Cardboard model of Labes

Perspective views and study sketch of rotation

Long section with the Aurelian Walls on the background

Labes and the archeology

Labes is a multidisciplinary project focusing on archeology that promotes economic and social processes in urban areas of the city of Rome. To the archaeological oblivion, to which so many parts of our city are confined, we prefer a “living memory”. Labes reveals the value of the functional complexity and the same specificity of the archaeological project as driving force of a global reorganization. In terms of architectural space the project is developing the theme of the section and excavation. A series of “surgical” etchings in Via Sannio reveal the presence of some remnants of the past giving access to the new underground levels, and mainly digging along the Aurelian walls to reveal the base submerged linking the bottom of excavation with the top of Piazza San Giovanni. It is a research, from Lucio Fontana and more recently by Doris Salcedo, that shows through the act of engraving how it is possible to reveal new and unexpected worlds and dimensions.

— Antonino Saggio

Project: Labes - Strategies for the re-use of archeology in Rome 

Advisor: Antonino Saggio
Date: 09/2009 - 03/2010

Architecture - Academic Research

ArcheomaticaArchitettura & IT — Labes by Nicola Samorì

Term: Labes is a Latin word referred to chaotic regions, featuring ridges and steep valleys, in the Valles Marineris on Mars