Savorengo Ker (that means "the home of everyone" in Romanes language) is an experimental project of collaborative building that took place in the roma camp of Casilino 900. It is the story of a simple and brave idea, that became the symbol of emancipation for a marginalized community. The project was housed at the Architecture Biennale in Venice, and was visited by several Members of the European Parliament, reviewed by the international press and debated in academia over the world, but in Rome, where the house was built and presented, met only hostility and unnecessary controversy. Now that house is gone.
Direction: FABRIZIO BONI and GIORGIO DE FINIS
Production: IN IRIDE SFOGGIO 2009
With the support of: STALKER/ON and DIPSU (Department of Urban Studies), University of Roma Tre
In collaboration with: 11. INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION OF VENICE BIENNALE AND THE MILAN TRIENNALE
Photography: DONATELLO CONTI and BEPPE DE LUCIA
Editing and Graphics: DANIEL MARK MILLER
Cameramen: MARCO GENTILI, FREDIANO IRACI SARERI
Music: CRISTINA BARZI E OFFICINA NOMADE, CESARE BOTTA, ANGELO LOSASSO
Group photo by: GIORGIO DE FINIS
Original prints: ROLANDO CORSETTI
Length 55 MIN
Color – HDV
Thanks to: the inhabitants of CASILINO 900- the project managers MIRSAD SEJDOVIC, HAKJA HUSOVIC, BAYRAM HASIMI, NENAD SEJDOVIC, KLEJ SALKANOVIC IL COORDINATORE NAJO ADZOVIC - tha working group DEJAN DEVOVIC, SALTAN ADZOVIC, RUDIJA SEJDOVIC, TONY ADZOVIC, ANTONIO SALKANOVIC, VEZIR SALKANOVIC, GORAN SEJDOVIC, JANEZ SALKANOVIC, SAMI ALIJA, FRANCESCO CARERI, LORENZO ROMITO, AZZURRA MUZZONIGRO, ILARIA VASDEKI, ALDO INNOCENZI, PAOLO BRUSCHI, BEVERLY PIERSOL, ANDREA VALENTINI, MICHELE CARPANI, GIUSEPPE PUNZO, RICCARDO ALBANI, PASCAL HENTSCHEL, SILVIA SCALDAFERRO, SANDRA PIA PIACENTINO, CAMILLA SANGUINETI, RENZO SGOLACCHIA, BARBARA DOVARCH - photographers SIMONA CALEO, MAX INTRISANO, MASSIMO PERCOSSI, FABRIZIO PANTINI - GIORGIO PICCINATO - MARCO BRAZZODURO - FRANCESCO GAROFALO - MAURO MASI.
We also thank: VII Municipio di Roma - Associazione Nova Vita - Pontificio Seminario Romano - Servizio di Medicina Solidale e delle Migrazioni del Policlinico di Tor Vergata - Dipartimento di Scienze Demografiche, Università di Roma La Sapienza - Cooperativa Ermes - Comunità di Sant' Egidio - Cooperativa Sociale Assalto al Cielo - TAB Studio - Energetica Coop. Soc.
Savorengo Ker was built with research funds "Nomadism and cities. Living in informal Roma settlements and occasional hospitalizations, read through the practices and experiences of public art "of DIPSU - Department of Urban Studies, University of Roma Tre.