UNE NOUVELLE IDENTITè

(Work in progress)



Study the case of Morocco is particularly interesting because it has to do with a culturally various and heterogeneous country with very ancient traditions; in recent years - in particular by the rise to the throne of Mohammed VI (1999) - is experiencing very important changes. These transformations are affecting different aspects of the country: urban development, population growth, new infrastructure, creating of new cities (satellite towns), increasing investments in renewable energy, politic changes (constitution of 2011) , new foreign investments, etc.

Now, considering these various phenomena of change, it is necessary to go deeper within them in order to analyze the possible long-term effects on the country and its population.
The economic and social situation is constantly moving; one of the most significant data is that almost 60% of the population resides in urban centers (expected to rise) which are increasingly becoming large tanks for the masses; while rural areas are becoming less  and less attractive for the young generation. 


Through a long term photographic and journalistic research we are trying to find out the possible consequences of what can be called “modernization wave”. On the one hand, it is undeniable that the country will be able to benefit from this phenomenon. However, on the other hand is necessary to analyze the effects from a cultural identity point of view; see if the transformations will damage the cultural and historical traditions of the country.
Pasolini, in his famous ‘Corsair Writings’, spoke of "anthropological revolution" of the Italians caused by the economic boom; in the sense that this event had certainly brought greater prosperity with them, but in contrast, had upset some historical traditions of the country. 

Will Morocco, therefore, enrich its cultural heritage without replacing it completely?


(INTRODUCTION WITH THE COLLABORATION OF FRANCESCO MARCHI)