Tommaso Gorla is an Italian artist and researcher. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from EHESS, Paris and is currently a member of the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale (LAS), Paris. He is the founder of El Cocuy Projects (2011-16), an itinerant curatorial project focused on contemporary music and sound art, as well as the founder and chief editor of the visual culture journal Anima Loci (2019). He teaches anthropology at Accademia Santa Giulia in Brescia, is a lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies at London MET and is a Visual Arts tutor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Verona. His interests revolve around the agency of images and their affective role within the processes of memory and recollection.
Francesco Della Puppa is a researcher in social sciences at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He holds a PhD from the University of Padua. He was Post-Doctoral fellow between 2012 and 2017, both at the University of Padua and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. His core research interests concern the social transformations prompted by migration phenomena. He is a member of the Master’s Programme on ‘Migration Phenomena and Social Transformations’ and the ‘Laboratory for Social Research’ as well as the ‘International Centre for Humanities and Social Change’ at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. He is author of two monographs and several articles for international scientific journals.
Alex Wilk’s practice spans art, design and research. She has worked as a researcher for the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist at Serpentine Galleries in London and for the architectural designer and engineer, Cecil Balmond OBE. She played a key role in the establishment of Balmond Studio’s e-journal Thinking in Practice and later worked with Cecil Balmond on both the editing and design of his book Crossover (Prestel, 2013). Alex maintains her own interdisciplinary practice which includes artwork and writing. Alex holds a bachelor’s in Art and Visual Culture from Bristol UWE, and a master’s in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London.
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 »
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 »
Starting in Morocco, the National 1 traverses the disputed territory of the Western Sahara to join Mauritania. The arid landscape that it crosses bears few markers of human activity. Elements shaped, eroded, bent or battered by the Harmattan sand storms overshadow man-made structures. Photographer Jérémie Vaudaux takes us along that… Read more »