Borgo Boreano, town of Venosa, Province of Potenza (Basilicata)
a group of workers from Burkina Faso occupies some abandoned farmhouses after being chased from PSG
Boreano is joined by a growing community of African workers chased from neighbouring sites (predominantly PSG and Grotta Paradiso).
pressured by public authorities, owners decide to destroy a series of occupied buildings, with the clear intent to stave off African immigrants.
despite the destruction of other habitats, the ghetto continues to grow in size
a Ghanaian worker named Peter Emmanuel Kyeremeh commits suicide in one of the shacks, finding it impossible to bear the circumstances;
not finding any relatives to dispose of the body, local volunteers bury him in a nearby cemetery
“I have gone to Boreano and come back… There is no work there for me. I was only hanging out, drinking and spending money, so I decided I cannot stay there. I decided Boreano is not safe for life.”
early 2016: a fire destoys part of the ghetto
by decree of the mayor of Venosa, the site of Boreano is destroyed on 22 June 2016