Post Disaster Rooftops are collective performances aiming to de-centralize the production and sharing of knowledge, which is usually absorbed by the territories that benefit economic and cultural advantages.
They take place on the city roofs, understood as non-conventional spaces that are free from the main hegemonic forms of organisation of life and capital. Although they are urban spaces, the rooftops are not subject to the traditional spatial regulations, allowing a wide freedom of action.
The main reference for the visual identity designed by Michele Galluzzo comes from Ilio Negri, one of the protagonist of the Milanese graphic design from the sixties and seventies who worked for the national Italsider – Italy’s leading metallurgical company with one of its largest and most controversial sites in Taranto. A generative alphabet designed by Negri himself was created for another steel company, Flexider, in the 1970s. Kept at the CDPG Aiap in Milan, it provided the basis for a new one. From this matrix, the letters P, D and R (the initials for Post Disaster Rooftops) were designed, which are grafted parasitically into Nebiolo’s Forma alphabet (a collective character in which Negri participated) recently redesigned by David Jonathan Ross as Forma DJR.