Climate change is not just a matter of economy and survival. It affects perception and habit, identity and memory. According with the theory of southward shifting latitude, in a few decades climate changing will make temperature arise even more in our cities: so Paris will take the place of Toulose, London of Bordeaux, Rome will replace Tunis, and so on. «Rome is above all an atmosphere, a light, a climate: (…) it is like a destiny, one of the many expressions of that eternity since ever attributed to the city», Ludovico Quaroni stated in 1969. But what would happen if its average temperature raised even further? What would happen to its celebrated blond light? What about the clarity of its horizon? How will local vegetation, life cycles, seasonal interplay change? What would happen to its unconscious open-air choreography, to the social ritual of every day common life? Southward. When Rome Will Have Gone to Tunis expresses the travelogue of Rome going to Africa, by the incomprehensible scale of climate change, seen through visual and auditory minutiae. The usual connection between space and time is put into question and finally begs the question: Is this Rome, are you serious?

Metta, A. (2018). Verso sud. Quando Roma sarà andata a Tunisi-Southward. When Rome will have gone to Tunis. Melfi : Casa Editrice Libria snc di G. Carbone & C..

Verso sud. Quando Roma sarà andata a Tunisi-Southward. When Rome will have gone to Tunis

Annalisa Metta
2018-01-01

Abstract

Climate change is not just a matter of economy and survival. It affects perception and habit, identity and memory. According with the theory of southward shifting latitude, in a few decades climate changing will make temperature arise even more in our cities: so Paris will take the place of Toulose, London of Bordeaux, Rome will replace Tunis, and so on. «Rome is above all an atmosphere, a light, a climate: (…) it is like a destiny, one of the many expressions of that eternity since ever attributed to the city», Ludovico Quaroni stated in 1969. But what would happen if its average temperature raised even further? What would happen to its celebrated blond light? What about the clarity of its horizon? How will local vegetation, life cycles, seasonal interplay change? What would happen to its unconscious open-air choreography, to the social ritual of every day common life? Southward. When Rome Will Have Gone to Tunis expresses the travelogue of Rome going to Africa, by the incomprehensible scale of climate change, seen through visual and auditory minutiae. The usual connection between space and time is put into question and finally begs the question: Is this Rome, are you serious?
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Metta, A. (2018). Verso sud. Quando Roma sarà andata a Tunisi-Southward. When Rome will have gone to Tunis. Melfi : Casa Editrice Libria snc di G. Carbone & C..
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