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Images from Centri Sociali, Italy's Answer to Occupy Wall Street

by Tess Amodeo-Vickery

January 3, 2012
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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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Images from Centri Sociali, Italy's Answer to Occupy Wall Street