excerpt | sewers

among the different urban infrastructures, sewers are the most enigmatic. nobody exactly knows their layout and appearance, and people ignore how they function, even if modern sewers have been in use since the second half of the nineteenth century. sewers are perceived as something inaccessible, chaotic, a dangerous tool for waste management. this perception is due to the fact that people don't see the flow of the water anymore; they only imagine the foul and dangerous materials flowing through these artificial veins.

maria chiara pastore

31 Chapel Lane