Posts by Helen Free

Two Posters

I was 13 years old on November 4th 1966 when the Arno crested dumping water, the heating oil naptha, and an estimated half a million tons…

Something Inside

I won’t be able to visit L’Aquila this year until June to visually measure the recovery efforts from the earthquake which tore the heart out of…

Made in Abruzzo

Oropuro- Pure Gold. This simple label identifies the bottles of Francesca Di Nisio’s artisanal olive oil. Observing her as she guides and engages visitors through her…

Braced

Zinc coated couplers and clamps connect handsome, shiny black scaffolding tubes which surreally decorate the standing walls of nearly every building. Centro deceives the visitor. On…

Locked Out

Sets of house keys have been fastened to a wire fence by residents at the corner of Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Corso Umberto I in protest…