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.



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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.

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From our ongoing project/Dal nostro progetto FRAGMENTS INDÉCIDÉS.

The Third Landscape – an undetermined fragment of the Planetary Garden – designates the sum of the space left over by man to landscape evolution – to nature alone. Included in this category are left behind (délaissé) urban or rural sites, transitional spaces, neglected land (friches). This is the notion of Third Landscape as defined by Gilles Clément.
Terre di nessuno, frammenti verdi all’interno dello spazio urbano, al confine tra l’impronta dell’uomo e la sua assenza. Sono i prodotti della tensione tra l’antropizzazione e l’incuria, dove la natura si riappropria in silenzio di ciò che l’uomo abbandona.

“Fragment indécidé du jardin planetarie, le tiers paysage est constitué de l’ensemble des lieux délaissés par l’homme”: così Gilles Clément definiva il terzo paesaggio, quel frammento indeciso del giardino planetario costituito dall’insieme dei luoghi ceduti nuovamente alla natura dall’incuria dell’uomo.

Roma, quartiere Laurentino, 2015-2016