Nicola Angelo Mangia
An unknown and unnamed African community. Its Inhabitants recognize nature as mother and teacher. Everything belongs to everyone and the community seems to act in the common interests, so progress and development is low and gradual. A world where the man lives simply and harmoniously with the surrounding nature. These communities are quite common in africa and are going through an exceptional historical moment. The most of them are in a post-revolutionary and almost pre-industrial stage, a period not so different from when diderot and rousseau believed nature was able to regulate itself, and that human society had to be built around it, but they have an advantage, though: they know about the negative, self-destructing example we have set. In addition they are educated and well aware of several ecological limitations. They are careful not to turn the usage of natural resources into a systematic plundering. Above An old english colonial house. Now these building are used as common warehouse. In the picture two guys go to put a full water barrel into storage. In this community the water is truly a common good.