In Rome’s Valco San Paolo district, “Tiber Courtyard”, Greg Jager‘s work that manages to blend art, anthropology and urban planning, has just been completed.
This area of Rome’s Municipio VIII covers an area on the banks of the Tiber, not far from the Piramide Cestia and the basilica of San Paolo, and is home to a number of facilities such as the Faculties of Mathematics, Physics and Engineering at Roma Tre University, the Cine-TV Rossellini high school, as well as small open-air dumps, sports centres and the self-managed occupied social centre Acrobax.
It is here, on the surface of a basketball court, that Greg Jager has created a work that reflects the heterogeneity and complexity of the social fabric and draws attention to the ever-growing need for new spaces for a society that is changing.
“Tiber Courtyard is configured as a platform for social aggregation and reflection on how aggregative systems in public space will change. The objective is not to “redevelop” but to The aim is not to “redevelop”, but to seize an opportunity to pose urban, anthropological and design questions, starting from the real needs and stimuli of the many communities that animate the urban fabric.” – Greg Jager
Through shapes and colours that distort the canonical geometries of the field, but without making it impracticable, Greg Jager has created a sort of graphic collage that becomes the mirror of the different souls that populate the same territory made of contradictions, multitudes and balances.
“The urban fabric increasingly resembles a disjointed patchwork. […] The new metropolitan humus made up of diverse communities, versatile cultures, fertile intuitions, requires a different vision that restores a sense of belonging to residents and a desire to explore to visitors from outside, so as to reconnect the city with its inhabitants. to visitors from outside, so as to reconnect the material infrastructure with the social values of the urban community.” – Michele Trimarchi, project curator
“Tiber Courtyard” is a project by Greg Jager born in 2019 together with the sports association All Reds Basket Roma, it is part of Cantieri San Paolo, supported by Regione Lazio and realised by the association Dominio Pubblico.