Secret code

Pisa, Italy.
Every year, for a couple of weeks, facades of palaces and buildings in Lungarno seem to speak a secret language: white wooden boards called ‘biancherie’ are hanged on windows and doors of houses, creating strange patterns and looking like a mysterious code of signs and symbols.
The night of the 16th June, these boards will host thousands and thousands of little candles for the celebration of the ‘Luminara di San Ranieri’, the city’s patron saint.

This is certanly for Pisa the most fascinating period of the year, when the city and its citizens breathe an air of excitement and expectation.

I decided to dedicate an architectural project to the ‘Luminara di San Ranieri’, focusing on the preparation of the event and not on the more well-known part, the evening of the celebration.

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