When the intention fails: the permanence of the temporary
How to relate the inherent optimism of the intention with the sometimes cruel reality of the context?
Is the intention strong enough to overcome the resilience of the context?
What remains to be seen during the process of confrontation between intention and context?
When the intention fails: the permance of the temporary
Milano, Via Andrea del Sarto. A triangular plot hosts a wonderful complex of 15 liberty villas, realized in the twenties by the architect Giovanni Broglio. After years of decay brighter times are seen to come: a promising poster announces the renovation of the complete area with the appealing slogan “Vivere l’eleganza Liberty a Milano” [Living the Liberty elegance in Milano].
Years after nothing seems to be changed: the villas are untouched, the liberty decoration dimmed by the patina of time, while the captivating poster still proclaims its optimistic message. The intentions have started to fade tough, and the observer, after the initial curiosity, begins to ignore the promised future and to get used to this crystallized temporariness. In the still struggle between intention and reality, the temporary condition provided by the context becomes permanent.