The title Pachamama Concrete is a play on words, a metaphor for a place.
The word Pachamama, which in archaic Incan culture means Mother Earth, is intended to underline the link with the original principle of creation, with the nourishing mother who gives life. The pivotal element of the project is in fact the Goddess Ceres, dear to the ancient Romans and symbol of fertility and regeneration. The Goddess saw her origin in Corviale, a suburb of Rome, not far from the temple dedicated to her by the Arvali monks.
Concrete, on the other hand, alludes to the almost one-kilometre-long residential complex built in the late 1970s by architect Mario Fiorentino, which over the years has become a symbol of the failure of housing policies. Concrete is therefore the cement with which the building was constructed, but also a reference to the concreteness and resilience of the women who inhabit it.