Scholastic publishing is a world I never thought I'd enter until Simone Lattes came to visit me in the studio. According to the young publisher from Turin, textbooks for middle school students are usually conceived as toolboxes, which wear (and more often do not wear), condemn them to a rather short life.
Simone wanted to entrust me with some pages of the three volumes of the anthology for middle schools, believing that the exercise of interpreting an aesthetic image is at least as important as the work of hermeneutics of the text. The bet is to bring art closer to an age group that is normally far from it. I accepted this proposal with commitment, working on illustrating some pages of the great children's books, from Anne Frank's diary to Pinocchio, from the young Holden to Salgari.
THE WAY OF THE NOTEBOOK | STEFANO FARAVELLI | TEDXLAKECOMO
At TEDxLakeComo, Stefano Faravelli invites us to take the time to "unravel the Rainbow", allow ourselves to be questioned about the stupendous variety of Being and collect the traces of that marvelous design which is Life. Stefano Faravelli is an artist, philosopher, orientalist and traveller. His CV reads: "His destiny soon shows that he has a precise plan: at the age of five he risks being trampled by a hippopotamus when, during a circus show, he climbs over the side and enters the ring. An early passion for drawing and exploration do the rest". He is the author of various publications which paved the way in Italy for the genre of the "Carnet de Voyage". In fact, from his wonderful travels he brings back fascinating "notebooks" exhibited in London, New York, Paris, Istanbul and Jerusalem. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Matera Capital of Culture 2019 - Teatro dei Sassi
Teatro dei Sassi Association, in co-production with the Matera Foundation – Basilicata 2019 (for Matera European Capital of Culture 2019) asked me to collaborate in the creation of the Atlas of the emotions of the cities. Together with Alessandro Baricco and the Scuola Holden, the set designer Paolo Baroni and the choreographer Heike Hennig I created the "Secretissima camera de lo Core" inspiring the creation of the original works on display - visual, literary and video - made by more than forty artists, also Basilicata and finally setting up the great exhibition of the same name. My Mappamadre (whose scroll was signed by Alessandro Baricco); offers the viewer the summary of the entire project.
I have been collaborating with the Scuola del Viaggio for many years as I am also a member of the board. Internships, online courses, participation in festivals and reviews dedicated to travel. Since 2009 in Cannara I have participated as titular of the carnet de voyage chair in (almost) all the editions of the summerschool. An itinerant and nomadic school with a high educational profile.