Quaranteens 1


Italian teenagers and young adults as they emerge from the coronavirus lockdown

SOS Volunteers 4

SOS Volunteers

Providing assistance, medicines and food to those in need

Parma 6


The Italian Capital of Culture 2020

The End of Hasankeyf 8

The End of Hasankeyf

The lake created by the Ilısu dam will see the archeological site of Hasankeyf, as well as 199 villages in Turkish Kurdistan, submerged beneath its waters

The Glass Beads Game 16

The Glass Beads Game

The art of glass beadmaking could now be added to the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage

Twins Are Forever 19

Twins Are Forever

Life, death, monkeys and beans in the syncretic cult of African twins

AbandoNation 26


Italian ghost villages are our country’s best kept secret

Masks Never Die 27

Masks Never Die

Why African people must celebrate Carnival all year round

Via Francigena 28

Via Francigena

From Rome to Jerusalem along the ancient pilgrim paths

Moms for Rent 31

Moms for Rent

Humiliating practice for women or a way to fight decreasing fertility?

Saudade Bissau 41

Saudade Bissau

A timeless world where colonialism’s ruins blend in with ancestral rituals

Where Democracy Was Born 42

Where Democracy Was Born

The Borana herders who live in the Great Rift Valley have created a democratic system long before the Greeks

Gibellina 43


Utopia laboratory or ghost fantasma?

Escape to Mount Kenya 45

Escape to Mount Kenya

In the footsteps of Felice Benuzzi who escaped from an English prison field to climb Mount Kenya and return to the field

Zabbaleen. The Garbage People 48

Zabbaleen. The Garbage People

In the slums of Cairo the Zabbaleen, a minority community of Egyptian Coptic Christians, make a living by recycling up to 80% of the waste

Living with the Dead 49

Living with the Dead

In the overpopulated metropolis of Cairo the poor create their houses even in cemeteries

Bamboo Bikes 50

Bamboo Bikes

‘We don’t make bikes, we change lives’ is the slogan of the small company Zambikes who make bycicles with a bamboo frame

Elena Dak. I Walk with the Nomads 52

Elena Dak. I Walk with the Nomads

Elena Dak is a researcher who is particularly interested in those nomadic populations that are experiencing a rapid transformation. “Anthropology is a discipline that requires two specific actions: departing to reach the populations that are subject of the research and writing about them. When the population in question are nomadic herders, the passion and desire […]

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