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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 229

Posts Tagged ‘cultural’

Immigration: social, cultural and historical problem

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 luglio 2018

Europe has, to date, reduced the economies and social status of the African peoples to the bone. First there was colonialism, then post colonialism and various forms of control, including the French one on the coins of the former colonies, assuring the tax on exports and plundering the natural resources of which the black continent is rich. In France, one in three lamps is lit thanks to uranium from Niger, while 90% of Nigerinians do not even have access to electricity. The only real obstacle to immigration to Europe is the end of the “Françafrique”, or the depletion of African nations by Macron’s France “.
Put in these terms the reasoning reason would want that the European states, that for centuries have plundered the African continent, they made a dutiful examination of conscience and offered to Africans that opportunity that the spasmodic thirst of profits, the contempt shown for their inhabitants they have ignored and today perpetuate their bad luck by not recognizing the right to live of those peoples who have only been able to arm the hands of their dictators and corrupt governments to try to continue to scrape the bottom of the barrel. Today, however, seem to want to do worse leaving to themselves immigrants who hundreds of thousands bivouac along the things of Libya and also of Tunisia by paying this state things only to Italy with the intent to transform it permanently into a field refugees with hundreds of thousands of desperate and without the possibility of job opportunities and with the real risk of destabilizing the entire country by placing it as a necessary collateral damage. Is this the Europe of solidarity? Is this Europe that would like to teach freedom, democracy turning its back on a continent of desperate people? Is this Europe that has no qualms about turning Italy into a land of conquest for the survival of barbarism? It is time to awaken consciences and to draw the attention of the public to what is in reality Europe dominated by the various business committees and unscrupulous merchants and that if they want to save the European dream of our fathers must to make a radical change starting from its leadership. (Riccardo Alfonso)

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Learning city and cultural diversity

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 febbraio 2017

unescoRoma Giovedì 16 Febbraio 2017, ore 9:00 Palazzo Firenze, Loggia del Primaticcio Piazza di Firenze, 27 International Conference Learning City and Cultural Diversity Roma, Il Dipartimento di Scienze della Formazione dell’Università Roma Tre, in collaborazione con la Commissione Italiana Nazionale per l’Unesco, intende realizzare, un convegno scientifico a carattere internazionale sui temi relativi a learning city e diversità culturale, che rappresentano anche alcune delle priorità dell’Agenda 2030 sullo Sviluppo Sostenibile delle Nazioni Unite. L’obiettivo dell’iniziativa è di presentare, in una prospettiva nazionale ed internazionale, il quadro d’insieme, teorico, metodologico ed esperienziale, sul tema delle learning cities. Le città, intese come metafora ed espressione territoriale, sociale, politica e culturale, possono essere mobilitate per dimostrare come usare efficacemente le loro risorse in tutti i settori, al fine di promuovere e arricchire il loro potenziale umano, sostenere la crescita personale lungo l’arco della vita, ma soprattutto dare impulso allo sviluppo dell’uguaglianza e della giustizia sociale, insieme con il mantenimento di una coesione sociale armoniosa. Tale posizione è inoltre arricchita dal concetto di human security, ormai parte integrante del lessico del settore politico, dei governi, del personale militare e non-governativo, che abbraccia questioni quali il crimine organizzato e non, i diritti umani e la buona governance, i conflitti armati, il genocidio e i crimini di massa, la salute e lo sviluppo, le risorse e l’ambiente. Inoltre il convegno si presenta come opportunità per stabilire e consolidare rapporti di collaborazione tra soggetti e istituzioni interessate al tema, appartenenti a diversi sistemi e ambiti istituzionali, culturali e della società civile; si prefigge così l’obiettivo di pervenire alla costituzione di un tavolo inter-istituzionale teso alla definizione di un documento condiviso di cui l’Ateneo di Roma Tre possa essere promotore. Gli attori coinvolti che hanno manifestato la volontà di partecipare attivamente al convegno sono, oltre alla Commissione Unesco già menzionata, il Centro Unesco per l’Apprendimento permanente con sede ad Amburgo, il Ministero dell’Interno, il Comando generale della Guardia Costiera – Capitanerie di Porto, l’Università di Glasgow, l’Università di Helsinki, l’amministrazione comunale della città di Torino che lo scorso anno ha ottenuto il riconoscimento quale learning city, il CNR, Il MIUR, la Rete Universitaria Italiana per l’Apprendimento Permanente (RUIAP), l’Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile (ASVIS), il Centro Regionale di Informazione delle Nazioni Unite.

