The wonded brick

by Sue-Alice Okukubo & Eduard Zorzenoni

In the early morning of April 6, 2009, a devastating earthquake hit the L‘Aquila region in central Italy, severly damaging 15,000 houses, killing about 300 people and making 60,000 homeless literally overnight. The reconstruction of damaged buildings and infrastructure continues at a rather slow pace upto today, and still a lot of former inhabitants of the region cannot return to their homes and villages. What does housing mean for a human being and for our modern society?