“Angeli della Strada” square, known to the inhabitants of Quadrivio di Campagna, in the province of Salerno in Italy, as “Market Square”, these days has undergone some radical changes that have transformed from simple expanse of asphalt and concrete, in a real work of art.
The French artists of St. Etienne Ella & Pitr invited by a.DNA for the project URBAN AREA open spaces, with their surgery have radically changed not only the aesthetics of the square, but also the idea that in the square there could be more than the market of the Monday. And the rest of the week? Parking, often vandalized at the expense of residents forced to hear loud noises at night and not be able to use the space of the square during the day, not even to let the kids that aren’t free to play.
Now a giant resting on a square of about 3600 square meters, 120m long and 30m wide, nicknamed “Eros”, shows us “How to stop sucking your fingers” and start to really change something, activating and not remaining passive. Change not only aesthetically or superficially, but engage in making the place we are suited to our needs, without delegating others to do so, without waiting for someone else to solve the problems: waking up and getting out of torpor is a duty of every citizen. Recover and “live” really their neighborhood and their city is a start of no small importance.