Tommaso Gorla

Tommaso Gorla is an Italian artist and researcher, as well as the founder and chief editor of the visual culture journal Anima Loci (2019). He holds a PhD in Anthropology from EHESS, Paris, and has taught at Accademia Santa Giulia, Brescia, and London Metropolitan University. He also works as a Visual Arts tutor at the Academy of Fine Arts of Verona. His interests revolve around the agency of images and their affective role within processes of memory and recollection. 

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Recent articles

South London is marked by rapid and widespread urban regeneration plans and development. A PhD student and a team of young researchers living in gentrifying neighbourhoods map out the emotional, psychological and social landscapes in this shifting terrain. Here young people are simultaneously obscured and hyper-visible. In focusing on the… Read more »

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In the depth of the Trentino mountains, there is a high-security prison. Amongst the captives is M49, a brown bear classified as dangerous for his reoccurring attacks on livestock and human property. The animal has been the subject of much media attention, both in his homeland and abroad. What are… Read more »

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Thames Town, a British-themed village on the outskirts of Shanghai, attracts residents and tourists with its gothic-like church, red phone boxes, and statues of Winston Churchill and Princess Diana. What is “real” in a quintessentially “fake” place like Thames Town? Does thinking through these categories even make sense? Who gets… Read more »

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