangCity: design, art, fashion and photography

«GangCity documents the phenomenon of urban clusters – said Fabio Armao, curator of the exhibitions and professor of International Relations at the University of Turin DIST, University Department of Science, Planning and Policies of the Politecnico of Torino Territory – void of any form of control of legality, and ruled by a growing multitude of violent non-state actors – gangs, mafias, terrorists – with the aim of activating processes for the reappropriation and securitization of public and private spaces».

The narrative register that emerges from the scientific of the gangs blends with the choral stories of architects, urbanists, and artists, actors together with the inhabitants of new life cycles of urban clusters finally freed from gangs violence through the practice of social inclusion instead of repression. For section Design partecipate Stefano Boccalini, Simona Brugnetti & Simona Zappi, Valeria Bruni, Alejando Carrini, Giulia Cerrato, CRTLZak, Lorenzo Damiani, Valerio Fogliati, Pietro Gaeli, Ghigos, Steve Graham, Marta Grignani, Alessandro Guerriero, Giulio Iacchetti, Ideas, Marcello Nieto Matteo Ragni, Philippe Starck, Santino Stefanini, Joe Velluto, Defense Distributed (Cody Wilson), Thanos Zakopoulos, Zero31 Exhibitors; for Art section Lisa Wade and for Photography section Letizia Battaglia, Francesco Cito, Donna De Cesare, Salvatore Esposito, Walter Leonardi, Valerio Polici.

The project is intended to disclose the mutual influence between violence and the geography of the city, paying peculiar attention to the gangs as primary groups – both in structural terms, and because mostly involving adolescents – showing how they constitute and spread within the urban ghettos. «The language of gangs – explain Davide Crippa, curator of Design section – consists of symbols, signs, rules; it is a society within a society and the dynamics it moves with are similar but the moral codes are very different.For this reason for the design section we decided to create a system of mirrors, an effect that would bounce between the dynamics and logic of the gangs and the everyday routines reviewed according to their values. We propose irreverent codes that relate directly or metaphorically with the former». Emphasis will be given to how the various urban elements contribute to facilitating or obstructing the sprawling of criminal activities: borderline areas, derelict industrial zones, high density residential zones with a low quality of life, compared to more positive elements such as the presence of public transport systems, urban structures with a range of functions, commercial connective tissues, youth clubs, social services, public or private parks and gardens. «The reason for its prosperity – said Roberto Lavarini, curator section of sacred art and tattoos – lies with one – and possibly its most important – features: the tattoo binds the relationships within the group. By having a tattoo inked on his skin, the gang member is demonstrating his loyalty, his belonging and, at the same time, tells any onlookers of its nature».

Fostering a cross-over of disciplines and methodologies, GangCity proposes an International Symposium, and an Exhibition composed of different sections: photography, design, fashion, and religious simbols and tattoos; together with an array of other scientific workshops and shows.

As part of GangCity, on November, 3rd 2016, it will also open the exhibition Il signor Sindaco e la Città futura (Mr. Mayor and the future Town) by Gianfranco Ferraro, work on the activities of Mimmo Lucano, the mayor of Riace.


GangCity. Gli spazi della criminalità giovanile e le strategie di resilience urbana
Arsenale Nord, Spazio Thetis, Castello 2737/f - Venice (Italy)
28 May - 27 November 2016

opening times: from Tuesday to Thursday, 11am - 18pm | closed on Monday
admission fee: free entrance
info: +39 (0)41 2406335
www.gangcity.it

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Francesco Cito
Donna De Cesare
Salvatore Esposito
Walter Leonardi
Valerio Polici
Gianfranco Ferraro

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