18 imagesEver since, Carnival celebrates the subversion of the ordinary. In Scampia, the neighbourhood in the outskirts of Naples described in Saviano's best-seller 'Gomorrah', subverting the ordinary means that residents can occupy their territory, reclaiming their ownership. The driving force of this carnival is the G.RI.DA.S association, meaning 'Group for awakening from sleep'. This association, founded by a couple, Mirella and Felice Pignataro, has since decades bravely been providing a centre of social aggregation and cultural initiatives in this difficult area of Southern Italy. In 2012, Scampia's carnival proposed for the 30th year to local schools and community a parade for expressing creativity, and a day of collective re-possession of public spaces. Social issues are at the heart of this carnival, denouncing inequalities and injustice as well as representing local initiatives and achievements.