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Termini memories, the centre of Esquilino

Rome Termini’s railway station sees 500.000 passengers passing by its hall everyday, compared to the 25.000 residents in its adjacent neighborhood Esquilino. A paradox that can be easily explained by its “atopos” status, a place of transit, where most people stay just for a short time. Therefore, the few residents …

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Equivalence of diplomas doesn’t work

In many cases, the procedures for establishing the equivalence of diplomas and obtaining recognition of professional qualifications are lengthy and costly. However, the EU sets mobility as one of its goals, whereas mobility can be hindered by both the failure to give full and proper recognition to courses attended and the …

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Rome’s most ancient walls? In Termini

Termini. Cornerstone of Modern Rome deals with the fate of one of the oldest and largest tangible remains of ancient Rome: the fourth century BC city wall, incorporated in the city’s symbol of modernity, the central train station of Termini. Through a “heritageography” of the renowned station, the book tells a …

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Ismail the invisible homeless in Termini

Ismail regrets coming to Italy, from Tunisia. He says “it was the worst decision” of his life. Here he had an accident, one year ago, that left him unable to work. Alone and broke as he is, he spends most of his time in Termini railway station, looking for some …

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The abandoned railway of Dilijan, Armenia

Dilijan, Armenia, one of the most visited towns in the Caucasian country, where TerminiTv founder Francesco Conte explored the forgotten story of an abandoned railway. Thanks to some locals, he got in touch with a woman who was working at Dilijan railway station before it was shut down. Here’s her …

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Aurica, Italian from Moldavia

“I used to hate Rome and Italy, until I came back from my Erasmus in Paris, that’s when I started to appreciate the country I lived in”, tells us Aurica, a Moldavian born Italian activist and social worker that Francesco Conte interviewed in Termini for the Ymobility series.  YMOBILITY is the …

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A Ghost City

Seven walks at night, exploring Rome and its hidden ghosts. This is “A Ghost City”, that the art collective Stalker – No Working organised for the 40th anniversary of “Estate Romana”(Roman Summer). Here’s a video made by TerminiTV’s founder Francesco Conte.  From “A Ghost city” website: “Seven blind meetings to …

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Abdel, the Sudanese poet in Paris

Abdelmoniem Rahma is a Sudanese born poet and journalist now living in Paris. He received asylum because of his political commitment in Sudan, which sent him to jail in his home country, with the risk of death penalty. Later, he managed to escape to Ethiopia, but then again he was …

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