Rome's Garbatella prepares to mark 100 years

Rome calls for cultural ideas to celebrate Garbatella 100.

Ahead of the centenary of Rome's Garbatella district in February 2020, the city has invited citizens to contribute "project ideas or supply of services" to mark the suburb's 100th anniversary.

The city will evaluate the ideas received for inclusion in the official 'Garbatella 100' programme to celebrate the south Rome neighbourhood located between Via Ostiense and Via Cristoforo Colombo.

The themes sought for Garbatella's anniversary proposals are: work, community, school, public space, environment, and women, through projects involving music, figurative art, cinema, literature, dance and sport.

Proposals should be submitted to garbatella100@comune.roma.it by 24 November. For more details see city website.

Garbatella's upcoming celebrations mark the anniversary of the ground-breaking ceremony at the central Piazza Brin on 18 February 1920, an event presided over by Italy's King Victor Emanuel III.

Established originally to accommodate the families of workers in neighbouring Ostiense, Garbatella is popular today due to its distinctive architectural style and vibrant nightlife.

Garbatella was popularised in the 1993 movie Caro diario by Nanni Moretti who toured the area on his Vespa to the backdrop of the Leonard Cohen track I'm Your Man.

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