In the framework of activities around the “Day of Memory” of the Roma in Italy, the KIOSK project aimed to create a visibility and debate of the Roma’s situation in and around Rome. The KIOSK was placed in the Foyer of Termini station. The dialogues being produced and displayed aimed to mediate the current situation of the Roma in Italy in the larger context of their cultural memory, models of oral history and their relation to space, place and territory.
The films focussed on the overarching discussion on cultural integration, identity, and the geography of camps interviewing members of the Roma community, local activists, politicians, artists, social workers and journalists and collecting numerous personal stories and experiences, setting them into relation to recent and historical political events.
Talks with Maria Redzepova, Mattheo Ghidoni, Bojan Mohar
Via dei Gordiana is one of the few camps that after their formal “authorization” in 2000 actually got provided with mobile homes (containers), electricity and sanitary facilities. In contrast, the complete furnishing of Salone, a camp situated on the outskirts of Rome, was destroyed in the summer of 2003 with the promise of substituting the destroyed caravans with such containers.
The compilation of several conversations and interviews from Via dei Gordiani portrays one of 7 “exemplary camps” of the Roma in Rome.