MAKING VISIBLE By Maj Hasager
16.5 x 23.5cm, 110 pages, Full colour printed, Perfect bound, Hardcover with laser cut-out, Includes 24 page A6 zine (black & white digitally printed onto blue paper), Ed. of 700, 2015
"The publication MAKING VISIBLE by Maj Hasager is the extended version of the film project We will meet in the blind spot, which takes its point of departure from the architecture in and around the Esposizione Universale di Roma (EUR) area in Rome. We will meet in the blind spot is intended as a document of stories and voices that are often lacking in the discussion on migration, both in an Italian context as well as within a broader European perspective. Through encounters with a local Filipino community that is centred on a church in EUR, stories and voices were revealed and the project departs from their personal accounts.
MAKING VISIBLE consists of writings and interviews by Thom Donovan, Francesco Innamorati, Maj Hasager, Silvia Litardi, Karen Mette Fog Pedersen, Lorenzo Romito and Alina Serban. The EUR was built during the fascist rule and was meant to be the site of the World Exposition in 1942, in addition to being a celebration of the 20-year jubilee for fascism in Italy. The World Expo of ‘42 never took place due to WWII, and the area intended as Mussolini’s “Third Rome” wasn’t completed until the 1960′s – though not in the shape the utopian project was given from the onset."