16 Nov 2013

A colourful protest in Pisa.

Tuscany through my eyes: Week 51

Now that my project about Tuscany over the seasons is over, I have decided to start a new project: Tuscany through my eyes. Well, more or less… I am planning on publishing one or more photos of Tuscany every week, and not just some beautiful photos, but images that “match” the way I see my beautiful region at that time of the year. I will publish photos that I have taken and photos that I have not taken but I wish I had! 52 posts to show you Tuscany the way I see it and feel it. Here are the other posts in the series.

Week 51 – A colourful protest

Pisa once had a factory making paint. The company was then bought by a larger company, just for its reputation. Operations were slowly shut down, people were fired, the building was abandoned. The city intended to develop the area once occupied by the “Colorificio” by building a new residential complex. Some people opposed this idea, and claimed the abandoned space for social initiatives and no-profit associations. There was some tension, and finally the old factory was “occupied”, restored and converted into reading rooms, and “social spaces”, until the city decided to clear it out.

These are some photos of the protest that crossed the city this week.





(Photos by Progetto Rebeldia)

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