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Welcome

Welcome

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Curious minds, hungry eyes from all over the World, here you can feel at home.

Selected contemporary uncommon and rare photography publications and artist’s books, here awaiting for you.

To discover how does it look the World as seen through someone else’s eyes.

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ONEROOM is our physical dimension, located in Piazza dei Satiri 55 in Rome, IT

At the same time a bookstore and its detournement, sometimes a gallery and mostly an open studio. 

Always open, by chance or by appointment.

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camera publica is the digital and conceptual container of our activities, thoughts and dreams.

A platform for transdisciplinary research projects, using the photobook medium as main tool of investigation of the photography’s still unexpressed social potentialities.

 

camera publica is an experimental research centre on contemporary image.

Better said: on one image in particular,
the picture of the world we build and shape inside our head.

camera publica is an experimental research centre on contemporary image.

Better said: on one image in particular,
the picture of the world we build and shape inside our head.

De ́tournement –a diversion, a detour, a seduction, a plagiarism, an appropriation, even perhaps a hijacking – is the integration of present or past artistic productions into a construction that surpasses them. [...] Can it be a method of critique, in and against the spectacle that reveals the wearing out and loss of importance of the raw material of spectacle itself?
The key to de ́tournement is not to appropriate the image, but to appropriate the power of appropriation itself.
De ́tournement as a critical practice is the opposite of quotation, of an authority invariably tainted if only because it has become quotable, because it is now a fragment torn away from its conditions of production, from its own movement [...]
De ́tournement need not be piracy. It is a method of playful cultural education, the first step towards a cultural commons.


mckenzie wark, DETOURNEMENT an abuser’s guide

De ́tournement –a diversion, a detour, a seduction, a plagiarism, an appropriation, even perhaps a hijacking – is the integration of present or past artistic productions into a construction that surpasses them. [...] Can it be a method of critique, in and against the spectacle that reveals the wearing out and loss of importance of the raw material of spectacle itself?
The key to de ́tournement is not to appropriate the image, but to appropriate the power of appropriation itself.
De ́tournement as a critical practice is the opposite of quotation, of an authority invariably tainted if only because it has become quotable, because it is now a fragment torn away from its conditions of production, from its own movement [...]
De ́tournement need not be piracy. It is a method of playful cultural education, the first step towards a cultural commons.


mckenzie wark, DETOURNEMENT an abuser’s guide

Educational & Webinars
Educational & Webinars

We suppose to live in the disintermediation era
but actually our reality is mediated every day more
by the screens of our devices,
that shows a different planet to each of us,
making nearly impossible the definition of common ground,
something everyone shares.

But what if we can expand our gaze? 
To make it more inclusive and wide open?

Donald Weber, War Sand

Un’introduzione al linguaggio fotografico ed alla nicchia delle pubblicazioni d’artista per curiosi e non addetti ai lavori.

Webinar gratuito di 30 minuti in italiano, il secondo martedì del mese alle ore 18

max. 50 partecipanti

ONLINE & OFFLINE

We firmly believe in the educational and pedagogical role of museums, archives and cultural institutions, and we act like them: much more than establishing canons, shaping the tools to build the fundamental bricks of a functional society, engaging in dialogue and discussions.
We also firmly believe that real advancement in knowledge can be achieved only through a transdisciplinary practice, crossing the borders of our respective niches and gaining awareness that being out of our visual scope doesn’t mean to don’t exists.

And we love to share our insights in different forms, online and offline, through talks, lectures, and individual or group courses.

Sae Honda, Everybody needs a rock

A brief introduction to the photographic for hard scientists and not creative mindsets.

A 1 hr. online lecture
max. 25 participants [ 25€ ]

Every month on the Last Thursday at 18:00 (GMT+02:00) Rome

 

Educational & Webinars
Educational & Webinars

We suppose to live in the disintermediation era but our reality is mediated every day more by the screens of our devices, that shows a different planet to each of us, making nearly impossible the definition of common ground, something everyone shares.

But what if we can expand our gaze? 

To make it more inclusive and wide open?

ONLINE & OFFLINE

We firmly believe in the educational and pedagogical role of museums, archives and cultural institutions, and we act like them: much more than establishing canons, shaping the tools to build the fundamental bricks of a functional society, engaging in dialogue and discussions.
We also firmly believe that real advancement in knowledge can be achieved only through a transdisciplinary practice, crossing the borders of our respective niches and gaining awareness that being out of our visual scope doesn’t mean to don’t exists.

And we love to share our insights in different forms, online and offline, through talks, lectures, and individual or group courses.

Donald Weber, War Sand

Un’introduzione al linguaggio fotografico ed alla nicchia delle pubblicazioni d’artista per curiosi e non addetti ai lavori.

Webinar gratuito di 30 minuti in italiano, il secondo martedì del mese alle ore 18

max. 50 partecipanti

Sae Honda, Everybody needs a rock

A brief introduction to the photographic for hard scientists and not creative mindsets.

A 1 hr. online lecture
max. 25 participants [ 25€ ]

Every month on the Last Thursday at 18:00 (GMT+02:00) Rome

 

Services
Services

Books on this website are just a few drops in the ocean, 
let us help you sail in the open sea.

I’m looking for an inspiration

For

  • Visual references
  • Moodboards

I know what I’m looking for

For

  • Curatorial services 
  • Bibliographic research
Let's meet
Let's meet

The good old habits…

Have a walk in the heart of the heart of Rome, and discover how magic it is the World as seen trough someone else’s eyes.

If we can’t have a coffee together, at least we can schedule a meeting for a virtual visit on Zoom or Skype!

Don’t be shy and get in touch!


    Remember, we’re open by appointment only!

    Piazza dei Satiri, 55 00186 Roma IT

    Books on this website are just a few drops in the ocean, 
    let us help you sail in the open sea.

    I’m looking for an inspiration

     
    • Visual references
    • Moodboards
    for directors, designers, fashion stylist, scenographers and creative minds.

    I know what I’m looking for

    • Curatorial services 
    • Bibliographic research

    for institutions, researchers, collectors

    Let's meet
    Let's meet

    The good old habits…

    Have a walk in the heart of the heart of Rome, and discover how magic it is the World as seen trough someone else’s eyes.

    If we can’t have a coffee together, at least we can schedule a meeting for a virtual visit on Zoom or Skype!

    Don’t be shy and get in touch!


      The good old habits…

      Have a walk in the heart of the heart of Rome, and discover how magic it is the World as seen trough someone else’s eyes.

      If we can’t have a coffee together, at least we can schedule a meeting for a virtual visit on Zoom or Skype!

      Don’t be shy and get in touch!


        Remember, we’re open by appointment only!

        Piazza dei Satiri, 55 00186 Roma IT

        An experimental research centre on contemporary image

        Contact

        Piazza dei Satiri, 55
        00186 Roma (IT)

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