Totally Lost is an open and ongoing project curated by Spazi Indecisi for European Cultural Route ATRIUM. It’s a research that maps the remains of the architectural heritage of Totalitarian Regimes in Europe through photography and video and a visual tale that explores these architectural spaces as fragments to be reconnected as democratic places.
Totally Lost investigates the relationship of these totalitarian objects with the landscape and the relationship with today’s social context, collecting and bringing to light very diverse places that lies neglected all throughout Europe: factories, mines, power stations, homes, places of propaganda and power, bunkers, resorts, radar antennas, monuments and memorials, planned communities, entertainment venues, sanatoriums, hospitals and much more.
The process of research has involved, since 2013, almost 400 international photographers and videomakers: the high number of participation represents the very meaning of the project and forces to wonder about how to envision these areas in the future.
The second open call, ended in January 2016, has involved 186 international photographers and has mapped almost 300 dissonant places linked to Totalitarian Regimes, collecting over 2.600 photographs from over 25 nations.
The next exhibtion, showing a selection of materials of the second open call is scheduled for September 2016 in Italy.
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WILL THESE ARCHITECTURES EVER BECOME ARCHAEOLOGY?
WILL THEY EVER SET FREE OF THE IDEOLOGY THEY REPRESENTED AND WERE TOOL OF?
WILL THEY EVER BE TRATED AS SIMPLE CONTAINERS FOR NEW DOMOCRATIC CONTENTS?
DO TOTALITARIAN ARCHITECTURES REMAIN EVER TOTALITARIAN IN DEMOCRATIC SYSTEMS?