Beniamino Servino "architect in Caserta" is undoubtedly one of the most interesting authors on the Italian architecture scene over the last 20 years.
Visionary and ironic, he imagines the present through a personal vocabulary made of memory and desire for beauty. The factor that emerges most forcefully from a perusal of his work is the commitment to redeem and renew architecture as a common asset, a “public affair” par excellence, in a struggle against the state of abandon of the culture of the territory and public space. This abandonment has left violent, dramatic signs on the urban landscape and surroundings of Caserta, but also on the entire national territory in general.
Beniamino Servino has recently published two books in which, through a dialogue between short texts and images, he narrates this thinking: Monumental Need, released in 2012, and Obvius, 2014.