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Sara Smarrazzo

Sara Smarrazzo

Sara graduated with full marks and honor in Architecture in 2013 at the University Federico II in Naples, Italy, with a thesis on the temporary reuse of abandoned spaces in the historical center of Naples and a mapping of its architectural objects. After her graduation she studied photography and worked as an assistant for a documentary photographer for one year. In 2014 she won a scholarship for a PhD in Urban Design at the University Federico II. Her research interests lie in the strategies for temporary reuse of abandoned space, visual representation of territories and the stories that live within.

Recent stories by Sara Smarrazzo

September 18, 2019

Traveling Back in Time with Freselle

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Naples -- Entering the family-run freselle (dried bread) bakery on our walk in Naples is like traveling back in time – they’ve been using the same sourdough starter since the Second World War. It appears not to have changed over the past century (except for the electric pasta maker).
August 7, 2019

An Explosive Gazosa in Naples

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Naples -- On our Naples walk, we stop at one of the city’s storied “water banks” for a taste of the Neapolitan gazosa, a relatively simple concoction made of lemon juice, bicarbonate and sulfur water. The digestive power of this drink is extraordinary – it’s perfect if you went overboard with pasta or pizza (or both), or woke up with a killer hangover.
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