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. 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.
The vast urban sprawl of Lombardy, Italy’s most industrialised region, has given life to nameless spots that seem to exist autonomously, with little dialogue with the landscape. Inspired by Rem Koolhaas’ essay Junkspace (2001), this photoessay by Simone Ludovico shows the only moment in which nowhere adorns itself to become… Read more »
In these times of enforced self-isolation, the objects that once constituted the discrete backdrop of our home start to be seen in a different light. In this intimate contribution, radio producer Jonathan Zenti tells us about how being quarantined in one of Italy’s most affected cities has brought his previously… Read more »
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 »