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Correspondences?
Correspondences is a project that develops within the research FAREspazio_note sul paesaggio, the outcome of the collaboration between Paola Boscaini and Cristina Materassi.The aim of the project is to investigate the forms that the action of living imprints on space. It is an investigation that takes shape, from time to time, through the activation of relational artistic practices and public participation.

The aim of Correspondences is to document how the ways of living are expressed within the urban context, ranging from the public to the private, human and non-human spheres. Creating relationships, sharing perceptions and collecting individual testimonies is, in our opinion, the only way to understand and narrate how the essence of inhabiting is implemented in a given place.

Correspondences is based on documentation processes that allow us to create a basis on which to work. A base that clearly shows everyone’s desires, needs and conditions, because it is people who shape the territory, in a continuous dialogue with the surrounding environment. Space is modelled and mutually influences those who inhabit it.

Correspondences is an ongoing investigation that has “correspondence” as its founding principle.

Correspondence as exchange of letters between people, correspondences made up of reciprocal relations between different elements, spiderwebs of intricate relationships seeking a form (Calvino, 1972).

Turin and surroundings

Paola Boscaini

Paola Boscaini was born in July 1997 in Trento (Italy). In October 2016 she moved to Florence to undertake a course of study in Visual Arts, Painting, at the Accademy of Fine Arts. Here, in May 2020, she obtained the bachelor degree with a mark of 110/110 cum laude. She currently lives in Turin and attends the second level course in Painting at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts.

Cristina Materassi

Born in Florence in 1997. Lives and works in Turin within spazioBUHO.

In 2020 she obtained the bachelor degree in Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. In the same year she enrolled in the master’s degree course in Painting at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin.