Io sul Po ci sono nata

[I Was Born on the River Po ] (2019 - Ongoing)

Ongoing research, interviews, walks

Padania, an alternative name for the Po Valley, in Northern Italy was a mere geographical designation until it became the flagship of a new nation imagined by the populist and separatist party ‘North League’. I always felt uncomfortable if not horrified about the ideological hijack of the semantics of ’Padania’, my region.

‘I was born on the River Po’ is an attempt to resew a new narration out of my grandmother point of view: she sailed and fished in the Po water, farmed its fertile shores, collected its wild herbs and feasted on its banks.