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Upon Wind We’ll Set the Sails
“Upon wind we’ll set the sails” is an exhibition curated by Annalisa D’Angelo, combining the personal diaries of the rookies of the Italian Association of People with Down Syndrome (AIPD) sailing program along with Giuseppe Moccia’s photographic documentation of the students. Since 2005, AIPD has been running an educational curriculum that works in tandem with the sailing school, using the boat’s environment to challenge the adaptive shills of its participants. Amidst their peers and away from the comfort zone of their families, the students work in direct contact with nature to become autonomous key players of an unforgettable adventure. Since 2007 Giuseppe Moccia has joined a number of crews in order to compose an intimate and personal narrative of the student’s journey. On April 4, 2014 the work will be displayed in an exhibition financed by the Department of Equal Rights, along with the launching of a self-published book.
Giuseppe Moccia was born in Naples in 1978. He grew up in Rome and graduated in International Economics at the Università Commerciale L. Bocconi in Milan. In 2007, Giuseppe started a personal project on social inclusion for people affected by Down syndrome which received international recognitions such as the “PhotoEspana-Ojodepez Human Value Award” and the “Flashforward” for emerging photographers from the Magenta Foundation (Canada). Giuseppe is currently working on a long-term project following the changes of the anthropic landscape in Italy.