One of the most serious issues in today’s world that is yet to be solved: the massive migrations of people that try to cross the border from one country to the other. On Printed Paper lets us take a close look to what happened two years ago in Como, through the photobook Confine, where we will find a realistic portrait of this phenomenon.
In the summer of 2016, hundreds of migrants tried to reach Northern Europe through Switzerland. Rejected from the sealed border of this country, up to 500 people found themselves stuck in the railway station and the nearby park of Como San Giovanni, awaiting to discover their unknown future.
Confine. A collective narrative about how the park and station of San Giovanni di Como turned into a refugee camp. The words of Philip di Salvo, Andrea Quadroni, Alessandro Ronchi and Luigi Mastrodonato, and the photographs by Mattia Vacca and Emanuele Amighetti take us back to Como’s warm summer of 2016. They tell us the story of this survivors and how the city of Como reacted, being forced to recognize and remember its status as a border town.
Confine was created thanks to a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. A part of the money collected was donated to charity, to an association that helps out with the reception of migrants in the territory of Como.
A book that does not need more words to be told.