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In an ongoing investigation into industrial histories, the Neapolitan suburb of Bagnoli is now approached, - the resulting body of works directly inspired by the western seaside basin.

In the early 19th century, prior to the development of the region, there had been a long running dispute about the nature and direction of a possible improvement.  There were those backing the exploitation of the bay’s natural beauty as a tourist venue, as others proposed agriculture and general trade functions.  In the end a politician by the name of Francesco Saverio Nitti had headed a ‘master plan’ which was to draw interest and funding from the north, later to be followed by a local middle-class investment to ensure the steady industrialisation of the basin.  This was later manifest in the firm Ilva erecting basic architecture and facilities for the production and processing of steel, hence the birth of a thriving industry catering for a local and commuting work force of thousands.  The firm, later named Italsider, was, as a provider of work, the livelihood of a community – an important pillar in the shift of the fringe suburb from a rural beauty into an economic powerhouse.