Andrea Baldo

documentary photography

Northern edge

The body of work documents the environmental condition of one of Barcelona’s edges by looking at the social makeup of the districts and villages touched by the River Besós waters.

The River Besós, together with the River Llobregat, is one of the two freshwater borders of Barcelona. Its landscape throughout the urbanisation of the city has become an in-between-city itself: a blend of farmlands, industrialised infrastructures, and villages. Nowadays is one of the main water resources of the city but its banks are heavily marked by the Catalan industrial legacy. Over the last years, it started slowing having a renaissance thanks to decontamination and reclamation plans that repopulated the fauna and let a healthier flora growing again. Nature is slowing getting repossession of its space

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