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19th-21st May


© Filippo Romano

LW 2017


For the first time, alongside the operative workshop for the creation of art installations in the landscape, there will also be a photography workshop, in which the participants will realize a photographic project about the charming historical center of Cosenza, under the guidance of the photographer Filippo Romano.

Born in 1968, he is a documentary and architecture photographer. He graduated at I.S.I.A. in  Urbino with Michele Provinciali. And specialized in photo documentary at the full time program at  the International Center of photography (I.C.P.) in New York. Romano’s work are mostly about cities, architectures and urban dwellers. He currently collaborates since 1998 with the architecture’s section of the art pubblisher Skira, to many   and his work have been featurated  in  Abitare magazine , Dwell magazine, Domus, Io Donna, Courrier International, Huffington Post, Newsweek .  In 2007  he is the winner of the grant Pesaresi\Contrasto with the project  OFF CHINA about the urban development of the chinese cities. He is the co author of Soleri Town a book about the utopian architecture of Paolo Soleri in 2009 he was selected in the exhibition the Joy at the Rome photo festival  with “Waterfront” a series from the project  about the city of Trieste. 

In 2010 he was in Haiti for a photoreportage about the earthquake  e his project Route 106 about the ladscape devastation by the illegals buildings in Calabria region was exhibited in the Biennale of Architecture in Venice in 2010.

In 2011 he started his project about the ghetto of Mathare in Nairobi and he have been part of the exhibition “Sao Paulo Calling” in San Paulo art museum in 2012. His ongoing project about Nairobi was part of the exhibition MadeinSlum\Mathare Nairobi in the Triennale Museum in Milan in 2013. Palladio and Jefferson is a long therm research exhibited in Montreal, Canada, at the Canadian Center for Architecture C.C.A. He is a member of the agency luzphoto and currently he is a teacher at the Naba design school in Milan and in the master of photography at  the IUAV faculty in Venice.


The historical city center of Cosenza is one of the last Italian town centers to be in a

particular impasse, almost entirely abandoned but totally intact and not yet "cleared" and "gentrified".

This photography workshop about landscape and architecture intends to work on the interpration manners of urban abandonment trying not to lose the empathy with the places and their history, as well as working on their raw nature and their state of urban spaces in the making.

We will seek an investigative method and a proper way in giving a measure to the abandonment, seen not as the apocalypse of living, but as a necessary stop in the biological life cycle of the cities.

With the hope that the center of Cosenza in the future will not turn into an open-air shopping mall, we will start to illustrate it to pave the way for a conversion of its abandoned spaces in new opportunities and ways of living.


Italian + English



 12th May 2017



The participation fee for the workshop is 200 € (accommodation and meals are not included)

The Cultural Association Landworks guarantees a favorable price for those who want to take advantage of board and lodging. For more information write to

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