The 2011 Edition | In search of the young Italy
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, the Atlas proposes an in-depth study on Garibaldi’s boys, a contribution which, however, is not just a tribute but also an unusual instrument of investigation. In fact, following those teenagers who somehow dreamed of the homeland we live in also allows us to compare the “young Italy” of the time with the current one.
The study makes available to the public a large collection of maps created by the gisAction team, on the situation of childhood and adolescence in Italy.
The data collection and mapping work focused in particular on specific indicators of the world of childhood and adolescence. By applying to Italian minors what is generally used to represent and analyze physical, geological and environmental data, it was possible to create more than 70 maps, from demographics to the environment, from the internet to social spending, from nurseries to schools, from poverty economic to juvenile justice, and so on. A cartographic program of minor Italies of different colors, very often iridescent within them to signal the disunity of a country (in particular the distances between North and South, but also between region and region, between province and province) gathered 150 years ago also thanks to the sacrifice of so many boys.