Torino Imperiale

Superb baroque city, former capital of the Duchy of Savoy, then of the Sardinian Kingdom and finally of the newborn Italian State, Turin became a major industrial area and “capital of the automobile” in the twentieth century. Toponymy, monuments, memorials and plates remind us of the long and contrasted history of the city. In Turin, material traces of Italian colonial history might not be so abundant. Nevertheless, each neighbourhood conserves some evidence of that often forgotten colonial past.

Streets, squares and buildings whose names are related to colonialism

Statues, monuments, commemorative plaques who are related to colonialism

Institutions that themselves or their predecessors were involved in colonialism

Colonial traces in popular and mass culture


Torino: Elisabetta Pauletti

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