Ascanio Celestini – “Stories and Counterstories. Schoolmates.”


with RusticaXband and Massimiliano Fiorucci


"The school could wake us up, but it is in the hands of the gentlemen. They want to speak for the poor, but they don't want to teach them to do it themselves. They are afraid."

The children of School 725 in the Appius Claudius slum in 1969 wrote this.


Half a century later in the same neighborhood there is a boy band playing in the RusticaXband. Peers of those who denounced the shack scandal. Meanwhile, has the school taught the poor the words to speak?