Rome (David Forgacs)

This looks at San Lorenzo, a district bounded on all four sides, first developed and settled in 1884-6.

Its history is punctuated by various events which have left visible remains, like a series of archaeological strata, on the built environment, including the events of 1943 (the Allied bombing on 19 July and the deportation of Jews by the SS on 16-18 October), the extreme left politics of the 1970s and the recent episodes of neo-fascist racist violence.

This study investigates:

  • the legacy of these events in places, individual memories and public commemorations;
  • other forms of memory related to the social and demographic changes in the district over three generations.


Gallery 1: Old San Lorenzo