Nihil est in intellectu quod non sit prius in sensu”
(Nothing is in the intellect which was not first in the senses)

Tommaso d’Aquino


Our existence leaves tangible marks: relationships, properties, jobs, memories, and secrets.

We leave traces in the world and the world reciprocates. Traces aims at exploring the relationship between environment and identity with an installation created by the public through a collection of signs and materials. We select a location and transform it into a space for listening and reflecting on the relationship between the identity of a place and that of its inhabitants. We recreate the conditions for things to happen in line with our artistic activities, by assigning an active role to the public in both the performance and the the thought process. An integral part of the project is the participation of specialists and researchers in the fields of city planning, social psychology and psycho-geography.

Artistic team

concept and direction // Matteo Lanfranchi
artistic support // Laura Dondi
sound design // Roberto Rettura



organization // Isadora Bigazzi
photography and video // Martina Rosa
production // Effetto Larsen, Reverb, with the support of Periferico Festival

Traces is a spin-off of After: similar tools are adapted to different studies, generating a space dotted with fragments of identy of each of the participants.