Riet Timmerman
After Decameron Book

Spring 1349. The Black Death ravages the city of Florence, killing thousands of people and leaving an apocalyptic atmosphere. Ten young Florentines decide to take refuge in a secluded villa in the countryside, amusing themselves by each telling a story a day for the ten days they are destined to remain there. These hundred stories compose Il Decamerone by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio.

In the Spring of 2020, Open Space & Riet Timmerman invited artists, curators, and writers to contribute short stories, poems, thoughts, memories… to create a contemporary After Decameron together. Each contributor would build on the story, taking an element of inspiration from their predecessor’s piece of writing. Now we have compiled all these writings into a publication for you to read and enjoy!


Curator & author: Riet Timmerman
Contributors: Louise Ashcroft, Teal Griffin, Byzantia Harlow, Inês Neto dos Santos, Laura Ní Fhlaibhín, Artun Özgüner, Aubree Penney, Andrew Price, Nephertiti Oboshie Schandorf, Borbála Soós, Anna Souter, Riet Timmerman, Zoë Wilkinson.

Edited by Aimee Dawson
Designed by Marios Stamatis
Published by Open Space

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