“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
Derelict factories, ex-party headquarters, military bases, planned communities, bunkers, memorials and places of worship take the focus of over 2,600 photographs across 25 nations captured by 186 photographers – who are all seeking the answers to one question; ‘What’s left of the architecture of the Totalitarian Regimes of the 20th century in Europe?’
Under the title of ‘Totally Lost’, photographers, video makers and urban explorers are invited to discover, survey and map a host of abandoned architectural heritage sites across the continent. With hope that they can contribute to the documentation of desolate buildings to attract greater attention to the form of each structure.
Stretching across 300 different sites, the project acts as a visual tale that explores these architectural spaces as fragments to be reconnected as exclusive ‘democratic spaces’. The extensive collection will be showcased in an exhibited from the 9th to the 18th and from the 23rd to the 25th of September 2016 across three different locations including; Casa Del Mutilato in Forli, the Acquedotto di Spinadello, Forlimpopoli and the Casa Del Fascio di Teodorano, Meldola.
Take a closer look at a few of our favourites in the image gallery below and for further information, be sure to check out the Totally Lost website.