“Quant’ha Grosseto granella di sale (How many grains of salt Grosseto has)” Seven piles of salt, a symbol of Grosseto's... Read More
“Quant’ha Grosseto granella di sale
(How many grains of salt Grosseto has)”
piles of salt, a symbol of Grosseto's original identity and wealth, have been
positioned in the seven access points to the city center. The invitation is to
take a handful of salt from the gates, and take it with you to the place
dedicated to socializing, the original market square, significantly called
Piazza del Sale (“Salt Square”).
action activates a journey from the access points that, through the walls, lead
the outside to the city center, from the outside to the inside. Thus, the
perception of the walls as a border of separation and of the center as a
foreign, closed body, compared to the rest of the city expanded outside, is
heap in Piazza del Sale will be the index, in this sense, of a new and
reaffirmed wealth of Grosseto. The amount of salt left at each access point at
the end of the day will constitute a physical record of these connection flows.
action intends to underline the thresholds and passages that allow the crossing
of the walls, the osmosis between one side and the other, and the open and
continuous character of a city that is only materially delimited.
porosities return a fluid journey of space, referring to the original
waterways, making the boundary a permeable membrane, a contact boundary.