I looking forward to March 18, day one of the Borders, Captivity, and Memory symposium. The full schedule with info and links is on the website!
My contribution will be at the Roundtable 2: “Italian Others”: Histories of Racialized Migration and Diaspora between the Nineteenth Century and the Present, 2:45–4:15 p.m. (ET). Speakers at this roundtable will take up historical questions of migration, including by considering how race has operated in the Italian peninsula and the racialization of Italians who emigrated abroad. What do these histories reveal about the relationship between migration and racism? How can past dynamics of racialization be placed in dialogue with present debates?
Architect and senior fellow of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology of Toronto University, I'm a member of the board of directors of the Italian National Institute of Architecture (IN/ARCH) in Rome, where since 2003 I am in charge of the Institute Master Programs. My studies are rooted in the fields of architecture and philosophy of science with a special interest in biology and anthropology. Key words for my research are: Man, Space, Nature, Technique, Webness, Ecology, Relations, Interactions, Resources, Energy, Landscape, Footprint, Past and Future. My goal is to build critical understanding of the present to suggest useful strategies to build the future.