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Lungara 18: Opening Up Private Space to the Public

Posted on Jun 10, 2009 | 3 comments

After work I headed to Trastevere with a friend to see an event curated by Fabio Campagna. Titled Lungara 18, the event opens up a palazzo that is home to numerous artist’s studios. On June 10, 11, and 12 these artists will welcome the public into their workspaces, which is a rare and special opportunity. I’ve been past this building many times (of course it’s located on via Lungara 18) and would have never known what stood inside. Andrea Fogli, Gianluigi Mattia (who has been working in his studio space for 40 years!), Serge Uberti, Lucianella Cafagna, and Alessandra Giacinti were all warm and welcoming hosts, happy to allow the public a glimpse inside their studios. The top photo shows a drawing by Andrea Fogli, while the second shows a piece by Gianluigi Mattia. Throughout the palazzo you will also find works by different artists installed in the corridors and stairwells, making the entire building a living breathing work of art. This evening there was also a dance performance in the attached Teatro Stanze Segrete, but unfortunately I had to leave before it happened. If you are around tomorrow or Friday, I suggest you go and take a peak at the work of these extremely talented artists. Thank you to them for opening up their studios and thank you to Fabio for putting together the idea. For you Italian speakers, you can watch Fabio speak about the event on

By the way, how does one find out about these sort of events? Facebook actually. In the past 6 months it’s increasingly become a way that people are promoting events here, so if you are coming to town and want to know interesting things going on that locals would go to, try searching their events calendar.


  1. Wish I were there. It looks like a fun thing to see. Great pix

  2. It's very beautiful Jessica. I love reading your blog…and wait for the new post.

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