Regina Elena

Text and Photographs by Alessandro Imbriaco


From an hospital to a squat, from a radiology center to an apartment house. The “Regina Elena” was for many years the location of one of the largest hospitals in Rome, specialized in oncology: since many years is abandoned and awaiting renovation.

Today, the lanes were occupied by 180 families – Italian, South American, Ethiopian, Romanian, more than 500 people who have turned that aseptic place in home, where operating theatre is used as dining room, and the equipment for TAC live side by side with dolls and play-station.