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Digital graffiti saves the cathedral of Florence from vandals

Saving works of art from graffiti writers can today thanks to unapp: Autography, a project that wants to transform vandalism against monuments in the real world into a testimony and a memory in the digital and virtual world of the app. Visitors to the Duomo of Florence, thanks to this initiative of the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, will be able to leave their mark and be sure that it will remain forever without ever being canceled by any restoration: instead of the brick wall, visitors will be able to paint and write on iPad through the Autography app and their signs will be saved forever in the historical archive of the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore.

LOpera, with the Autography project, transfers the visitor's desire to leave a mark of his passage from the real world and from the material surface to a virtual world to a digital surface: and thus the monumental surface is saved from graffiti and also graffiti. through the app, immortality is earned in the historical archive of the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore.

Lapp allows you to leave your digital graffiti in one of the stations with tablets created ad hoc on Giotto's Bell Tower and Brunelleschi's Dome: artists can write and draw by choosing between the tools pen, marker, brush, spray and pencil, with colors favorites and on the different surfaces made available. And of course give vent to your creativity, without causing offense and damage to monuments and collaborating to constitute a document destined to last over the centuries as the documents of the historical Archive of the Opera del Duomo. Leave a mark on the wall, whether it is the signature, a declaration of love, the symbol of one's faith, a design, because it is indelible forever: this goal of many graffiti artists, street artists, vandals, or in any case they are called, but a goal which has a very high price for monuments. Autography the first case of awareness against graffiti that promotes graffiti itself, but in a different meaning, the digital dimension, and which comes after a demanding restoration work on the surfaces of the interiors of Giotto's Bell Tower and Brunelleschi's Dome, in degraded conditions and defaced by writings, graffiti and lesions on the walls.

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