This visual project attempts to claim an artistic and architectural value for different ideals of modernization that remain incomplete.

There are almost 300 uncompleted constructions financed by public institutions in Italy. Seventy percent of these constructions are in the south of the country the rest are in the centre and the north. The variety of the reasons behind these incomplete buildings determinates an objective difficulty in the identification of who or what might be responsible; they are side effects of the huge project of modernization started in Italy after the Second World War. In parallel with the economic, social and cultural changes in the Italian politics the interventions of modernizations changed direction over the years. They generated different landscapes and ideals of modernization that often resulted in incomplete works.

[im]pending draws attention to this forgotten public capital. The constructions aim to be observed and used.

2010 Italy – various locations

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