Francesco Della Puppa

Francesco Della Puppa is Professor in Sociology at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Padua and worked in Italy, Bangladesh, Slovenia, UK, Cuba. His core research interests concern the social transformations prompted by migration phenomena, international migration, transformation of labour, family dynamics, racism. He is author of several monographs and articles for international scientific journals. He is a long distance runner and has played in some post punk bands.

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Recent articles

In 2019, the collapse of the Córrego do Feijão dam in Minas Gerais, Brazil, released a mudflow that left environmental and humanitarian devastation in its wake. Two years later, artists Bárbara Lissa and Maria Vaz returned to the zone to document the aftermath. In this text, they consider the limitations… Read more »

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Mundus Subterraneus, published in 1664, is the final result of German Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher’s geological investigations. Here we publish an extract from the chapter, De Lapidibus, in which Kircher muses on the cognitive phenomenon which will be later known as pareidolia – seeing faces and figures within natural formations, in… Read more »

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Glimpses of images, by nature marked by constraints and boundaries: the time and space that you might capture during apnea diving. In this photo-essay, Gianluca Tesauro reflects on his own experience as a freediver and on the idea that, as humans, there will always be something that we cannot access.

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