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Martina Trezzi

Martina’s thesis project was to rediscover the crafts in Lombardia, the idea of forgotten trades, wicker baskets made by the rough hands of Po valley women or tapestries woven for the palaces of the Visconti or Gonzaga families. Behind each of these objects there’s a worker who is also an artist, whether they’re called carpenter, restorer, turner or painter. Their uniforms are the project’s point of departure, while poor fabrics like linen or denim are the main fabrics, which braiding, embroidery and other manual processes transform into living, contemporary matter, thus re-introducing us to an age-old tradition.