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). His interests revolve around the agency of images and their affective role within processes of memory and recollection. He works as an associate lecturer at the University of Westminster, the Camberwell College of Arts, and London Metropolitan University, as well as at Accademia Santa Giulia in Brescia, Italy. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the EHESS, Paris.

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Recent articles

What is today known as ‘whistleblowing’ could once take the form of interacting with a threatening gaze carved into the city wall. It is the case of the ‘boche de Leon’ or ‘lion’s mouths’ disseminated by the old Venetian Republic throughout its territory to suppress illegal activities. Through a close… Read more »

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As he navigates through the recurrent lockdowns of the pandemic, stranded between hitchiking and muggings, job hunting and separations, Fabio Valerio Tibollo rediscovers photography as a powerful coping mechanism. Recording everything that happened around him for one year straight, from attending momentous events to finding curiosity in shots of simple living,… Read more »

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How many types of lightning are there, and how did the Victorians perceive and rationalise them? This article by James Broome, first published on The Strand Magazine in 1897, puts together photographs from both observatories and amateurs to show lightning in many of its different forms and shapes, while reflecting… Read more »

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