Martina Taranto
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SANITIZED

Sanitized is a creative platform.
Born at the beginning of the pandemic and the first global lockdown.
A place to share thoughts, hopes, dreams.

We learned how to sanitize our hands, but, while stuck among the walls of our homes, we observed more carefully what was happening outside, and we had the time to realise how many other things needed to be ‘sanitized’.
How can we ‘sanitize’ our world from economic, political, cultural, ethical, emotional pathogens? What can we say to change things? What can we do? What role can we have?

In the middle of the pandemic, in a moment of helplessness, I was driven by the physical need to take action. I observed a diffused frustration, quite consistent in its expression, among all the people that I know around the world.

Suddenly, every person in the world was psychoanalysing themselves. Everyone had time to think, time to feel, time to realise, time to feel the urgency for a change in their lives, to take action despite the confinement...because of it. In the middle of a pandemic, to act is literally the only thing you must not do, and when such an instinctual need is repressed, is when humans must recur to their most ancient tools to determine themselves: languages.
Signs, visual signs, auditory signs, words, images, music.

The idea of a platform, a non-physical space where very tangible issues could be explored, shared, emphasized and addressed came around at the beginning of March 2020, the first of what would have been a four-months quarantine.
SANITIZED collected ideas, reflections, rational and instinctual responses to a crisis that is, quite evidently, far beyond than exclusively sanitary. A crisis of identity, of purpose, of ethics.

On SANITISED it’s possible to read novels, essays, invectives, poetry, dissertations, fragments, fairy tales...to enjoy illustrations, design pieces, music, art in different forms.  Creatives from around the world, using their favourite language, contributed in building a community whose purpose is to give voice to sentiments and mindsets left behind by those steady, obsolete human structures, that have defined our society so far.

The people involved in SANITIZED believe in ecology, equality, solidarity, empathy, humanity, freedom at all costs.

The work of the creatives are promoted on the dedicated Instagram profile, and shared, in their full versions, on our official website: www.sanitizedworld.com

The project intercepts a space of collision between the arts, journalism, and literature.





‘Not clean, sanitized.’
Says our Manifesto.
To sanitize means to clean deeper, on a microscopic level, to make something completely free from what is harmful and offensive – dangerous.
‘ Not clean, sanitized.’