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Frammenti di Italia Abbandonata

LUISS Guido Carli hosts a collective photography exhibit from Stefano Barattini, Eleonora Costi and Flavio Facibeni.


Frammenti di Italia Abbandonata
A journey to discover places lost and destroyed by time

March 16 – April 20, 2018
Inauguration Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. - Aula Chiesa, Viale Romania 32

The exhibit presents fifteen photographs from three urban explorers: Stefano Barattini, Eleonora Costi and Flavio Facibeni. The shots come from the awareness association Italia Abbandonata, established in 2015 by two LUISS students: Francesco De Simone and Alessandro Santocono, who use Instagram to show inaccessible spaces to tell the story of lives and places that are long gone.


Lasciate solo impronte, prendete solo emozioni  (leave only fingerprints, take only feelings) is the motto of those who photograph abandoned places, demonstrating deep respect for the places they visit: crumbling buildings, factories in disuse, former psychiatric hospitals, abandoned villas. The photoraphers keep the locations secret as to prevent vandalism and theft.

The photographers

Stefano Barattini

1958, Milano. His first shots date back to 1979 when he began to travel. For a number of years he collaborated with auto magazines, publishing a variety of spreads. For nearly four years he has focused on photographing abandoned buildings. in 2017 he received an award for his work in urban exploration from the City of Mortara. He also counts numerous publications, personal exhibitions and collaborations with Nikon Photographers Advanced.

Eleonora Costi

1989, Milano. Costi currently works as a fashion and event photographer and specializes in social documentation.  Her passion for urban exploration Abandoned H. Ell, a project that tells the stories of abandoned places, full of the lives and stories that accompanied them, from houses that are still furnished to former psychiatric hospitals, from churches to monasteries. She has published in numerous Italian and foreign newspapers, exhibited on her own and organizes photography competitions. In 2016 she won the LYNX 2016 International Contemporary Art Prize.

Flavio Facibeni

1981, Forlì. First encountered photography through his father, Facibeni first became interested in nature and night photography and has worked to immortalize the scenery of his native region, Romagna. In 2014 he became a professional photographer and urban explorer and debuted at Brick Lane Gallery in London and in Venice for Fondazione Mazzoleni Onlus.

External participants must register to attend the inauguration.

The exhibit is open to the public until April 20, 2018. External visitors may make a reservation Monday - Friday:
T.: 06 85225655