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This month we show the work by Marco Zorzanello about the new way of inhabiting the sheds in Northeastern Italy.
From the 1960s, the so-called "engine" of the Italian economy has founded its wealth on its small and medium enterprises, which have however become so widespread as to turn the Veneto region into one scattered big city. In times of crisis, this model of development has been challenged by the low-cost mass production of the emerging economies; many factories have shut down or de-localized production and many sheds are now vacant or abandoned. These empty spaces have gradually been reinvented and repopulated, turning into homes, gathering places for carnival associations, popular gyms, music studios, skate and parkour centers, art studios, evangelical churches and Hindu temples.
Marco Zorzanello was born in Vicenza in 1979. In 2005 he graduated in Humanities at the University Ca 'Foscari in Venice and in 2011 he specialized in reportage photography at the John Kaverdash Institute in Milan.