Life in Sloi
The S.L.O.I. (Società Lavorazioni Organiche e Inorganiche) in Trento was built in the '30s for Mussolini's will, it produced tetraethyl lead, an antiknock which was blended into gasoline.
The blend was highly dangerous for the workers, lead cause hallucinations, irritability and depression.
Many workers were affected by lead poisoning and often interned in the asylum of Pergine.
In 1978 a severe fire struck the factory, causing the catastrophe risk.
After the S.L.O.I. has became home for clochard, refugees, drug dealers and, in the last times, hosted a Romanian Gipsy community.
I followed this group in the last period of occupation and during the evacuation between 2010 and 2011, I wanted to document a slice of life of this community.