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Maps, Borders and Territories
Maps, Borders and TerritoriesThursday, November 05, 2020 → Thursday, February 18, 2021

  What is there in (and beyond) a map? What do we talk about when we talk of borders? How do we define territories? Google maps and maps of wonderlands. Cartography and strategies of war. Mapping ideologies and pandemics, continents, countries and counties, languages and races. Never ending fights over borders and ide...

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What Shall We Eat to Save the World?
What Shall We Eat to Save the World?Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Curated by Agnese Codignola and Fabio Bruni Register here.  Climate's fever is destroying the world - but we can save it - with a revolution that involves healthy, sustainable and fair food.. and the courage, scandalous at times, of science.   Agnese Codignola, PhD in pharmacology at Università di ...

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MapsBordersTerritories #4: Frontaliers and protection of the Italian language in Switzerland.
MapsBordersTerritories #4: Frontaliers and protection of the Italian language in Switzerland.Thursday, November 26, 2020

Gabriele Paleari and Sergio Savoia in conversation. The border between Switzerland and Italy has been almost unchanged, except for minor tweaks, since Italy’s unification in 1861. However porous, the border divides two countries with very different political systems and, to paraphrase Churchill, the two count...

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MapsBordersTerritories #5: Fulvio Tomizza and geo-linguistic borders.
MapsBordersTerritories #5: Fulvio Tomizza and geo-linguistic borders.Thursday, December 10, 2020

Marianna Deganutti and Sandra Parmegiani in conversation What does writing from a borderland mean? What are the challenges borderland writers are subjected to? Trieste, a key European borderland, located at the intersection of the Latin, Germanic and Slavic civilizations, offers a literary scenario characterized by complex...

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MapsBordersTerritories #6: Envisioning borders: thinking across border spaces with and through comics
MapsBordersTerritories #6: Envisioning borders: thinking across border spaces with and through comicsThursday, January 07, 2021

Juliet Fall (Université de Genève) and Giada Peterle (Università di Padova) In March 2020, as Covid-19 cases soared, the Swiss Federal Council imposed a lockdown across the country, closing the borders to all but essential travel. Meanwhile, in Italy, people’s lives were transformed and bounded foll...

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MapsBordersTerritories #7: Stories between, across and without borders: La linea del colore
MapsBordersTerritories #7: Stories between, across and without borders: La linea del colore Thursday, January 14, 2021

with Igiaba Scego How does art bring together two African descendant women in Rome between the late nineteenth century and present-day? How do five characters with shared roots in Italy, Somalia, and Argentina experience the trauma of fascism and work towards healing? Igiaba Scego addresses this and more in La Linea...

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MapsBordersTerritories #8: Maps of Paradise: A Visual History of Heaven on Earth
MapsBordersTerritories #8: Maps of Paradise: A Visual History of Heaven on Earth Thursday, January 21, 2021

With Alessandro Scafi Where is Nowhere? Scholars and mapmakers from the Middle Ages to Modernity rose to the challenge of identifying the location of paradise on a map, despite the certain knowledge that it was beyond human reach. The history of how the unmappable has been mapped is also a mirror of the universal dream...

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MapsBordersTerritories #9: Sindrome Italia: images, voices, experiences from the hidden world of immigration in today’s Italy
MapsBordersTerritories #9: Sindrome Italia: images, voices, experiences from the hidden world of immigration in today’s Italy Thursday, January 28, 2021

with Tiziana Francesca Vaccaro. Maps, Borders, and Territories; but also identities, cultures, stories. What do we become today after experiencing migration? Where does life go, afterward? When Tiziana Francesca Vaccaro meets Vasilica, Maria and Stella, she also meets the so-called “Sindrome Italia” (or Itali...

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MapsBordersTerritories #10: On mapping languages and fighting racisms
MapsBordersTerritories #10: On mapping languages and fighting racismsThursday, February 11, 2021

with Andrea Moro. What happens when prejudices are applied to apparently neutral sciences, such as – for instance – linguistics? Can notions such as “language”, “nation”, “culture” become a potentially falsifying factor in a process whereby differences are seen as obstacl...

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MapsBordersTerritories #11: On drawing lines, making cuts, and other ( philosophical) adventures
MapsBordersTerritories #11: On drawing lines, making cuts, and other ( philosophical) adventures Thursday, February 18, 2021

Andrea Borghini in conversation with Achille Varzi. From a philosophical perspective, the big question regarding boundaries concerns their source. Do they reflect the “objective” structure of reality or do they simply register demarcations determined by human needs and decisions? In this conversation we focus on ...

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