Title: Fascismo Abbandonato: The Children's Colonie
of Mussolini's Italy
During the period of Mussolini’s Fascist regime ‘colonia’ – holiday
centres for children – were established on the northern Italian coasts.
Run by paramilitary youth organisations, they brought together
modernist architecture, fresh air and discipline with the intention of
converting the body and soul of Italian youth to fascist principles.
Now most of them are abandoned and in decay. Dubowitz crossed Northern
Italy to track down
some of these huge ruins and recorded them in 12 large scale
photographic series showing their
decay as relics of a megalomaniac architecture of Mussolini’s regime
and have to be regarded as impressive victims
of the modernist movement in Italy.
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