“If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change”
(Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, The Leopard, 1958)

Ruthlessness, ambition, fantasy and failure. Welcome to the arena of Italian democracy.

Politico is a project about the art of politics as a self-conscious way of acting and thinking; it is about the theatricality, the spectarularization and personification of politics – a phenomenon the so-called mature democracies have in common – and the modern awareness that human affairs are not transparent, but devious, complex and unpredictable.