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 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
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’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. She played a key role in the establishment of Balmond Studio’s e-journal Thinking in Practice and later worked with Balmond on both the editing and design of his book Crossover (Prestel, 2013). Alex maintains her own interdisciplinary practice which includes artwork and writing. Her research interests revolve around the relationship between semiotic processes and embodied experience. 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.
Gaëtan Chevrier, 15 March 2020
Hong Kong’s unique geographic characteristics make this city a place where the manmade and the natural densely coexist. During several walks across the urban landscape, French photographer Gaëtan Chevrier records this intricate relationship, normally overshadowed by the bustling life of this financial capital. The photographs and reflections that follow further… Read more »
Of foxes and men
Alžběta Kovandová, 15 February 2020
Sharing the fabric of our cities with wild animals is the norm. As long as they do not encroach upon the boundaries of the domestic wall, the space in which we live is also that of birds, mice, insects and other species. In London, urban foxes are the most iconic… Read more »
Constructing the wilderness
Silvia Segalla, 15 January 2020
Starting from the exploration of the so-called “viàz”, an arduous mountaineering route in the Zoldo Dolomites, Silvia Segalla reflects upon the concept of “wilderness” as applied to the mountain, which within the social imaginary seems to have become a reserve and bastion of nature. In an era in which a… Read more »