Images from Centri Sociali, Italy's Answer to Occupy Wall Street
Throughout Italy, a homegrown youth movement is afoot. Amid a year of global protest and at the height of the Eurozone crisis, lefty social centers, or centri sociali, have sprung up across Italy to become the change the next generation wants to see. One center in Rome, called Ex Snia, turned an abandoned lot and warehouse into a thriving community of free language classes, bike shops, and organic box gardens. Here are some scenes from their urban utopia.
To read more about Rome's centro sociale, Ex Snia, click here.
Black and white photos courtesy of Marco Gargano; color photos courtesy of Sezgi Uygur.
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A bike mechanic at the Ciclofficina.
A bike mechanic in front of a grafitti mural at Ex Snia.
A typical assembly meeting at Ex Snia.
All of Ex Snia's language classes are free and open to the public.
Participants in a world language forum at Ex Snia.
A mechanic at Ciclofficina teaches community members how to fix their bikes.
A group of Ex Snia members in front of Ciclofficina Don Chisciotte
Ex Snia members work on the newly installed box garden.
Community members of Rome's Pigneto neighborhood install an organic box garden.
Preparing boxes for Ex Snia's Edible Estate.
Members of Ex Snia work in the organic box garden.