An Italian IT Company asked three international authors to 'photograph the Italy of Altevie' and to do so by using one simple rule: look for the public space dedicated to leisure that was closest to the headquarters of one of our clients, so long as it was within one kilometre radius of it. Raimond Wouda (The Netherlands), Céline Clanet (France) and Jan Stradtmann (Germany) told about the space of play and about the places of social interaction through witnesses that are able to stimulate new visions, perspectives, and hypotheses.
At the source of the project is the will to tell the work of Altevie Technologies without necessarily exposing their clients' brands but instead by constructing a narrative of nearby places – the areas of leisure, seen as the reverse shot of the ones dedicated to work.
The result of this process is 1KM: a work of photographic research that investigates the public spaces neighbouring big businesses, factories, utilities, and R&D centres of Italian excellence. There is a bit of everything along this journey: monumental spaces, open landscapes, parks with leisure facilities, improvised sport fields, hidden corners, historic arenas, youth and sport centres, self-managed spaces… An unexpected journey, able to tell stories that represent us deeply.
Photography: Raimond Wouda, Céline Clanet, Jan Stradtmann
Concept: Landscape Stories
Curator: Gianpaolo Arena
Layout and Graphics: Claudio Bettio
Editorials Translations: Michela Leoni
Interviews Translations: Sergio Tranquilli
Printing: Graficart, Italy
Copyright: © 2016 Altevie Technologies, Raimond Wouda, Céline Clanet, Jan Stradtmann and authors