Interview with Pietro Laureano Stone Gardens of Matera, a capital for all the south

Alien world, city of origins, antediluvian monster, ecosystem, mirror of the “starry sky”, city plagued by plague, national shame, architectural utopia. One, none and one hundred thousand, Matera has been defined in a thousand different and contrasting ways. His Sassi, considered unhealthy in the 1950s, are now a destination for international tourism. Pietro Laureano, Unesco architect and consultant for the arid areas, tells how this controversial and enigmatic city prepares itself for the new role of European capital of culture. And not only.

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