Babel (San Berillo)
Francesco Grasso writes in Davanti alla Porta 'everyone has been tempted and corrupted by the San Berillo district People here may have lived criminally, in promiscuity, naughtiness, immorality and perdition, but it is exactly here, in this place that people feel free from any law and rules, from any frame of mind and social prejudices, because it is here that all the human instincts are poured out.' An island in the heart of Catania, San Berillo, once known as the biggest open air brothel in Europe, today hosts migrants and outsiders from a variety of social and cultural extraction. This district, at the edge of a fortified Europe, is showing the way for an alternative process of tolerance.
Glauco Canalis • Robert Darch • Sian Davey •