Scheda: Evento - Tipo: Culturale

Turin and women. Small and big stories from the Middle Ages to today - Immigration

"Turin and women". Section: Immigration.

Archivio Storico della Città di Torino, on display from October 6, 2021 to March 31, 2022.



Between expectations and reality

“The road to hope for people from South Italy often ends in dreadful shacks in slums, which the municipality is going to demolish in order to improve Polonia Avenue sanitation and the migrants will be moved to houses in Lucento suburb. But, what about the “others”: those constantly arriving from the Southern regions of Italy with their illusions and the belief that Torino is a sort of paradise?”

Between the 50s and 60s, many of the immigrants in Turin found themselves living in precarious conditions, in a city that at that time was not equipped with adequate services and infrastructures to withstand such a migratory wave: just think that only in 1961 did they arrive 84,000 immigrants in the city.

“They check the family certificate before renting three bedrooms and the kitchen. This is the case of a Michelin worker who earns 120,000 lire a month, but cannot get a house because he has 5 children », 1975.

«A family arrives from the South in the cold of a station called Turin. And look for the gaze of a relative with your eyes so that loneliness does not fall immediately », 24 December 1975.

(ASCT, GDP, sez I 1606A_046 e 024)



(Mostra a cura di Maura Baima, Luciana Manzo, Fulvio Peirone. Segreteria: Anna Braghieri. Progetto espositivo: Ottavio Sessa. Allestimento: Gisella Gervasio, Manuela Rondoni. Riproduzioni fotografiche: Giuseppe Toma, Enrico Vaio. Foto web: Deborah Sciamarella. Collaborazioni: Andrea D'Annibale, Massimo Francone, Omar Josè Nunez, Anna Maria Stratta. Per MuseoTorino: Caterina Calabrese, Surya Dubois Pallastrelli, Diletta Michelotto. Traduzioni: Surya Dubois Pallastrelli, Laura Zanasi).

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