border-worker [ ˈbôrd|ərˈwər|kər] noun.
Inhabitant of the borderlands between two countries; a worker who, resident in one area, must cross the border daily to reach their place of work.
Diary of an Italian Borderworker is a story that wends through the streets as traversed by a border-worker. A passage that describes the relationship between territory and working reality, beyond a merely occupational context. It’s a journey that imparts the sensations of a foreign, adjacent landscape. A micro-reality told in point-form, in nuances, where every shot is taken in close proximity to the asphalt.
In the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland, there are currently over 60,000 Italianborder-workers.
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