I Live Here

Powerfull piece by NemO’s in San Berillo Catania, Italy.
NemO’s explained the message behind his mural “Abito qui (I live here)” on his instagram:
“San Berillo is an historic district in the center of Catania. Today, the majority of these homes are uninhabited and often abandoned. In the 50s San Berillo became the red-light district of the city and nowadays it’s a very closed area avoid by the majority of people.
Some prostitutes have resisted the demolition in the 50s and now they live here with migrants, pushers and the new generation of prostitutes.
They are women about 60/70 years old that have lived the history of the districts and its trasformations. They are “consenting” prositutes and have chosen their profession. This women work jet, they stay outside home and wait their customers. The “historic” prostitutes are the real landlord of this district.
San Berillo is ignored and ghettoized by the citizens of Catania and so this area undergoes continuous speculative attacks.”

~ By NemO’s ~ Photo: @whoisnemos on instagram

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2 comments

  1. Frankie Beane · April 26, 2016

    I am glad that you explained the image. I can’t imagine a woman being a prostitute at 70 but…

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