A boundless meeting on the occasion of the release of the 500 number of the magazine "il Mulino". With the Patronage of the Municipality of Bologna, the Metropolitan City of Bologna and the collaboration of the Institution for social and community inclusion Achille Ardigò and Don Paolo Serra Zanetti, the magazine "il Mulino" invites students and citizenship of its city to connect with Italy in Europe told in his "Journey among Italians abroad".
- When? Wednesday 15 May, starting with 18
- Where? In the center of Bologna, at the Sala Tassinari of Palazzo D'Accursio
The magazine of culture and politics «Il Mulino» was born in Bologna in the 1951 with a simple goal: to understand the present, and not only the Italian one.
Sixty-eight years later, the 500 number leads the reader to discover a migration that is not talked about enough: ours. Crossing the analysis of expert scholars and the voices of direct witnesses, the monographic one Journey among Italians abroad try to reconstruct the mosaic of "Italy elsewhere": reviewing the history, geography and numbers of the Italian diaspora, and at the same time trying to meet the faces, choices, regrets, dreams, dilemmas, nostalgia and motivations of millions of compatriots who no longer live in Italy.
For what reasons? "It is worth asking ourselves and it is worth asking: we did it in the book and we will do it live, avoiding the judgments and banalities that too often are wasted on Italy, Europe and the European Union, of which we are all citizens even when we still feel we are foreigners. "
After the greetings of the Councilor for European Relations Marco Lombardo and of the Councilor for Culture Matteo Lepore, Maria Eleonora Landini will introduce the contents of the volume. The microphone will then pass to voices from Italy in Europe, with connections from London, Paris, Valladolid and Tirana. Giovanni Stinco, journalist for Radio Città del Capo, mediapartner of the evening, will moderate.
Travel among Italians abroad
It is not just the much-cited "brain drain" that is analyzed in this volume. But more generally the phenomenon of a new emigration (often not characterized by highly qualified jobs). In particular, in these pages we talk about those who, due to their age, should be the architrave of the country in which they were born.
How many? Where do they come from and where do they go? What prompted them to leave Italy? How do they see their life experience?
Subdivided by geographical area - from the main countries that today welcome Italian emigration in Europe to the less obvious areas of Eastern Europe, to the American continent, to Oceania, to Afica, to Japan - forty Italians who have chosen to live at the abroad they are told in as many autobiographical stories.
Someone comes back. But for almost all life takes a road that progressively takes them away. It is also the sign of a decline that, to be arrested, requires a vision from Italy that can restore confidence in the future that many have chosen to look for elsewhere.
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