Morel (2017)

“Morel” is a long-term photographic project aiming to document a temporary off-space. Spazio Morel opened at the beginning of 2017 in an old Fiat car dealership and repair center, which coincidentally happens to be one of the last industrial buildings of the city of Lugano, Switzerland.

Thanks to an agreement with the new landowners, a collective of young people entirely transformed this half derelict place, giving it another life and another meaning: music, concerts, art exhibitions, social and artistic experiments happen on a regular basis – all surrounded by an ephemeral and suggestive atmosphere.

At the end of summer 2019, Spazio Morel will close its doors for one last time and the whole building will be demolished, clearing the area for a complex of three new seven-storey residential buildings. The total investment is valued at around 70 million Swiss Francs and will transform the area with luxury apartments and high-level services.