LA CASA DI SABBIA – THE HOUSE OF SAND

LA CASA DI SABBIA – THE HOUSE OF SAND

La Casa di Sabbia – The house of sand is an association created to make the lives of families with severely disabled children more aware and independent; adding some “grains of sand”: defending the rights of children, supporting parents and giving opportunities to siblings. Each grain is important to continue living after a traumatic event, such as the discovery of your child’s disability.

I find this idea of grains of sand simply wonderful and personally manages to communicate a disruptive force to me.

We all grew up with the tale of the three houses of ancient oral tradition also taken up by Italo Calvino and animated in a Disney classic. 

Personally, now I add another type of effective house, made up of these small but essential “grains” of La Casa di Sabbia for their important contribution in the protection of civil rights and social and socio-health assistance.

This very long press review testifies to the main stages of a tireless journey all aimed at improving social conditions with the utmost effort, working for the right to have the same growth opportunities for all children, for the right to adequate services that allow them not to leave work and to have assistance at home.

On the site you will find a long list of activities carried out and projects, the last of which concerns a petition: “Reimbursement of legal expenses incurred by parents for cases at the Juvenile Court” which you find here at the bottom of the story of what happened.

The suspension of parental responsibility is a theme that has always shaken me deeply, in the light of too many SAD news events as a result of which defenseless children died from the beatings suffered by their parents amid general indifference.

For this reason, I find it unacceptable that where love and care against all the windmills of our imperfect society is so overly clear, there has been a totally unjustified intervention as decreed at the end of the trial with the “no place to proceed.”

These episodes are a failure for everyone and if the pain and injustice suffered can never be adequately compensated, it is undoubtedly right that at least the out-of-pocket expenses incurred for the procedure are borne by those who caused them without reason.

YOUTUBE STOPPED THE BYOBLU CHANNEL BROADCASTING

YOUTUBE STOPPED THE BYOBLU CHANNEL BROADCASTING

Textual report: Youtube has stopped the Byoblu channel broadcasting. The justification? The filming of a demonstration in the square 7 months ago. For citizens, no news right! Over half a million members built in 14 years of sacrifices gone up in smoke. Two thousand interviews with Constitutional Court judges, politicians, economists, magistrates, lawyers, journalists, intellectuals, two hundred million video views, all your comments, all your shares … all gone up in smoke!

I have already expressed my disappointment and my thoughts about such acts on the occasion of the closure of the Radio Radio channel and today exactly the same words are valid.

Honestly, as far as I’m concerned, these positions only generate the opposite effect: what could be so subversive?

What, we weak minds who do not know how to distinguish the messages that are addressed to us, we absolutely cannot listen?

We will still have a chance to find out, and at this point, it will be worth thinking much more carefully.

THE OLDEST CITY OF THE FUTURE

THE OLDEST CITY OF THE FUTURE

1600 years! Happy birthday Venice

I have already written several times about my falling in love with Venice so obviously today I can’t help but celebrate this special birthday!

Even if my tribute is nothing compared to the greeting received from them:

aren’t they beautiful ?!

And I absolutely advise you not to miss this virtual tour as well. 

You will end the dreamy vision and with the desire to be able to breathe the atmosphere of the lagoon too, to walk through calli and campielli to discover the corners you don’t know, to wait for the sunset on the Canal Grande …

But no melancholy! Let’s take it as a destination to be able to reach soon!

A hundred deep solitudes taken together form the city of Venice – that is ber charm. An image for men of the future.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The future that Venice looks to, the very future that awaits us too.

THIS TIME WE ARE THE FIRST IN THE WORLD

THIS TIME WE ARE THE FIRST IN THE WORLD

Twice I have emphasized how the French had been more advanced in dealing with a giant like Amazon but this time we definitely come first, and since it is an important issue such as workers’ rights, I am particularly happy.

Well yes: it really seems that the strike scheduled for Monday 22 March is the first ever that will involve all sectors: logistics, transport and delivery, both as regards direct employees and temporary workers.