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Eternal September

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 agosto 2014

madcatladyThe Rise of Amateur Culture, a group exhibition curated by Valentina Tanni for Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana (2 – 26 September 2014). Produced by Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, in collaboration with Škuc Gallery and Link Center for the Arts of the Information Age, Brescia, the show features a rich accompanying programme, including the launch of a new online project on Link Cabinet, the Link Art Center online gallery, and the publication of a catalogue that will be made available by Link Editions shortly after the show’s opening.
Eternal September is a group exhibition that aims to explore the relationship between professional art making and the rising tide of amateur cultural movements throughout the Web, a historical event that has triggered a huge, fascinating shift in every field of culture, especially the visual one. The exhibition includes works by 15 authors and artistic groups (professionals and amateurs alike) and a series of special projects and accompanying events that will take place both offline and online. Featuring: Anonymous (The Game Pro), Tymek Borowski & Pawel Sysiak, Mauro Ceolin, Paolo Cirio, Paul Destieu, Electroboutique, Matthias Fritsch, Colin Guillemet, David Horvitz, Maskull Lasserre, Aled Lewis, Dennis Logan (Spatula007), Valeria Mancinelli & Roberto Fassone, Mark McEvoy, Casey Pugh et al., Steve Roggenbuck, Smetnjak Collective, Helmut Smits, Phil Thompson, Wendy Vainity (madcatlady).

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Emilia-Romagna: Food and cultural heritage

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 15 febbraio 2012

Toronto Monday, February 20, 2012 – 6:30pm Istituto Italiano di Cultura – 496 Huron St., Free admission The conference will focus on the cultural heritage sites of the Emilia-Romagna region such as Modena, Ferrara, Ravenna, inscripted in the UNESCO World Heritage list and those that are shortlisted to be inscripted, such as the Malatesta historical buildings. It will also tackle with the rich food and wine tradition of the area. The conference will mark the opening of the promotional tour organized by the Istituto Italiano “Fernando Santi” in Ontario which will feature the participation to “VIVA ITALIA! CUCINA” (February 21-24, 2012), a celebration of the best of Italian food, wines, and culture organized by the George Brown College.The proceedings will be in Italian.

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Food and culture

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 ottobre 2010

Toronto  Tuesday, October 26, 2010 – 6:30 pm Istituto Italiano di Cultura – 496, Huron St.,  Free admission. Proceedings will be in English  Gastronomy in Friuli – Venice Jiulia is the result of the combination of three great cooking  traditions – the middle-European, the Venetian and the Slavic one – accompanied by a  strong and tasty folk cuisine. Prof. Trevisan will offer a panorama of the different cultural,  historical and geographical, components of a cuisine that relies on a rich agriculture,  traditional animal farming and lively fishing industry. Of course she won’t forget to give a  brief presentation of the typical red and white wines of the region.

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Christian Ministry in Cultural Diversity

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 6 maggio 2010

The meeting looked at recent efforts of churches in countries as diverse as Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden to enhance co-operation and synergy between so-called “traditional” churches and “migrant-led” churches.  Through national and regional workshops and trainings in the six participating countries the MIRACLE project had initiated and invigorated processes of different churches striving “to be church together” in a response to migration. Presenters from the different countries described how the European process of cooperation had helped to advance national debates and learn from one another. Positive experiences echoed that “a lot of mutual recognition between traditional and migrant-led churches was achieved in recent years” and “our witness has become more inclusive”, while more sceptical voices highlighted that “expectations regarding results of this uniting in diversity are still too different to be reconciled”. Many participants underlined that the MIRACLE project had moved forward discussions by offering concrete methods and tools for churches to move towards more inclusive ministry. It was concluded that a more inclusive Christian ministry was “possible, but required new strategies, methods and training”.  The reflections from within the family of Christian churches were enriched by inputs from partners representing Muslim and Jewish organisations reflecting on their communities´ experience with integration issues. Representatives of secular initiatives such as the EU Integration Forum and the network of Cities for Local Integration Policies (CLIP) highlighted the increasing recognition of the contribution of churches and other faith communities to social cohesion in multiethnic societies.  Marja-Liisa Laihia, Migration officer of the Lutheran Church in Finland, commented: “For us the MIRACLE project helped to provide a clear focus: to work for the equality of Migrant Christians in our churches. Migrant Christians have the right to be equal part of our church; and through their contribution to our church they help to transform and renew our witness. The MIRACLE project has strengthened our conviction that measures and programmes to increase Migrant Christians´ participation and equality in our churches is not only an obligation, but an immense opportunity for the future of our church”. Results of the MIRACLE project will be published in a practical guide by June 2010.

