Photos + animated GIFs: Andrea Verzola
Orlo, Bookzine of Practical Culture
Issue #0
— From Bagnoli to Dràpia
Orlo* is born from a fascination with the unplanned, and the wisdom of mistake. We believe it is vital to advance uncertain towards scenarios surprisingly far from those models and processes to which we usually refer. We believe marginality means strength and its places are those where new important languages develop.
We want to explore and discover. We believe that the practices of spontaneous and unaware self-production are a cultural and political matter, a considerable resource. We believe that necessity and tradition should recombine themselves in the know-how. Orlo is a bookzine of practical culture.
Each number comes out of the assembling of data, traces and materials collected during our explorations. Orlo is an experiment halfway between traditional and digital publishing. Each number is a limited edition printed in Risograph; it is also published in digital edition. In two languages, Italian and English.

*Orlo: Italian word for hem or boundary
Bookmark — St. Mary of Boreano. Illustration: Dania Rotatori
Project — Bagnoli from the Foundry to the Energy. Text + Photos: Vulcanica Architettura
Reportage — Southern Photographs. Photos: LAB, Laboratorio di Fotografia di Architettura e Paesaggio
Project — Casa Netural, the House of Cooperation and Rural Sharing. Text: Andrea Paoletti and Mariella Stella. Photos: Francesca Zito.
Story — Temporary Shops in Lucania 1978 – 1982. Photos: Luciano Montemurro
Project — The Army of Light/ Imbianchini di Bellezza. Text: Antonio Poe. Photos: Imbianchini di Bellezza
Story — Postcards from Matera. Illustration: Mariangela Savoia. Photos: Pierangelo Laterza.
Story — The School of Boreano. Text: Mariangela Savoia. Photos: Ossevatorio Migranti Basilicata / School of Boreano
Reportage — Migrant Workers Journey. Photos: Alessandro Penso.
Tutorial — Self-construction of a Shelter. Concept: Mariangela Savoia. Illustrations: Michela Voglino  
Project — Dràpia, a Garden and a Street, Theatres of Change. Text + photos: Michelangelo Pugliese
Orlo issue #0
size 16x22 cm, pp. 76
printed in Risograph (200 copies)

Design: Lastiklab

Printing and binding: Friends Make Books, January 2016, Torino

Copyright: Casa Editrice Libria, Melfi / Italia

ISBN:  978 88 6764 006 5

Editor-in-chief: Mariangela Savoia

Translations: Carmen Bruscella

Contributors: Vulcanica Architettura, LAB, Laboratorio di Fotografia di Architettura e Paesaggio, Andrea Paoletti and Mariella Stella, Luciano Montemurro, Imbianchini di Bellezza, Pierangelo Laterza, Alessandro Penso, Michela Voglino, Michelangelo Pugliese, Dania Rotatori