Overseas a trade union battle is taking place limited to the state of Alabama which has however received important endorsements: President Joe Biden, several members of Congress, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Marco Rubio, other unions such as the NFL Players Association, the MLB Players Association, and Black Lives Matter.

This is the direct testimony of Jennifer Bates: employed at the Bessemer warehouse.

Do you know someone who works at Amazon?
It would be interesting to hear a statement from those who are personally involved.

The various trade unions have communicated the reasons for the stop: workloads and rhythms, shift bargaining, reduction of driver hours, stabilization of fixed and interim times, compliance with health and safety regulations.

It goes without saying that we are all aware that behind our convenience of receiving the goods in click time there are people who make it possible at times and in times that are certainly not institutionally canonical.

As we know Jeff Bezos resigned in February with this letter: it’s about talented people, pride, minimum wages and livelihoods.

Undoubtedly, he must be credited with having built an empire, here are the points he has set as principles of leadership.

Intentional Darwinism, rank and yank and two out of three politics,  or anytime feedback tool are not mentioned despite a very famous New York Times survey brought up various unfortunate aspects.

So let’s wait to hear the Italian voices too.

THE SUSPENDED TIME

THE SUSPENDED TIME

As already happened for the Micam and for the Milan Fashion Week again the men’s fashion week in Milan showed us a PHYGITAL version.

In particular, I was struck by Walter Chiapponi’s work for Tod’s

why this presentation in particular?

For the places: the setting is Villa Crespi ai Ronchi built by the architect Giuseppe de Finetti, a pupil of Adolf Loos, as a residence for moments of leisure and for hunting trips.

Beyond the architecture, I would emphasize the context, that is, the way in which a connection with the surrounding landscape can also be felt from within.

It is no coincidence that the theme chosen was #SevenT: that is the concept of seven days spent in a sort of isolation that returns an expansion of time measured with reflective cadences of quiet awareness.

I admit to being biased by the affection I have for these places, but the atmosphere of these sunsets, which contains a stark contrast to the winter cold, for me materializes in a transmutation of space as an antidote to solitude, as completion, but also as an expansion of the spirit.

The quote that is offered to us “It is not the destination so much as the journey, and I know exactly where to go” in a certain sense has the power to overturn the perception of stillness, and it is almost as if immobility could be transfigured.

In fact, this is what we are all looking for in this period.

Unfortunately, the luck of being able to immerse yourself in a place so enchanted as to seem mystical is not for everyone, however.

And then the alternative: getting lost in words, getting lost in reading are perhaps the most effective representation of how time can expand or contract.

What is time suspension for you?

Is it really possible to go beyond oneself and know how to meet others even in complete solitude as suggested in the conclusion?

A RIVEDER LE STELLE

A RIVEDER LE STELLE

This time I continue the previous post and I really hope you haven’t missed such an amazing show

I had already seen Tosca last year, and in general I find that the opportunity to follow these events really has a relevant value.

This year the rehearsals of the planned Lucia di Lammermore had been interrupted as our lives continue to be interrupted in this period that we hope will end very soon, but the union of the work of various and prestigious excellences has meant that as in a magical blend what was created for me was a perfect alchemy. 

I think about the Elective Affinities, I don’t know if you pass me this comparison that comes from my enthusiasm for the crescendo of citations that has composed a series of artistic sequences to leave you breathless.

For example, I found a moment that I would define perfect with Bizet’s Carmen when the music that I simply adore was combined with images to create a pictorial and suggestive effect with the added value of King Giorgio‘s dress. 

Another very strong surprise: Davide Boosta Di Leo, who oversaw the part with the performance of Roberto Bolle.
I very much appreciate the contaminations in this sense.

And, as it turns out laughing I have a particular weakness for quotes, characteristics for which while I was watching I felt like a child who finds many packages under the Christmas tree.

Ballet

Cinema

Art

Fashion

Symbolic frames and literature

Listing everything would be an understatement and I would end up forgetting something anyway, so I rather ask what struck you most.

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