Mauro Filippi is an architect, designer and photographer from Alcamo who - when he's not traveling the world, lives and works in Palermo. He's the co-founder of PUSH, innovation lab and no-profit company based in Palermo, and he deals with project management and service design. He also follows projects dedicated to urban art, like Borgo Vecchio Factory and Street Art Factory.
His most recent project took him on a journey to discover Sicilian urban creativity, together with the semiologist Marco Mondino and the sociologist Luisa Tuttolomondo. What was born from this journey is Street Art in Sicilia. Guida ai luoghi e alle opere. (Street Art in Sicily, A guide to places and works). With more than 300 shots in over 30 cities and the work of more than 200 artists from all over the world, the book is a handy guide full of pictures and detailed analyses, and provides a complete overview of urban art in the past few years in Sicily.
What moves Mauro’s work, as both an architect and a photographer, is the belief that "too much emptiness is never enough". When he takes shots around the world, he likes to focus on buildings rather than on people, and he captures them in different contexts: social/urban, daily/nightly, empty or full. He focuses on places which are apparently anonymous and with no identity but which later bring the viewers to compare them and find similarities. He creates cities that look very similar in their urban profile, but that remain at the same time "similarly different".
Below you can find Mauro Filippi's works present on Putia.eu.
Official website: maurofilippi.it