In 1939, Mirafiori, the FIAT plant, was built on the southern edge of Turin, which provoked a massive internal migration. Between 1953 and 1965 the local population doubled, which dictated the need to construct a new suburban dormitory-style district called "Mirafiori Sud". These new blue-collar workers, who had come from the southern countryside of Italy, were constrained to an urban lifestyle.
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