Post Disaster Rooftops
Post Disaster Rooftops is a cultural production platform that was set up in the city of
Taranto by the non-profit organization Post Disaster.
The project, which is a curatorial and critical platform that brings together designers,
thinkers, and artists to explore the condition of the Mediterranean urban landscape, is
based on the rooftops of Taranto, a city that symbolizes the disparities and
contradictions of the contemporary urban condition. The context in which they operate
is the island of the Old Town, which is separated from the rest of the city both physically
On these rooftops, which are places that escape most of the normative definitions of
urban space, they enjoy a freedom of action and speculation that enables them to
imagine alternative futures through constant fleeting glances between the real and the
possible. Is the disaster ongoing or has it already happened?
It is, therefore, a series of collective performances that, starting from an idea of disaster
– “dis-alignment from the stars” – seek to imagine a possible alternative future, while at
the same time managing to offer new perspectives on the city, reactivating its
aggregation mechanisms and providing it with new cultural tools.