Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Photo Essay

Barikama, From Explotation to Solidarity

  • Photographer
    Giacomo Sini
  • Photo Date
    February 2020

In Italy we often talk about corporalato, a form of illegal hiring and exploitation of farm day workers (generally immigrants) through an intermediary. A lot of immigrants ended up in this system in Southern Italy. Some of them managed to escape from such system after partecipating on the "Rosarno's riot" (Calabria) in 2010, deciding to organize themselves creating a social cooperative near Rome that produces yoghurt and vegetables in which Italians also work. This cooperative was set up in Rome and today is a sample of horizontal work without explotation and any boss, managed by the members.