Hurt communities and resilience: The experience of «Casa della Memoria» in Brescia

Claudia Tagliabue

The peculiarity resides in the fact that although the Association arose from a tragic event, it succeeds in being exemplary and generative, not only in its pursuit of spreading citizenship, democracy, and memory. Indeed, with its very activity, the Association becomes a witness in the first person in showing how, after such a tragic event, it is still possible to seek reconstruction, reparation, and justice. The actions of memory carried out by Casa della Memoria seem to penetrate the social fabric and spread motifs of belonging, reparation and resilience.


Memory – Trauma – Resilience – Community work – Relational social work