The task is to investigate the resistence of the city and its elements to transformations, shocks, changes in meaning and structures. Which are the elements of the city? What is the city tissue? Which is the presence ot the monument in the city body? How strong is it? How necessary for the sense of place?
Remember that Circo Massimo after the roman time and until the beginning of the XX century was seen just as a little valley in the first suburbia of the city. And on the same place several things were settled, indifferently one each other; even the gas-fabric was settled on it. And now is a monumental heritage. How does it happen? Why do we change our point of view about our surrounding?