Aliqual is my story of L’Aquila or of its parallel reality that took shape following the earthquake. It is the story of the suspended reality in which everyday people are often forced to live, as a consequence of globalization and political and economic decisions in which their voices are frequently ignored. It has parallels with Iceland, a rich nation that went bankrupt overnight without any real responsibility of its inhabitants; with the Greek economic crisis; and with the limbo in which Italy has lived for decades, between wealth, incurable recession, corrupt politics, and disinterest.
Aliqual is not a site-specific story, but regards us all. It is important that it be supported and disseminated, because an earthquake may destroy houses, but roots can only be destroyed by man.