Enrico Di Minin on Using Social Media for Wildlife Conservation

The collated social media data form current information around wildlife, poaching (illegal hunting and capturing of animals), trading wildlife products, serves to better protect animals and nature and thus in the end us, humans. 

Massimo Rossetto on 20 Years of Connecting Communities in Italy and Nepal

Twenty years ago, Massimo Rossetto, on a mountaineering adventure stumbled on a small school in Kathmandu, Nepal. Making good on a promise to help, today, he has supported hundreds of young people and their families. 

Architect Saba Nabavi Tafreshi on Social Sustainability

Saba Nabavi Tafreshi is originally from Iran, today lives and works as an architect in the Netherlands. Saba spoke with Paksy, founder of impactmania, about the famous Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam (which happens to be Paksy's birthplace), the future of living, and social sustainability. 

impactmania Mentorship Program at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

From awards and grants, to lifelong relationships, and landing dream jobs, the following report encapsulates the meaningful impact impactmania internships have had on University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) students, faculty, staff, and collaborators.

Italian Newspaper Features impactmania’s Student Internship Program

As a matter of fact, we developed a relevant awareness of the world, which is now — more than ever — required to understand contemporary issues and their dynamics. And it was precisely this aspect which thrilled our editorial staff of teenagers from Friuli Venezia Giulia, forced to stay at home due to the pandemic, but focused on diverse nations, using technology to interview the ones we would had never imagined reaching.

Join us – Online Exhibition, May 18 2021

COVID made us all Digital Nomads However, it didn’t stop us from cross-cultural, interdisciplinary learning and forming friendships for life. A series of migration topics were explored in this Program — from songs inspired by migration, mirror neurons, losing of one’s name and identity, to social media being a new tool of integration. The project culminated in an online exhibition and a public presentation, May 18, 2021

Original Lo-fi Composition – Human Mind and Migration

A special co-creation by Alice Taylor (UCSB) and Gabriele Pilotto. Gabriele wrote a lo-fi composition to accompany Alice's interview for the Human Mind and Migration program. This piece features audio clips from Alice's latest interview with Prof. Fabio Rambelli, and serves as an example of the creativity and technicality of the students involved in the Music and Migration subgroup, and the ability for music to be produced using soundtracks from all over the world, via the internet.

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