Overcoming the ghetto. Analysis of the housing segregation of agricultural workers in the province of Foggia. The article proposes an analysis of the spatial conformations, both spontaneous and the result of public interventions, linked to the presence of agricultural workers, seasonal and permanent, of foreign origin in the province of Foggia. The essay describes the spatial characteristics of these settlements, known as ghettos, the lack of services and the social fragility of their inhabitants and proposes an analysis of the public solutions that have been given. The study becomes an opportunity to propose considerations about the responsibilities and challenges of the planning discipline towards overcoming the extreme situations of spatial segregation and exploitation that affect the countryside of Southern Italy and beyond.
Keywords: informal settlements, immigration, agricultural labour, Capitanata, slum