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

In comics, when do landscapes change from setting to subject? Usually thought of as the backdrop to the unfolding of events, the landscape often plays a deeper role. In this article, semiologist Daniele Barbieri recounts some moments found within the history of comics in which the landscape becomes an important… Read more »

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Anima Loci Giorgio Guernier Enrica Casentini

In Italy, the North East holds a strong place in the collective imaginary. As part of the country’s economic engine, it is an area of factories, family-run businesses, hangers and warehouses, interrupted only by the towns scattered around the land. Yet, the North East has a lesser-known image: that of… Read more »

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Anima Loci Joey Chin

2015 marked the island city-state Singapore’s golden jubilee. Amongst the festivities and events celebrating the country’s independence was public coverage of the Dakota estate, one of the oldest public housing developments in Singapore. With its impending demolition to make way for redevelopment, the area was featured in numerous arts, culture,… Read more »

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