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Current Projects

Current PROJECTS

Photo-Essay (2024)

An experimental image-text piece published in the CCA web issue: Keep Safe

Davide Deriu’s photo-essay, On the Edge, inaugurates the new web issue published by the Canadian Centre of Architecture (CCA), which focuses on how different measures and regulations ensure or prevent safety in our built environment. This experimental image-text piece weaves together a series of photographs from the CCA collections that feature protective barriers such as handrails and parapets. It revisits prominent place in the canon of Western architectural history in order to explore how photographs can visualise the tense state of being on the edge. By disrupting the logic of the archive, the essay draws on the indeterminate character of fragments to provoke new insights and interpretations.

 

EDITED BOOK (FORTHCOMING)

A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS on city photobooks EDITED BY D. DERIU AND A. MAGGI

The edited volume, Picturing Cities: The Photobook as Urban Narrative, is the result of an ongoing collaboration with the Iuav University of Venice. It comprises 13 international contributions, including an essay by Deriu on the right to the vertical city. This collaborative effort stems from a double conference session chaired with Angelo Maggi in Bologna (AISU 2019). The book will be published in open access by FrancoAngeli in the spring 2024.

 

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CONTACT

Davide Deriu
School of Architecture & Cities

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Funding

2014/5 | WELLCOME TRUST
Small Grant in the Medical Humanities

2019/20 | BRITISH ACADEMY
Mid-Career Fellowship

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