# POLITICS /// Historical checkpoints by San Rocco on BLDGBLOG


Geoff Manaugh just released an interesting post on BLDG BLOG about two images produced by the Italian Magazine San Rocco. Those provocative pictures have been created in reaction to a law proposal by the Italian Interior Minister, Roberto Maroni in 2010. This Law was imposing a filtering of Stadium’s population by the swiping of Electronic ID Card.
This kind of law, justified by security purposes as always (against hooligans here) are increasing the filtering and control of urban populations and San Rocco’s images illustrate this dangerous evolution by envisioning checkpoints that filter the allowed population in the center of cities (here Piazza San Marco in Venice and Piazza del Popolo in Rome).