L’orto come pratica autarchica
Coltivare. L’orto come pratica autarchica talks about self-sufficiency and is structured in the form of a practical manual for cultivating a kitchen garden.
The term autarky (made up of the words 'self' and 'suffice') derives from ancient Greek and means 'self-sufficiency'; in philosophy, it is especially relevant in the Cyrenaic school where it expresses the ideal of 'being self-sufficient', i.e. being one's own master by trying to depend as little as possible on the conditioning of worldly things in order to achieve happiness.
Starting from this concept and from the punk culture of DIY, the work develops around the practices of self-sufficiency, linked in particular to the cultivation of a vegetable garden: both a practical emblem of DIY and a metaphorical emblem of "looking after one's own interests".