Naples (Nicholas Dines)

An examination and comparison of memories of the aftermath of the November 1980 earthquake and the month-long public celebrations following the local football team’s first championship title, the scudetto, in May 1987.


The study analyses the Montecalvario-Avvocata district, which was seriously damaged by the earthquake and became a focal point for the celebrations.

  • What role does memory play in the representation of two emotionally diverse episodes?
  • How are the events represented in ‘official’ memorials in the local media?
  • How is the city remembered in such extraordinary circumstances and how is the appropriation of public space perceived?

Gallery 1: Graffito Maradona

Gallery 2: Piazza Montesanto

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