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Being In The World

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 2 dicembre 2009

Miami, Florida until 7/3/2010 1018 North Miami Avenue Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation – CIFO Selections From The Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection Curated by Berta Sichel  The exhibition proposes this as a useful model for understanding recent artworks which struggle with the individual in a changing world. Being in the World includes 7 artists whose works were selected from the 63 media-based works in the collection. It features works by leading artists Chantal Akerman, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Muntean/Rosenblum, Robin Rhode, Shirin Neshat, Bill Viola, and Francesca Woodman.
About CIFO  The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2002 by Ella Fontanals-Cisneros and her family to foster cultural and educational exchange within the visual arts. CIFO has three primary initiatives:  – CIFO Art Space – a permanent venue for the presentation of engaging and provocative contemporary art exhibitions highlighting works from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, works by its grantees and commissioned artists, and experimental, challenging art programs;  – Grants and Commissions Programs supporting emerging and mid-career contemporary artists from Latin America; and – Foundation-initiated support for other arts and culture projects.
Ella Fontanals-Cisneros began collecting art in the 1970s, and today her collection includes important Geometric Abstract works from Latin America including pieces by Gego, Jesús Rafael Soto, Alejandro Otero, and Segio Camargo among others. It also includes cutting-edge pieces by some of the leading contemporary artists of our time. Collection highlights include photography by Barbara Kruger, Vik Muniz, and Thomas Struth; and installations by Julian Rosefeldt, Olafur Eliasson, and Ai Weiwei. (Image: Muntean/Rosenblum)

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Cultural and artistic co-operatives

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 9 ottobre 2009

Toronto  Wednesday October 14, 2009 – 6:30 pm  Istituto Italiano di Cultura – 496 Huron St., Free admission  Artists are individualists par excellence, competing vigorously with one another for scarce opportunities.  But, except for the “stars,” who are a minority, artists benefit greatly from community. For those lacking the  means to fully develop their work and bring it to the public, the co-operative form can be an excellent  solution. The speakers compare the development of these organizations in Italy and Canada. Larry Haiven and Judy Haiven are Professors in the Department of Management, Faculty of Commerce  at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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The Jerusalem Show

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 29 settembre 2009

Jerusalem October 11th – 20th, 2009  Old City,  An annual international art and cultural event in the old city of Jerusalem.  Artists  Jumana Emil Abboud, Mohamed Al Hawajri, Nevin Aladag, Ayreen Anastas  + Rene Gabri, Samira Badran, Taysir Batniji, Nathan Coley,  Collaboration Around Micro Politics, Mumbai (CAMP), Phil Collins,  Kajsa Dahlberg, Andrea Faciu, Issa Freij, Ra’oof Haj Yahya, Sandi  Hilal + Alessandro Petti + Basel Abbas + Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Mahmoud  Hojeij, Khaled Hourani, Maider Lopez, Ken Lum, Sliman Mansour, Olaf  Nicolai, Ria Pacquée, Wael Shawky, Ala’ Younis.

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Canadian Cultural Centre

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 19 settembre 2009

Paris – France 5, rue de Constantine Canadian Cultural Centre. The Canadian Cultural Centre presents Unmasking : Arthur Renwick,  Adrian Stimson, Jeff Thomas, an exhibition organized for “Photoquai”  , the New World Visual Arts biennale of the Quai Branly museum in  Paris.  The photographic works of Arthur Renwick, Adrian Stimson, and Jeff  Thomas are diverse, and to varying degrees, confrontational  expressions of First Nations identity. Unmasking explores their  individual strategies, which can be gentle, campy, or whimsical,  while creating conversations between contemporary art, mass culture,  and representations of the past. All three artists use staging, or posing, of the human subject,  referring directly or obliquely to photographic documents, such as  Edward S. Curtis’s monumental and flawed The North American Indian,  as well as stereotypical three-dimensional objects, ranging from  sculptures to toys. All three also look to the built environment and  the landscape for vestiges of First Nations representation and still  active systems of belief. Every work in Unmasking carries signs of  rupture in the historical account – signs that draw out specific  histories and contemporary realities. Their mises-en-scène and  performances are based on sound research and deep understanding of  cultural traditions, while firmly implanted in the present. Their  images powerfully state: we are here now; recognize us; acknowledge  us; deal with us.  The exhibition has been organized by independent curators Martha  Langford and Sherry Farrell Racette for the Canadian Cultural Centre,  within the context of Photoquai – Renwick, Stimson, and Thomas are featured in the 2009 edition.

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