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Illegal Status Makes for Precarious Existence

Far from being decrepit pits, Italy's social centers are among the country's most vital cultural institutions.


Link party - Image taken from: flickr

Although the number of Italy's social centers continues to grow, the scene is changing. Some, such as Link, in Bologna, have strayed from the founding philosophy. For starters, the facility was offered up by the town's mayor, said Costa. “Artistically, it's quite interesting,” he said. “In all Europe it is known and as far as music and video, it's done very well. But even though they try to remain in contact with the movement, everyone knows it is not a social center.” Link, which has a tainted reputation among social center purists, charges a relatively whopping $8 for concerts and raves.

Source: Hartford by Adam Bregman.

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