Collettivo [nove], Eleonora Calvelli
Villaggio Olimpico Roma
2010, Linen hardcover
Bilingual: Italian / English
23x23 cm, 96 pages
In 1960 Rome hosted the 17th Olympics of the modern era. And those games forever changed the urban landscape of the city, starting with Villaggio Olimpico which, once the sports competitions ended, became the district of the rising middle class; a functional and futuristic neighbourhood, based on a delicate balance between nature and concrete. After 50 years, nature has taken over; few scattered traces, sometimes scattered, testify to the visible presence of man. But the village remains a lively, vital, unique neighborhood, to be discovered step by step.
The collective was born in Rome in 2008 as a centre for photographic research and promotion through exhibitions, lectures, workshops and independent projects. Those who took part in the realisation of Villaggio Olimpico Roma are Antonello Mazzei, Eleonora Calvelli, Marco Rapaccini, Federico Ciamei and Michela Papalia as the curator of the project.
Italian photographer currently based in Rome, Italy. After completing her studies in Russian Language and Literature and a master in Journalism at the University of Rome La Sapienza, she followed a two-years course in Photography at the Scuola Romana di Fotografia in Rome (2005). In 2008, she participated to the workshop Il cammino della Via Francigena. The final project was exhibited at the VII International Festival of Rome, and was selected to participate in the China Pingyao International Photography Festival.In 2010 she exhibited at Fotoleggendo a first part of the long-term project Rainbow Families, on Italian homogenitorial families and won two honorable mentions, one at the International Photography Awards and the other at the Lucca Digital Photo Festival. In 2010, she won another honorable mention at the International Photography Award for her project Villaggio Olimpico Roma. She has exhibited her works in Italy and abroad. Her photos have been published in the collective volumes Il cammino della Via Francigena, Zoneattive; Pastori, Punctum; Villaggio Olimpico Roma, Postcart. Her work focuses on documentary and portrait photography, with a particular inclination to describe the interactions and mutual influences between man, environment and nature. She works on personal projects and assignments.
Loredana De Pace, Foto Cult, 15/02/2012
Villaggio Olimpico Roma
Claudia Cavalieri, Sguardo Contemporaneo, 20/09/2010
Intervista al collettivo [nove]
Giovanni Chiaramonte, Àlvaro Siza
Giovanni Cocco, Caterina Serra