Holiday colonies for Italian youth during Fascism
Marco Mulazzani

Thousands of summer colonies were created for youth in Fascist Italy (1922–1943). Most were temporary structures set up to assist children only during the daytime; dozens became the concrete symbol of the totalitarian project undertaken by Fascism to shape “new Italians” starting from childhood. Actually the colonies promoted by the organizations of the regime, state agencies and industrial companies, due to a lack of precise “models” of reference for the architects involved, present a highly varied expressive panorama, reflecting the complexity of the architectural debate in those years and the difficulties that faced any truly modern approach to architecture.

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Holiday architecture, Leisure architecture, Tourism modern architecture, Italian modern architecture, Italian Dictatorship, Modern holiday colonies.

Issue 60
Year 2019
Pages 16-23

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