24th Biennial of Design
Ljubljana, Slovenia
18. 9.—7. 12. 2014
3, 2, 1 ... Test
#Affordable Living
Photo: Ana Kovač/MAO Photo: Ana Kovač/MAO
Photo: Ana Kovač/MAO

The film portrays the Italian attraction towards Slovenian properties as a stimulus for internet-based interest and physical migration. The project questions if this migratory movement results from the crisis in Italy. Since 21 December 2007, the Schengen treaty, as the symbol of an open and borderless European Union, has opened the boundaries of the Slovenian territory, increasing contact between Italian and Slovenian citizens on all levels. Slovenia, like most of Europe, experienced a property boom in the mid-2000s, followed by several years of decline. Now, however, these low prices are offering an attractive opportunity for individual investments, especially for Italian families just across the border. Affordable Slov€nia’s inquiry hovers between real needs, luxury and exclusivity.

Project by Martina Muzi, Simon Beckmann, Silvia Dini Modigliani