No man’s lands, green fragments within the urban space, on the boundary between man’s imprint and his absence. They are the product of the tension between the anthropic element and neglect, where nature silently regains possession of what man abandons or overlooks. Urban corners, sometimes invisible or daily assimilated by the eye, carriers of an acquired ordinariness of landscape: they do not even show the sign of a struggle between re-emerging biodiversity and the greyness of concrete, deteriorating but resisting.
“Fragment indécidé du jardin planetarie”: this is how Gilles Clément defined the Third Landscape, the undetermined fragment of the planetary garden consisting in the whole of the places given back to nature by man’s neglect.
Our vision aims at describing the shift along the city’s threshold affecting co-existing forms of life. This is the point of maximum expansion (and subsequent stop) of the urban element, but also of nature where it borders on concrete. Searching for intersections at the mutual end of the line of an illusory conquest.
Photographs and text by Claudia Ioan and Massimiliano Tuveri
Represented by Doka Photography, an international Netherlands-based gallery committed to Fine Art photography and supporting photographers’ personal vision.
Limited edition prints available here: Doka Photography