Under the Volcano

This on-going series began in January 2014 and explores the life at the feet of the Vesuvius volcano, in the so-called Red Zone, an high risk seismic area that in case of eruption is likely to be invaded by lava flows, inhabited by 700.000 people. I’m interested in knowing how the people “feel” the volcano and how its presence has come into their lives to the point to bring them to “domesticate” the risk and the danger. I tried to explore the complex relationship between human beings and the nature around them researching the peculiarities of the place through the imaginary and the stories people tell about it, focusing my attention on the relationship with the inhabited space, that can be imagined or real as well.