Davide Degano
Unwanted, Forgotten Promised Land
Davide Degano

I re-discover parts of my cultural heritage, portraying the different facets of the life of mountain villages in between the Italian and Slovenian borders. What I found was a community of survivors.

These realities have become an emblematic example of “forgotten” villages around Italy, and Europe.

Sclavanie is an examination of the importance of “local” through memory, and how modern society neutralizes it in the name of globalization. It is a universal story. It is a story of power, who has it and decides how development should look like, and who do not have it, and never will.