La decolonizzazione della natura (Fr. & Ing.)

The conception of nature as matter to be objectified by modern science or as an inanimate resource at our disposal is currently being disrupted by ecological, ethological, anthropological and philosophical research. Because of global warming, nature is simultaneously entering the political scene. Ironically, the urgent need to reassess our relationship to nature is surfacing at the very same time that we are losing its concept.  Along the way, we might also lose a certain type of humanhood: who are we becoming, and what is our place in this coming nature? Continue reading

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Ecosostenibilità, Arte, Antropologia e Filosofia

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GREEN CULTURE – The conception of nature as matter to be objectified by modern science or as an inanimate resource at our disposal is currently being disrupted by ecological, ethological, anthropological and philosophical research. Because of global warming, nature is simultaneously entering the political scene. Ironically, the urgent need to reassess our relationship to nature is surfacing at the very same time that we are losing its concept. The books addressed in this article combine art and theoretical thought. They function as explorations that both try to outline the kind of nature we are leaving behind and the possibilities we could be traveling towards. Along the way, we might also lose a certain type of humanhood: who are we becoming, and what is our place in this coming nature? All these questions are asked by these recent publications. Continue reading

NON SIAMO MAI STATI MODERNI, OGGETTIVITÀ, ILLUSIONE E VERITÀ NELL’VISUAL ART. (ING. & FR.)

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We‘ve never been modern, objectivity, illusion and truth in visual art. It would be impossible to accurately assess, or even, at times, to follow the individual arguments made in all of the four books presented here, so widely do the authors draw upon the history of ideas, the history of institutions, the history of the visual arts and epistemology, in different places and periods from the dawn of the birth of art to the present. (review of 4 books on this subject) Continue reading

Mediazione linguistica, opera d’arte e dialogo interculturale. (estratto in Ing. & Fr.) Language mediation, work of art and intercultural dialogue.

The reception of a piece of art as an object of exchange and mediation requires several ‘go-between’ in a context of language and culture learning. In this article, we would like to highlight the teacher’s mediation as well as the learner’s one and examine the emergence of verbal and body language in academic multicultural courses of French as a foreign language, in which visual and choreographic works of art are introduced. We will show, through the thorough analysis of a few examples, to which extent the teacher, by stimulating multimodal experiences of mediation for the learner, fosters the construction of interactional and intercultural competences.

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I traduttori di manga raccontano loro lavoro (Ing. & Fran.)

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Exhibition: manga translators tell their story.

A great idea for this 2018 edition: the Angoulême International Comics Festival has decided to give a more important place to the manga, today one of the most read comic book forms in the world. At the Cité de la Bande dessinée d’Angoulême, an exhibition revealed the translation of manga, explained by translators who practice it.

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Ti auguro di avere una vita di cui essere fiera. E se scopri che non è questo il caso, ti auguro di trovare la forza di rifare tutto da capo. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Testo (Ing. & Fr.), F. Scott Fitzgerald; photo e arte Zelda Fitzgerald, sua bellissima moglia.   For what it’s worth… it is never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Si tu veux mon avis il n’est jamais trop tard ou dans mon cas trop tôt. Pour être ce que tu as envie d’être. Il n’y a pas de limite de temps, c’est quand tu veux. Tu peux changer ou rester la même. Il n’y a pas de règles pour ça. On peux en tirer le meilleur ou le pire. J’espère que tu en tireras le meilleur, j’espère que tu verras des choses qui te secoueront. Que tu ressentiras des choses que tu n’as jamais ressenties. Que tu rencontreras des personnes qui ont un point de vue différent. J’espère que tu seras fière de ta vie. Et que si tu découvres que ça n’est pas le cas, j’espère que tu auras la force de tout recommencer. F. Scott Fitzgerald.