Transit book is a culmination of the online and on-site Transit urban art project. This stylishly designed book – an ‘art study’ – traces the quiet tension arising from the Valletta City Gate project.
Controversial from the start, the demolition of the entrance into Malta’s capital city to make way for a new parliament building was always bound to stir emotions – some dormant, some closer to the surface. David Pisani’s evocative photographs closely, though obliquely, capture this slowly changing landscape, while Elise Billiard’s writings – some fey and faint, others concrete as can be – explore themes of urban belonging and flux. Illustrations and installations presented in the book are works of artist Julia Pallone.
Authors: David Pisani, Elise Billiard, Julia Pallone and Mark Dingli