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Fabiano Micocci

http://www.neararchitecture.com

Alamanas 11, 15342, Agia Paraskevi, Greece
Fabiano Micocci (Rome, 1976) graduated from the University of Roma Tre in 2002 where he also specialized in 'History of the Design Process' (2003). He obtained his PhD degree in Architecture and Urban Design from the University of Florence (2010). Ηe currently teaches at the University of Thessaly. He taught in Greece, Italy and Lebanon and in workshops and summer schools worldwide. He is co-founder of the architecture and research practice NEAR architecture.

Athens is a Collage


A book. A city. A collage. Many voices.

Athens is a Collage


A book. A city. A collage. Many voices.
A book of collage works and interviews that builds a heteroclite iconography of Athens during the crisis to trigger imagination through reality
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The project 'Athens is a Collage' is a book about images, images about Athens. But it is also a book about stories, fragmented and incomplete, of architects and artists that adopt the philosophy of the Collage Art to express their thoughts and feelings about the city.
Looking at Athens using collage is an attempt of decomposition and re-composition of the physical body of the city through the psyches of those that experience it. Because collage is a subjective practice, it elaborates what already exists filtering it with each personal background. But such subjective practice should also be considered a historical statement that witnesses Athens through the economic crisis.
The collection of these works builds a novel urban iconography that is made up of unconventional, hybrid, heteroclite, and fantastic images that are indisputably true because they are grounded on the real. This work fosters a new visual narrative in antithesis with common mainstream narrations.


Fabiano Micocci, Nouvelle Arcadia

Alexandros Maganiotis, A Disturbance of the Memory

Danai Gkoni, There is no longer outside

Carmelo Baglivo, Archeo Fun

Thanassis Manis, The Cemetery of Modern Athens

Athens is a Collage


A book. A city. A collage. Many voices.

Athens is a Collage


A book. A city. A collage. Many voices.
A book of collage works and interviews that builds a heteroclite iconography of Athens during the crisis to trigger imagination through reality
File under
Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

The project 'Athens is a Collage' is a book about images, images about Athens. But it is also a book about stories, fragmented and incomplete, of architects and artists that adopt the philosophy of the Collage Art to express their thoughts and feelings about the city.
Looking at Athens using collage is an attempt of decomposition and re-composition of the physical body of the city through the psyches of those that experience it. Because collage is a subjective practice, it elaborates what already exists filtering it with each personal background. But such subjective practice should also be considered a historical statement that witnesses Athens through the economic crisis.
The collection of these works builds a novel urban iconography that is made up of unconventional, hybrid, heteroclite, and fantastic images that are indisputably true because they are grounded on the real. This work fosters a new visual narrative in antithesis with common mainstream narrations.


Fabiano Micocci, Nouvelle Arcadia

Alexandros Maganiotis, A Disturbance of the Memory

Danai Gkoni, There is no longer outside

Carmelo Baglivo, Archeo Fun

Thanassis Manis, The Cemetery of Modern Athens


Idea by

Fabiano Micocci
Alamanas 11, 15342
Agia Paraskevi
Greece
Fabiano Micocci (Rome, 1976) graduated from the University of Roma Tre in 2002 where he also specialized in 'History of the Design Process' (2003). He obtained his PhD degree in Architecture and Urban Design from the University of Florence (2010). Ηe currently teaches at the University of Thessaly. He taught in Greece, Italy and Lebanon and in workshops and summer schools worldwide. He is co-founder of the architecture and research practice NEAR architecture.