from latin
familia (household)

Familia explores the meaning of family in a migratory context, in particular the one relating to London, where I have been living for more than five years.

With the increasing rental cost of houses in London, situations where unrelated people share the same house or families rent part of their homes to strangers have become more and more common. These coexistences create new dynamics, where intimacy and trust are built day by day, the concept of privacy is revisited and the whole idea of coexistence is discussed.

While the series initially questioned how the city changes the traditional family pattern in relation to different households, it slowly took on a more personal connotation, becoming an occasion for me to reflect on my relationship with the Rule family, with whom I have lived for more than a year, and on the meaning that similar realities can assume in the search for a sense of belonging to new places.

Alternating fiction and reality, I tried to portray and understand that new reality of which I had become part, an 'artificial family', halfway between a cohabitation of strangers and a traditional family coexistence. The process has inevitably left space for a personal reflection on the detachment I experienced from my family back home in Italy and, more generally, on the different possibilities of intending a family.


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