…in this vertical city, in this compressed city where all voids tend to fill up and every block of cement tends to mingle with other blocks of cement, a kind of counter-city opens, a negative city, that consists of empty slices between wall and wall, of the minimal distances ordained by the building regulations between two constructions, between the rear of one construction and the rear of the next; it is a city of cavities, wells, air conduits, driveways, inner yards, accesses to basements, like a network of dry canals on a planet of stucco and tar…
Italo Calvino: Marcovaldo or The Seasons in the City. Translated by William Weaver.
The visual artist Petri Kaverma is unbiased in the choice of media for his work, which can be sculptures or photographs, installations compiled of ready-mades or found objects. Aiming to create a dialogue between the works and their physical and social setting, he has made several works for public spaces. Kaverma has taught in several art schools as well as in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts; he has curated exhibitions and organised visual art and environmental art projects both in Finland and abroad.