The End of Hasankeyf 1

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 9

The Glass Beads Game

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

Twins Are Forever 12

Twins Are Forever

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

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AbandoNation

Italian ghost villages are our country’s best kept secret

Masks Never Die 20

Masks Never Die

Why African people must celebrate Carnival all year round

Via Francigena 21

Via Francigena

From Rome to Jerusalem along the ancient pilgrim paths

Moms for Rent 24

Moms for Rent

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

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Saudade Bissau

When during Fifteenth century the Portuguese fleet begun to sail the Atlantic ocean, Guinea coasts were among the first territories to be explored, and in 1446 Portugal declared them as its own possession. The real colonisation started a lot later, and it was the result of endless conflicts – mostly with other European nations. Guinea’s […]

Where Democracy Was Born 34

Where Democracy Was Born

The Borana, known as the “morning people”, are the largest tribe of the Oromo people and they live in the Great Rift Valley on the eastern banks of the Omo river, between Ethiopia and Kenya. The Borana, nomadic zebu breeders who live in mud huts made of animal dung, are known for their particularly democratic […]

Gibellina 35

Gibellina

Utopia laboratory or ghost fantasma?

Mother, Am I a Barbarian? 37

Mother, Am I a Barbarian?

This sentence from a poem by Lale Muldur was the title of the latest art biennial that started in Istanbul in September, 2013. A theme that wanted to bring art out of the galleries and talk to people, to the ‘excluded’ from the new economic relations between rich and poor and from the wild capitalism […]

Bamboo Bikes 38

Bamboo Bikes

“We don’t make bikes, we change lives”. This is the slogan of Zambikes, a small company created in 2007 in Lusaka by 4 resourceful young men (2 from Zambia and 2 from the USA). After assembling iron bicycles imported from Taiwan for a couple of years, they realized that being creative was not enough and […]

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