"What is Europe to you?" is a traveling photographic reportage of the main European cities and capitals.
We talk to hundreds of people of different ethnicities, social backgrounds, cultures and religions.
We approach, in a variety of ways, women, men, students, entrepreneurs, refugees, intellectuals, volunteers and ask everyone the same question: What is Europe to you?
Lisa Borgiani takes two photo portraits of each person to capture their feelings towards Europe.The result is a mosaic of emotions. We want to show how the idea of Europe is present in each of the people portrayed.
The photographs are accompanied by interviews collected by the journalist Marta Ottaviani. She reports the answers together with a keyword chosen by the person portrayed, a word that sums up their idea of Europe.
The aim is to describe the feeling of European citizens towards this complex issue by connecting photography to words.
We are publishing a series of volumes of all the European cities in which we intend to visit.
We are visiting Milan, Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, London, the countries of the Visegrád pact, the Baltic Republics and more. Each place has a different symbolic meaning.
itself is the search engine for a new language: on the one hand it is
unique for the singularity of each individual intervention, on the
other hand, it creates a collective work, in progress, narrated by
individual voices; an expression of a unicum which also wants to be a
metaphor for Europe.