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INSULAE is a project aimed at describing the search for isolation that the walls built around the new buildings of the new Roman suburbs represent. While in various parts of Europe new ideas in shared housing are being built, in Rome the goal seems to close citizens behind walls which separate them and keep others away. We are developing neighborhoods that, in addition to being aesthetically objectionable, teach those who live in them to distrust and therefore remain in exclusion and isolation. The outskirts of Rome, especially the wealthy ones, have become places that reject the stranger and that hold their treasures hidden behind walls that block any view. This seems to me as a clear symptom of how the Italian society has changed in the recent years.