Created on January 23, 2016
Clivo di Monte del Gallo, 4, 00165 Roma RM, Italy

Uma Cabra

 Forgotten hopes to bring attention to buildings, considered to have high potential and that run the risk of being forgotten, through street art, linked to several collateral events aimed to let the people appreciate the building and its surroundings

Bordalo II, conveys the perfect message to highlight this metamorphosis. In his work, which converts urban garbage into large assemblages representing colorful and impactful animals, he demonstrates how rejected objects can be repurposed to form art. The artist’s works are at the same time a critique towards contemporary society that is not able to see the beauty that can come also from waste materials.

The place chosen is Saint Peter Station which, with 253 trains per day, is the station of the shortest international railway in the world – connecting Italy with Vatican State.

This intervention at Saint Peter Station owned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (Ferrovia dello Stato Group) talks about the profound metamorphosis of urban areas: the main railway Stations to access the city of Rome, built in the beginning of the 20th century, and at the time placed at the outskirts of the city, became very central after the physiological expansion of the metropolis, and are nowadays used for local and suburban transportation with record peaks of daily users. Forgotten proposes the theme of urban stations to underline their historical meaning but also the real possibility to use more and more metropolitan trains instead of road transportation in the future.

For more info on the "making of" , head over to local Giulia's Blocal blog for some interesting stories.
Bordalo ll—Uma Cabra
Hunted by Tim Marschang.

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Date created2016-01-23T23:00:00.000Z
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