Barricate 1922

Per chiudere il programma di iniziative che hanno segnato il centenario di quegli eventi, il Comune di Parma e il Centro studi movimenti hanno presentato “Barricate 1922″, un progetto di itinerari e segni urbani nei luoghi di quella straordinaria storia, quando i borghi popolari della città eressero barricate e respinsero l’aggressione di migliaia di camicie nere.

In some streets of the Oltretorrente and of the Centre, in the exact points where the barricades were built 100 years ago ‒ identified through the photographs that Armando Amoretti took at the time ‒ urban signs were created and poles placed to contextualize events and characters in their space physical and transform those places into doors of time.

A QRcode on each pole, in fact, refers to a web page where it is possible to find texts, images, videos and bibliographies; useful materials to delve into the characters and details of those days: such as the leaders of the popular revolt such as Guido Picelli or Antonio Cieri, the fascist ras such as Italo Balbo and the squad violence in the historic centre, women such as Maria Viola or Ada Nicolini, the people of villages, the barricades and the arditi of the Naviglio, or the photographer of the Amoretti barricades.

Celebrated and narrated for a long time, so much so that they are now part of the collective identity, finally the days of August 1922 from 5 January 2023 will also materially mark some streets and squares of the city.

In addition to the contribution of the Municipality of Parma, the project was supported by Aicvas and the Emilia Romagna Region and was designed and built for the urban architecture part by Gabriella Incerti and Filippo Zuelli and for the historical research part by Margherita Becchetti, William Gambetta and Lorenzo Tore, with the collaboration of Sofia Bacchini, Michela Cerocchi, Ilaria La Fata, Andrea Mainardi and Latino Taddei. The web project was curated by the JacLeRoi studio.