What is Padania?
For someone is a Northern Italian geographical area, for others it is also an entity, never really recognized, where political and independent movements have found their base.
But does it actually exist outside the virtual perimeter that has so far given an identity to an idea?
“Padanistan” is a visual investigation of a territory, from Torino to Venezia, from Piemonte to Veneto, that drifts away from its well-known daily narration.
It is an analysis of its urban spaces, its borders, its ecosystem. It is a narration of the relationship between landscape and human presence, in an area undergoing a strong transformation: closed between the memory of an industrial past and a future full of uncertainties.
A project that delves into the identity of a place, and into mine too. Developed along the National Route Padana Superiore (former SS11), started in 2016 and not yet finished.