LugoLand - Italian Photographic Topographies

This visiting school is the AA’s first dedicated workshop program that explores the potential of the photograph to create an image of the city.

In the seventies and eighties, a new vision developed within Italian photography. A generation of photographers emerged who were drawn to explore invisible landscapes – marginal spaces at the edges of the city, the forgotten corners of ordinary towns. Rejecting the iconic, they created a new photographic paradigm that privileged the regional and celebrated landscapes of the everyday.

Inspired by this rich history of Italian photography, we will use photography to explore and document the architectures and landscapes of Lugo.

The 8-day program will include a seminar with internationally renowned photographer Guido Guidi on his critically acclaimed project on Carlo Scarpa’s masterpiece Brion Vega Tomb, a visit to the Brion Vega Tomb in San Vito d’Altivole near Treviso and a lecture by the eminent photographic historian Antonello Frongia on Italian photography and the New Topographics movement.