12 Apr '11, 7am
New blog post : Social Centers in Italy
When you are around the neighbourhood in Italy, you’d notice some places which looks something like this : This one is in Monte Verde near my FIL. I’ve never seen it functioning though. This one is in Tor Pignattara which around the corner by the way has the best kebab shop that I’ve ever been to. These are called “Centri Sociali” which is something like a community center in Singapore. They are almost always abandoned buildings which is renovated and refurbished and converted into a social center. The hammer and the sickle symbol is for the communist political party and might look scary and apprehensive but here you could do a lot of interesting activities here such as learning another language, cooking classes at a fair price as well as meet other like minded, working class people. I’ve yet to meet a deranged politically crazed person here. Basically these centers are ma...