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Formentera, an analog impression

Photography is one of the most powerful means of expression. Andrea Amado, a young photographer from Spain, felt that analog photography was the best way to share feelings and thoughts. Here is her analog impression of Formentera, an island belonging to the Spanish Balears. She did not need colours to make her pictures alive. The […]

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Una faccia, una razza?

Italy and Greece are two countries deeply connected with each other. An Italian travelling or working in Greece will have probably heard the same sentence over and over. “Una faccia, una razza”: μια φατσα μια ρατσα, in Greek. The saying alludes to a significant similarity between Italian and Greek people, both physically and mentality-wise. The […]

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The ‘Wall of Mothers’ That Rises Against Police Violence

They started in Portland, but now the movement has spread to various cities across the United States. We are talking about the Wall of Mothers. During the protests of the last period it has risen again and again around the protesters to prevent the federal agents sent by President Donald Trump from arresting and attacking […]

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Earth Overshoot Day 2020

The Earth Overshoot Day We define “Earth Overshoot Day” the day when humanity consumes all the natural resources available on the planet for a specific year. To be more precise, the date is the imaginary point when humanity’s demand exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. The humankind has started being “indebted” to the […]

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The Murder of Pinar Gültekin and the Protests Against Male Violence in Turkey

The murder of Pinar Gültekin The body of 27-year-old student Pinar Gültekin was found in a forest in Mugla province, Turkey, on Tuesday, July 21. Five days had passed without news of her: the last time they had seen her, she was at a bus stop. Pinar Gültekin was beaten and strangled by her former […]

Babyteeth, a travel through intimacy and emotions

A fight against diseases, family troubles, drug addiction, tears, mental illnesses but also pure love, youthness, joyness, lightheartedness… Babyteeth is the new movie of the australian director Shannon Murphy, presented at the last “Mostra Internazionale dell’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia”. A troubled love story The plot is a teenager love story between Milla, a young girl […]

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Cultural Appropriation: My culture is not a costume

What does the term “cultural appropriation” mean? Cultural appropriation refers to the use of a cultural element of a group dominated by a different, dominant group. The dominant culture takes symbols from other cultures, appropriates them, neglects their original cultures. It generally uses them without permission or knowledge and often for profit. The term “cultural […]

June is (Global) Pride Month, even during a Pandemic

From social injustice comes dissatisfaction, and from dissatisfaction comes popular demand. Popular demand, then, can lead to uprisings.  We can detect this simple reasoning among the riots that we are reading about nowadays. After the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the Afro-American community is now rising to gain equality within the US society. Black […]

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Women who fight: Zapatismo and the Anti-Capitalist Post-Patriarchal Rift

The uprising of the Zapatista National Liberation Army in Mexico calls us to look inside the struggle of the Zapatistas and the networks woven against the violence of the racist, patriarchal capitalist system. The Zapatista movement in Mexico The Zapatista Army of National Liberation has a pre-colonial structure, communal and collective. People from the Zapatista […]

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Pride Month Going Online: A Good Recipe For Hate Speech?

It’s been half a century since the modern LGBTQ rights movement was born, so this year brings the need for a particularly special celebration. The global pandemic has decided otherwise. This pride month will definitely stay in our memories as an extraordinary one, whether for positive or negative reasons.  An Increasing Vulnerability It is indeed […]