A043: Exploring the underground culture of Rotterdam. The conversation with Riccardo de Vecchi
Rotterdam is a super interesting city, socially and architecturally, because it is experimental and it has a particular underground context which is based on the anti-squat system. There are plenty of empty buildings scattered throughout the city that are affordable for creatives.
In the words of Riccardo de Vecchi, a photographer with an architectural background, whose work is based on a deep understanding of the subject. Riccardo captures a broad range of projects and collaborates with architects and artists, maintaining his specific approach.
In this episode, we will talk about Riccardo’s practice in analogue and digital photography, discover his projects in the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, or Germany, and share the lessons learned from photography masters Massimo Vitali and Todd Hido. Also, we will cover Riccardo’s most recent ongoing project “Who is ugly now?”, which is an explorative visual essay on the city of Rotterdam. Pictures of newly built towers, squares, and anti-squat buildings where underground culture is nested, create a unique portrait of Rotterdam.
We invite you to listen to the exclusive episode in English in the podcast “Photography and Architecture.” Stay tuned for more exciting conversations in the future!
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Episode cover picture is taken from the project “Who is ugly now” ©Riccardo de Vecchi. More information: riccardodevecchi.net
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