Arcadia One 2020

The series Arcadia portraits the Roman periphery from an unusual perspective.
Imagine walking from the city center to the hedge of the GRA (the ring highway containing Rome). Imagine going straight from point A to point B, no matter which obstacles are to climb, cross, or elude.
It’s along this path that places unknown to the most start to appear, and the common urban palimpsest shows its back.

The sense of known and unimagined, rise experiencing this “other landscapes,” contrasts the daily experience of those same places. Arcadian and yet-to-discover, on the one hand, while neglected and problematic, on the other.
So far, this dichotomy comes to be intensified through the superimposition of colorful skies, intense and dreamlike, altering the common perception of anonymous urban fragments.

Arcadia Two 2020

Arcadia Three 2020

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Chenxing Mi


Mi Chenxing is Domenica Bona’s Chinese name and her pseudonym as a photographer.

Domenica started photographing architecture in 2011, besides her academic and professional carrier as an architect, editorial curator, and researcher.

Based in Rome and frequently on the move, she explores the built environments, cultural landscapes, and architecture. Indeed, each photographic project is part of never-ending research on the poetics of the Anthropocene, crossing its tangible iterations of time, space, and phenomena.

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