by Giovanni Pulice
curated by Giulia Tornari
in coooperation with ZONA, from a social inclusion project by Sport Senza Frontiere Onlus and support of UNHCR
A refugee is someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.
The 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
Displaced portrays the hope of many young people who land on the shores of Italy after exhausting journeys and arrive in a country where they hope to take wing and start a new life. Hope nourished and fostered by initiatives and organizations to help migrants and refugees integrate.
Giovanni Pulice’s work, developed in collaboration with Zona, began as part of “First Aid Sport”, a project aimed at creating social integration through the Sport Senza Frontiere Onlus (Sport without Borders) with the support of the UNHCR. It takes us through the waiting period necessary before obtaining refugee status. During this period of time, which can often take a few years, at “first reception”, asylum seekers are housed in Extraordinary Reception Centers (CASs) managed by the Prefecture, a branch of the Ministry of the Interior; by municipalities that adhere to the Sistema di Protezione per Richiedenti Asilo e Rifugiati (SPRAR – The Protection System for Asylum Seekers and Refugees) or in group homes. Traumatic events and the sense of loss and confusion after having to leave their native countries and families render them particularly vulnerable. Their fragility is further increased by the long waiting periods and uncertainties endured in medium- or large-scale reception centers often located in isolated places far from the city and a “normal” life, thereby lacking opportunities to get to know the area and to socialize with the locals. Sport is a powerful tool for integration: it reduces isolation, low expectations for the future, and difficult social interaction. It improves possible motor and coordination deficits caused by psychophysical illnesses owing to traumatic experiences, and reinforces self-confidence.
“First Aid Sport” is for women, men and youths between 8 and 26 years old. Thanks to Sport Senza Frontiere they can do karate, play soccer and basketball, do track-and-field, duathlons, judo, boxing and swimming in Milan, Naples and Rome.
Giovanni Pulice was born in Gioia Tauro (RC) in 1991. He approached photography during the clashes in Rosarno (RC) in 2010 with the revolt of African laborers. He decided to start studying photography and enrolled at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome. He begins to deepen the theme of immigration by telling and documenting the lives of migrants once they arrivein Italy. After completing his studies he began to collaborate with various newspapers dealing with politics and national news. He worked as a videomaker for SKY and Corriere della Sera. Since 2016 he has been working with the CONTRASTO agency.
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