Anno’s Africa: escaping the poverty trap through dance and creativity

Anno’s Africa is an English charity that offers an alternative, arts education to orphans and vulnerable children in some of Africa’s most overpopulated and poorest slums in the world. The idea behind this project is that through dance and creativity you can escape poverty and find self esteem.

We spoke with Bee Gilbert, director of Anno’s Africa and Anna Nygh, dance teacher, about the project and about how dance and art can be important resources to escape from poverty.

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Kirino Natsuo al Festival Incontri di Civiltà

Il 30 Marzo a Venezia, al Festival Incontri di Civiltà, abbiamo incontrato Kirino Natsuo. Kirino Natsuo ha dialogato per circa un’ora con il Prof. Gianluca Coci (traduttore ufficiale di Kirino e docente presso il Dipartimento di Lingue e letterature straniere e culture moderne dell’Università degli studi di Torino) e la Prof.ssa Caterina Mazza (docente presso il Dipartimento di Studi sull’Asia e sull’Africa Mediterranea dell’Università Cà Foscari di Venezia).
I temi trattati sono stati numerosi. Qui un breve riassunto.

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La fotografia di Marco Panzetti e “The idea of Europe”: identità europea e crisi migratoria

Marco Panzetti è di Bergamo ma vive a Barcellona da 10 anni. È fotografo a tempo pieno da fine 2014.
Il suo lavoro si concentra su questioni contemporanee legate all’identità, alle migrazioni, all’ingiustizia e sviluppo sociale. Con lui abbiamo parlato di fotografia e migrazioni e ci ha raccontato le sue esperienze dirette che danno origine ai suoi lavori raccolti in “The idea of Europe”.

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International justice and the role of the International Criminal Court

A chat with Mattia Cacciatori, Ph.D. Researcher at the University of Bath, UK. His research lies at the crossroads of international relations and international law, and focuses on the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a security agent. Mattia has written several pieces on the ICC for a variety of forums including Open Democracy, Justice Hub, Justice in Conflict and The Conversation (…)

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A chat with Shino Hateruma on the issue of the U.S. military bases in Okinawa

The U.S. military bases in Okinawa are a long standing presence and a complex issue that characterize and shape Okinawa identity and its relations with the Japanese Central government.
Shino Hateruma (Waseda University) answered our questions about Okinawa identity, the relations with the military bases and the Americans and the recent demonstrations linked to the Futenma relocation.

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