martedì 17 ottobre 2017
Anthropology of Globalization for Global Governance #06
16 10 2017. We had our first off campus class this morning, visiting the MAAM, Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove (Museum of the Other and Elsewhere) guided by Giorgio De Finis, creator of the project and he know best knows the museum and its multifaceted cultural implications. Here you have the mp3 of our visit, with the many things that Giorgio told us, and I hope GG students shall soon contribute to the visual part of this post uploading their pics and videos collected during the visit. HERE you have another folder with pics!!
We have learned the history of the squat, how Giorgio came to know it through the walks around the Ring road organized by Stalker/Osservatorio Nomade, how this brought to the Rocket to the Moon in the SPACE METROPOLIZ project, and eventually to the the MAAM project.
We could talk about urban policies and politics, what is art and what is not. And most al all about squatting. We haven’t studied roman squatters yet, but their relevance in the social fabric of a city like Rome should not be underestimated.
Q1. What is the role of imagination in planning a space like MAAM? Think how the real, social life of individuals depends on what they can fantasize of, dream, hope or loath. Connect what you have seen to what we have been discussing in class on “culture as acquired and shared knowledge”.