ORO ALLA PATRIA

2019

Oro alla Patria investigates developmentalist and colonialist power structures in fascist Italy, through the history of the rationalist architecture built in its former African colonies. The project combines landscapes, failed utopias and different staging strategies, in order to rethink today´s forms of colonialism and totalitarianism. I approach the topic from the point of view of my own heritage of mixed identity (Peruvian-Italian). In the narrative of the project I point out unusual resonances by connecting events that, despite being physically and temporally as distant as the Peruvian and African colonial pasts, are strangely similar.