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    After World War II, this little town grew quickly thanks to the manifacture of tiles, and with time it became a real industrial district – now ca… Read More
    After World War II, this little town grew quickly thanks to the manifacture of tiles, and with time it became a real industrial district – now called “distretto ceramico”, ceramic district. It includes now a vast number of other little towns, that developed the same kind of manifacture (Fiorano Modenese, Spezzano, Casalgrande, and others). This mastodontic expansion has brought at the same time a lot of richness (for who has invested in the ceramic industry and for the factory workers) and a lot of immigration, especially from the South of Italy and North Africa. In my work, I focused on the architectural aspect this big expansion has brought to my town, creating a bizzarre morphology. Most of the old structures have been abandoned and have never been re-qualified, or demolished. The area is a mix of new and old industrial architecture, around which the cities, now reduced to dormitories for the factory workers, have enlarged. Read Less
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