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Destruction – Reconstruction @ UCL



Destruction – Reconstruction @ UCL

The Destruction – Reconstruction exhibition, which opened last fall at MACRO Museum in Rome and then has been on display here at the Italian Cultural Institute - London, is now hosted by EPICEntre@UCL, the international centre of excellence for earthquake engineering research. The theme of reconstruction and recovery after a destructive earthquake is one of the central educational objectives of the International Master Programme in Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Management run by EPICentre. It is also central to the cross-disciplinary UCL Grand Challenges, focusing on research on Sustainable Cities and Human Wellbeing.

Opening on Friday 21 April 2017, 6pm, at UCL North Cloisters: Haldane Room [BOOK NOW]

On the 24th of August 2016, a devastating 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Central Italy, all but destroying the ancient mountainous town of Amatrice. Two later events, on the 26th and 30th of October 2016 spread destruction further north, razing to the ground several important monuments and architectural heritage in Umbria, Marche and Lazio.

Following the August event, Academics and PhD students from EPICentre and IRDR, organised a two weeks’ reconnaissance mission to the region under the EEFIT banner (Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team, Institution of Structural Engineers) to record the geophysical and structural damage and analyse the consequences of the destruction.

In parallel the Italian Cultural Institute in London launched a mission to support a project commissioned by FOTOGRAFIA – International Festival of Rome, as part of a fund-raising programme in support of the restoration of the cultural heritage affected by the earthquake. Flavio Scollo and Daniele Molajoli went on site after the August event and later in November. Through the angle of their lenses they collected a series of dramatic shots, mapping the progression of destruction caused by the earthquake swarm, but also the first steps towards recovery.

Daniele Molajoli (Rome, 1975) - Photographer based in Rome, specialized in architecture and art documentation. He alternates his professional activity with personal project and reportages. He exhibited in several shows and festivals in Italy, among which the Risorgimento museum and the MACRO museum in Rome. He is currently working on a project involving the relationship between photography and memory.

Flavio Scollo (Turin, 1984) - Photographer and curator, he is currently based in Rome. His research is focused on the study of the anthropological contemporary by analysing the historical and prehistoric and using methods inspired by, or mutuate, from archaeological practice. Recently he has collaborated as curatorial artist with the State Archive of Rome. The first chapter of his latest work A Quest for Fire has been selected for the main collective of the XIV edition of the FOTOGRAFIA – International Festival of Rome.


Data: da Ven 21 Apr 2017 a Ven 12 Mag 2017

Orario: Alle 18:00

Organizzato da : ICI London

In collaborazione con : EPICentre@UCL

Ingresso : Libero


UCL North Cloisters: Haldane Room