This collaboration between NanoValbruna and impactmania, which was born during the inaugural edition of the Festival, clearly demonstrates some of the silver linings of the event, which "allowed to establish not only working relationships, but also bonds of friendship" according to Martina Chirico.
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.
Traveling, displacement, and migration have always been a part of human beings. When people have moved from one place to another, their culture has met the one of their reached destination, influencing music. Many composers have been influenced and inspired by migration, either because they have moved themselves, or because they have seen someone else do it.
Those who speak more than one language certainly have greater mental agility than those who speak only one.
Considering all the discriminations — some of them evident, others really subtle — that we observe around us, and the growing predominance of the Western model, understood in all its aspects involving every area of life, isn’t the world becoming more and more closed in on itself?
But in reality, problems like climate are inherently complex, made by multiple players. And if you dig deep enough, you actually could find that maybe this one piece or these several pieces could be the linchpins of making major changes, rather than trying to raise tens of billions of dollars just doing X or Y.
There's a huge gap between the academics and the practitioners. I think some smart university is going to start a translational entrepreneurship group, working not only on translating their academic research, but maybe going through some of the best papers and pulling out useful things for practitioners.