A house is a machine for living.
( Le Corbusier )
[T]he concept of home is beautifully expressed in this aphorism, seemingly so far away, yet so close.
A precious commodity, an absolute value for each individual; but how is changing the concept of home in this time of deep economic crisis?
In the collective imagination we associate the idea to apartments, villas, palaces, castles, everything has always been a refuge, big or small, rich or small.
Referring to the words of Le Corbusier, today the house is a machine for living, and my photographic research is leading me to investigate how many victims of the crisis, new poor, are forced to reinvent the concept of home and especially to live it, as you may never have imagined.
Caravans and even cars are the new homes of Italians who are no longer able to afford a roof, in the usual sense of the term.
But whatever its form, the house is always the place where we go, where we find refuge from the outside, and always will be the right place…
Fabio Moscatelli (www.fabiomoscatelli.it)
Born in Rome, he lives in his hometown. In 2013, he was finalist in the Leica Award and winner of National Geographic competition in Portraits category. In 2014 takes part in the realization of the CEI’s photographic campaign “Chiedilo a Loro”. He has published on Lens Culture, Phnom Magazine, Magazine Shoot and Private International Review Of Photography. In 2014 he won Moscow International Foto Awards’14 in Book: Documentary category. He is contributor for Echo Agency.