The “Riminization” photographic portfolio is the result of an urban drift along the Rimini coast where you can see the effect of this urban machine that has developed linearly with the proliferation of the “tourist city”. Thus an urban landscape of a tourist metropolis was formed that no longer harmonized with the historic city “enclosed in its walls”. The “tourist city” as a larger and more powerful machine than the historical one has caused an anthropological mutation, a change in the territorial and cultural landscape. Alongside the people of Rimini, who ideally gather in the Malatesta walls and in the neighborhood districts, there is a multitude of “riminized” people who can only be thought of as “transitory” in this place, passing through for work, for tourism, for curiosity, for pleasure. This multitude is made up of individuals who, once incorporated into the homologating urban machine of the coast, can only develop weak bonds and, at best, only feel different from each other. They are individuals who enter into relationships almost exclusively for personal purposes such as transient passions, business or leisure.
The “Riminization” anticipated the effects of the phenomenon that is now called “globalization”, a phenomenon that began in Rimini after the war as a consequence of a design choice that has been called “mass tourism”. The “Riminization” has produced a powerful deterritorialization that has deconstructed and impoverished the Riviera and its inhabitants. In Rimini the original community is now, as Spinoza would say, a “sad passion” that pervades the city. A kind of nostalgia for a lost paradise from which one would have fallen into the present multitude.
Canon FD 24mm f/2.8 S.S.C.