The Sound Of The Suburbs

Mr. Jo, Noelia, Irfa, and Joana. Four women in the suburbs of Milano. They have in common a strong sense of identity and they are changing dynamics within their communities.

Mr. Jo is the first international adoption of Italy and she created the first women football team in the city. Noelia, originally Colombia, is part of a Caporale's dance group in her neighborhood. Irfa, a transgender refugee woman from Pakistan, is living in a shelter house that was previously a center of operations for the Mafia, and wants to help other women in her situation. Joana is the first woman in charge of a petanque sport place, where most of the players are men.

This project was commissioned by:
Comune di Milano 

Fabbrica del Vapore  

Realized in collaboration with:
Thanks for logistical support:

“UP-Urban People”
The project focuses on the issues of inclusion, insecurity (real and perceived), multi-ethnicity and marginality in four suburban districts of the city of Milan (Giambellino-Lorenteggio, Adriano-Padova-Rizzoli, Corvetto-Chiaravalle-Porto di Mare , QT8-Gallaratese), proposing new and innovative looks towards issues which are often tackled by media and politics through the lenses of ideologies.

The project involved 8 Italian and international artists, photographers and videomakers who, during a ten-day residency coordinated by the operators of the Fluxlab association, produced eight original productions, encouraging a critical and shared reading of the potentials and critical aspects of the changes of the territories in progress through the creative languages of the visual and multimedia arts.