2013 - Ongoing
Decades of corruption, mismanagement, economic recession, soaring youth unemployment following the 2008 financial crisis, as well as the impact of the 2015 refugee crisis have resulted in a trend, rising throughout Europe, of declining trust towards the establishment that was unable to solve concrete problems and of rising of new populism.
In Italy, the League and the Five Stars Movement are the two populist forces that offered immediate and obvious answers to complicated problems and claimed to represent the downtrodden people against a corrupt and distant elite. Social media provided the perfect platform for both lines of attack.
For over five years I covered the upheavals of Italian politics and its effects on the territory and the people across the country, with the aim of producing a meditation on how the simple gesture of casting a vote can influence our society.