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Posted 12.15.10 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Jon Calame: The Roma of Rome: Heirs to the Ghetto System



Roma settlements are tolerated as long as they remain politically convenient. In the unauthorized enclave Casilino 900, demolished in February 2010, improvisational shacks were supplied with water running through spigots installed and paid for by municipal authorities.

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ABOUT THE ESSAY

The Roma of Rome: Heirs to the Ghetto System
On Places, historic preservationist Jon Calame documents, in words and images, the state-sponsored enclaves — or ghettos — that house the Roma, or Gypsies, of Rome.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jon Calame is a founding partner of Minerva Partners, a non-profit consultancy group based in New York.
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