Friday, September 11, 2015

Practice | Finding the Axis Mundi in Rome

In this particularly unsettling time, I am trying to find a center; being in Rome, the city where I was born and raised, brings focus even when collective histories are woven within my personal memories.
The phenomenological axis mundi of my existing intersects with the celebrated places in Rome, where the "navel of the world", can be found in many different locations.One of the most remarkable axis mundi is the obelisk in Piazza San Pietro. Located at the center of the elliptical square the obelisk function as a sundial, with the faces aligned to the four cardinal points.