Where do we belong? Can we say that a city belongs to us? If so, then we may have it, like an object, taking it with us wherever we go. Crossing the world feeling our identity in constant change. We often look at the city from up, at the height of the clouds, where everything turns into a grid of lines and geometric shapes…And so, everything looks small and neat, making us believe that we can grab it all and hold it in one hand.
1: 20000 is the creation of that instant when something huge is in our hands in which we have the feeling to be in that place owning that place. 1: 20000 is a compilation of maps, a collection of cities in form of jewels. As “the map is not the territory” but just one of the many possible representations of reality, each jewel is a personal interpretation of the city that takes / loses its shape in the interaction with the body. 1: 20000 is the research of our identity, complex as mazes of streets, in movement as travelers, precious and delicate as jewels.
The project is conceived as a never-ending journey across the exploration and analysis of the urban planning, social interaction and the contemporary jewelry world. Each city has its own charm and the jewels respond to very contemporary needs: they’re seducing and light objects, take up little space and adapt to different contexts. They are cities to own, wear, appropriate and interpret.