Novembre 21

La distruzione dell’arte nel processo di trasformazione della società

Da Cambio, Rivista sulle trasformazioni sociali – PoieinLab editore.

The Destruction of Art in Social Transformations, di Laura Appignanesi e Michele Paladini

Abstract: The focus of the article is on destruction of artworks. From antiquity to current age, wars and political upsets had been accompanied by crimes against Cultural Heritage. Thus the thesis is the following: the artifact has a sociologic importance not only as “subject” able to transpose social changes, but also as “object” victim of violent historical changes. We examine a concrete case: the vicissitudes of gilded bronzes of Cartoceto of Pergola, whose story is still mysterious. Therefore we use interdisciplinary methodologies that have draw on judicial investigation model, archaeological analysis and conceptual tools belonging to Systems Theory. The result is a correspondence between political history and “private story” of the bronzes. In conclusion, by an inductive argumentation, the paper comes to a general consideration: crimes against artworks, by contrast, show the pivotal role of Art in the process of construction, conservation and transformation of social system.

Novembre 16

La street art come pratica di riconoscimento e appaesamento degli spazi sociali urbani: il caso di Torpignattara a Roma

Da Cambio, Rivista sulle trasformazioni sociali, edita da Poiein Lab.
Di Marianna Colacicco

Abstract: The aim of this short article is to analyze urban and social transformations through the contemporary phenomenon of street art. The hypothesis from this introduction research start is the need of a new paradigm inside the sociology of art, an interdisciplinary synchronism among several social fields out of the classical and modern meaning of aesthetic. The answer is what is art today? And can a “non art” becoming a work of art? The process of ratification and its mediation sociology help to understand how street art should be read as a social process where art and society are one common dimension. The passage to a “fourth generation” inside a culturological and social straim of research. The urban contest is a particular social space- especially peripheries where the increasing of new social conflicts and innovative practices of urban appropriation can reflect more about the whole cultural and social global frame. The research is a pilote, a preliminary study of a specific contest in Rome, Torpignattara, where main social problems, such as criminality, low integration, environmental degradation, isolation are only few datas coming from the ethnographic field. The other step of the analyze is to interview some expert, privilege witness, coming from art institutional field, who reveal the development of the artistic  movement inside the micro-reality and the birth of new practices of collective recognition and social participation to the artistic phenomenon.

Novembre 14

La nuova emigrazione italiana: cosa ne sappiamo, come ne parliamo

La nuova emigrazione italiana: cosa ne sappiamo, come ne parliamo, di Elena Caneva. Su Cambio.

Abstract: In recent years emigration has become a debated issue in public and political arenas, because of the increased number of Italians who moved abroad. Unlike the public debate, sociologists have not addressed the issue, that remains an almost intact field of study. This paper attempts to systematize the little knowledge and highlight the main issues related to the topic. The first issue regards the spread of two frames by mass media which depict migration only as a brain drain or a consequence of the economic crisis. The second is the historic production which often compares past and present movements of people in term of poor vs. global migrants. The third concerns the division between approaches that deal with mobility and those that study migration, as if they were two different phenomena. The final aim is to provide a more complete picture of the state of the art, and propose some reflections for a better understanding.