Roman Being is a project by Alessandra Attiani and Ingrid Salvat.
Our aim is to showcase Rome’s incredible tradition of craftsmanship through snap shots and video stories. We want to support and encourage these gifted artisans, their small family run companies as well as the individual craftspersons, specialist manufacturers and artists.
The intent of our website is to focus on the traditional craft shops and artists working in Rome. They are descendants of a human and cultural heritage that represents the very soul of this city. Their work deserves to be recorded, shared and celebrated.
Roman Beings features contemporary artists’ and craftsmen’s faces, their hands and voices. All are deeply dedicated to their art and work, many often struggling to overcome the difficulties that undermine the very existence of their activities.
We encourage you to take time and stroll through the streets and alleys of Rome and discover the workshops that continue to house these ancient crafts. It’s a different historical journey to one that people normally follow in Rome and one with a human dimension of today which we often overlook.
The excitement of the art of handicraft for us lays in ancient knowledge, the old family traditions, and the passion for perfection. In each handcraft, you will find the love and a tiny piece of the soul of its maker.
We feel a connection to each and everyone of them. We hope this will give them a voice and allow others to have a glimpse of their world, talent and experiences.
Walking around Rome, we hope you will look for these craftsmen, meet them, support them and share your personal experience with us.
Website photos by Alessandra Attiani, videos shot by Ingrid Salvat, video editing by both of them.
Photos in this page by Valeria Tomasulo.
Website Design and Maintenance by Andy War.