“My Dream Home” is an exhibition by photographers Elisabetta Illy and Stefano Guindani, part of an installation by Piero Lissoni at “INTERNI House in Motion” exhibition-event, taking place in the Cortile d’Onore of Milan State University, from 16 to 28 April.
The photographs, taken during a photo-reportage in Haiti, offer a hard-hitting visual juxtaposition of dreams vs. reality for Haitian children: the images that portray the youngsters in front of their actual homes appear alongside drawings of their ‘dream homes’.
Artemide supports this project, whose values it wholeheartedly shares, using light to highlight the children's drawings and the photos of the photo-reportage, with Picto spotlights enhancing the exhibition experience for visitors.
The exhibition thus becomes an intriguing story that compares the real and the ideal world, in an effort to raise public awareness of the dramatic situation in Haiti and provide a tangible contribution towards a house-building project in Cité Soleil, the biggest slum in the western hemisphere, "home" to over 300,000 people, living in tin shacks surrounded by rubbish.
Twelve shipping containers stacked one on top of the other like a vertical sculpture, convey an abstract idea of a home, with the bright, vivid colours of Haitian houses accentuated by flush-fit lighting by Artemide. The three containers at the bottom house the photographic exhibition and the project for an eco-sustainable, inexpensive and versatile house designed to meet the needs of a Haitian family.
"MY DREAM HOME"
INTERNI House in Motion
Università degli Studi di Milano, Cortile d'Onore
Via Festa del Perdono 7
16-28 April 2018